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European Film Awards 2012: Helen Mirren to receive honorary award

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Helen Mirren is to receive an honorary award for achievement in world cinema from the European Film Academy.

“It was discovering the immense diversity of European film-making that gave me an enduring love and respect for the artform,” Dame Helen Mirren said.

“This award is… a meaningful honor. I would be proud to be counted as an actor in the European tradition.”


Helen Mirren is to receive an honorary award for achievement in world cinema from the European Film Academy

Helen Mirren is to receive an honorary award for achievement in world cinema from the European Film Academy

The Oscar-winning actress will be a guest at the European Film Awards on 1 December in Malta.

Helen Mirren, 67, won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in The Queen in 2007.

She was nominated for an Oscar again in 2010 for her role as Tolstoy’s wife in The Last Station and is tipped to pick up another nomination next year for playing Alfred Hitchcock’s wife opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock.

Helen Mirren’s earlier credits include The Long Good Friday, The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and His Lover, The Madness of King George, Gosford Park and Calendar Girls.

It was recently announced that Helen Mirren would revisit her Oscar-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in writer Peter Morgan’s new play The Audience.

Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry will direct the West End production next February at London’s Gielgud theatre. The Audience will depict the weekly meetings between the Queen and some of the 12 prime ministers of her reign.