Monday, April 11, 2011

Oldman: Thatcher Inspired Character

Gary Oldman has revealed that he had an unlikely inspiration for his latest big screen character - former prime minister Baroness Thatcher.

The Dark Knight star plays werewolf hunter Father Solomon in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood - a retake on the classic fairytale.

And the actor said he saw his character as being very much akin to the former world leader, because he is a man as committed to his cause as the Iron Lady was to her Premiership.

"Many, many, many years ago I met her. She's an incredibly charismatic woman and someone whose mind is... made up, you know?" he explains.

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