Anthony Head talks to the Daily Mail about his role opposite Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady".
'I've never voted Tory in my life. My beef with Mrs Thatcher was that she hated actors and thought the arts were a complete waste of time. But the first thing you think when you're asked if you want to be in a film with Meryl Streep is, "Er, yes".
You don't pass up the chance to work with someone like that. When it's your close-up, the person you're playing opposite gets as close to the lens as they can so your eyes are close to the lens. She would ram her head up against the side of the lens to be as close as possible, so you could fill the frame. She's very, very generous like that and it's something young actors could learn, that it's not all about you.
They didn't pay me a lot to do it - they didn't pay anybody a lot - but the experience was such a masterclass, I'd have paid them to do it.'