Dame Helen Mirren will need to clear some space in her already-crowded trophy cabinet, because she’s going to be lauded at next year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
The prolific actress will receive an honorary Golden Bear award at the prestigious German film festival on February 27, 2020 – and six of her movies will be screened as part of a “homage.”
“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters – whether it’s Chris in Calendar Girls or Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” said Mariette Rissenbeek, the festival’s Executive Director.
The six Mirren movies screened at the festival will be The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Last Station, The Long Good Friday, Gosford Park, her new movie The Good Liar, and of course The Queen, for which she won an Oscar.
In addition to an Academy Award, Mirren has won four BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award. She’s one of just 24 performers to have completed the so-called “Triple Crown of Acting,” which is achieved by winning an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony.
In 2003, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to drama. And ten years later, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
See what we mean about a pretty crowded trophy cabinet?
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