Shooting has begun on "The Iron Lady" which tells the story of one of the most controversial leaders of all time, Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep in the title role.
The film follows the Conservative MP's career as she barged all comers aside to become Prime Minister.
In order to immerse herself in the character and to experience as much as possible what it felt like to be the perpetrator of some of the most inflammatory political policies of the 20th Century, Streep stayed with President Mubarak in Egypt for the first week of demonstrations.
"Being in Cairo at that time gave me a real feel for the discontent and anger caused by the introduction of the Poll Tax in Scotland and the attempt to crush the miners" the actress revealed. "And it also showed me the strength of character that's required to be a mean S.O.B. in constant denial".
The film also stars Randy Quaid as the PM's husband , Worzel Gummidge as Michael Foot and Bart Simpson as Ronald Reagan.