But … in my own experience of male and female directors, people have a much, much harder time taking a direct command from a woman. It’s somehow very difficult for people.

- Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep directed by women filmography

She-Devil dir. Susan Seidelman -1989
The Music of Regret dir. Laurie Simmons - 2006
Mamma Mia! dir Phyllida Lloyd - 2008
Julie & Julia dir. Nora Ephron - 2009
It’s Complicated dir. Nancy Meyers - 2009
The Iron Lady dir. Phyllida Lloyd - 2011
Suffragette dir. Sarah Gavron - 2015
Shakespeare Trilogy review – Donmar's phenomenal all-female triumph
A new staging of The Tempest crowns Phyllida Lloyd’s captivating trio set in a women’s prison
By Lyn Gardner

These are a-mazing roles to do in rep: “newcomer Leah Harvey, who is a tiny, eerie tricycle-riding Soothsayer in Julius Caesar, a vivid, athletic Earl of Douglas in Henry IV and an appealingly direct Miranda in The Tempest” not to mention Harriet Walter as Brutus/Henry IV/Prospero.


“The Winter Guest”

Alan Rickman and Sharman Macdonald photographed by David Eustace. 

Sharman Macdonald is a Scottish playwright, screenwriter, and actress. “The Winter Guest” is a 1997 film directed by Alan Rickman in his debut as a director, which stars Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson.               The film is based on Sharman MacDonald’s play.

Princess Grace of Monaco at the Olympic village in Rome for the 1960 Olympics, where her brother Jack “Kell” Kelly, who had previously won twice at Henley Regatta, rowed in the Double Sculls.

Scan from Grace: The Story of a Princess by Phyllida Hart-Davis.