Helen Mirren
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"Dame Helen Lydia Mirren", Order of the British Empire/DBE, is an English actor.

Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the latter half of the 1960s. From her very first film appearances (e.g., playing the young muse to a middle-aged artist in 1969's Age of Consent (film)/Age of Consent), Mirren displayed the overtly sensual screen persona that would become her trademark. Other early movies included O Lucky Man! (1973), The Long Good Friday (1980) and Excalibur (film)/Excalibur (1981).

During her career, she has portrayed three British queens in different films and television series: Elizabeth I of England/Elizabeth I in the television series Elizabeth I (TV series)/Elizabeth I (2005), for which she received Emmy Award/Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom/Elizabeth II in The Queen (film)/The Queen (2006), which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress/Academy and BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in The Madness of King George (1994), for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She is the only actress to date to have portrayed both Queens Elizabeth on the screen.

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