Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament, Women of 2011: Round 1

Helen Mirren vs. Joanna Lumley

One is 66 (Helen), the other is 65 (Joanna). One has four BAFTAs (Dame Helen), the other has three (Joanna). One is an action hero on film (Ms. Mirren), while her counterpart is a political crusader (Lumley, with her push for residency rights for Gurkha soldiers in Britain). Both are utterly scintillating. Who tips your scales, DCI Jane Tennison or Patsy Stone? (Photos by AP.)

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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