Belfast Telegraph

Streep visits House of Commons

Meryl Streep brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to the House of Commons when she turned up to watch Prime Minister's Questions.

It is understood the Mamma Mia! and Deerhunter star was doing a little research for her next big-screen role, playing Margaret Thatcher in the biopic The Iron Lady.

Downing Street said it played a part in facilitating the Oscar-winning actress' visit to the House, though it is understood that she did not meet Prime Minister David Cameron.

More than a few MPs were craning their necks to catch a glimpse of Meryl looking down from the visitors' gallery at events in the chamber, with some sending out messages on Twitter to announce that they had spotted her.

The Iron Lady, which focuses on the period leading up to the 1982 Falklands War, is currently in pre-production, with Jim Broadbent due to play Lady Thatcher's husband Denis, Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe and Richard E Grant as Michael Heseltine.

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