Helen Mirren, an actress whose career has encompassed many notable roles in theatre, television and film; most notably The Queen for which she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and many other accolades for her performance. Her recent work includes in television ‘Elizabeth 1’ for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe and ‘Prime Suspect V11’ for which she also won an Emmy, in the theatre ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ and ‘Phedre’ at the National Theatre.
Helen’s recent film work includes Gosford Park, Calendar Girls, Inkheart and State Of Play ; The Last Station is due for release shortly. She is currently filming Brighton Rock directed by Rowan Joffe. She was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003. Photograph by Dave Bennett / Getty