The Freeland File
Aerospace & Defense
Global Market Data
Lucy P. Marcus
David Cay Johnston
The Great Debate
Jack & Suzy Welch
Macro & Markets
Lipper Awards 2012
Personal Finance Video
Emmy red carpet hits and misses
Fashion from the Emmy red carpet. Slideshow
All the highlights from the show
UPDATE 6-In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be 'eliminated'
24 Sep 2012
Obama offers himself up as 'eye candy' on 'The View'
24 Sep 2012
Google says Maps not waiting in wings for iPhone 5
Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats
China carrier a show of force as Japan tension festers
Egypt Salafi urges U.N. to criminalize contempt of Islam
Iran ready to defend against Israeli attack: Ahmadinejad
Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes in 2011: campaign
Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more | Photo caption
Facial hair is grown, then groomed, for the 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships in France. Slideshow
Legacy of Mao
The revered founder of Communist China is everywhere, from billboards to T-shirts. Slideshow
Actress Helen Mirren to receive European film award
Helen Mirren to play Queen Elizabeth again - on stage
Fri, Sep 21 2012
California judge rules anti-Islam film can stay on YouTube
Thu, Sep 20 2012
"Silver Linings Playbook" wins top prize at Toronto fest
Sun, Sep 16 2012
Actress says was duped, as anti-Islam film details emerge
Thu, Sep 13 2012
Korean film wins Venice, Hoffman, Phoenix honored
Sat, Sep 8 2012
Analysis & Opinion
Heroine: The Bhandarkar school of cliches
British actress Helen Mirren attends a news conference during the premiere of the film ''The Door'' in Budapest, March 7, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:45am EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Helen Mirren will receive a lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy when it hands out its annual movie prizes in December, the organization said on Tuesday.
The 67-year-old, best known for her Oscar-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in "The Queen", will attend the awards ceremony held on December 1 in Malta.
"It was discovering the immense diversity of European film making that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form," Mirren said in response to the announcement of the European Achievement in World Cinema honor.
"This award is therefore a very meaningful honor," she added in a statement. "I would be proud to be counted as an actor in the European tradition."
Mirren began her film career in the late 1960s, with titles including Michael Powell's "Age of Consent", and established her reputation in 1980 with gangster movie "The Long Good Friday" also starring Bob Hoskins.
She became a well-known figure in Britain for her work on the police television series "Prime Suspect" which also won her a slew of prizes.
In "The Madness of King George" (1994) she played Queen Charlotte, but it was 14 years later, in the part of another queen, Elizabeth II, that she established herself at the very top of her profession.
Her portrayal of the current British monarch won her a best actress Academy Award, and she was nominated for the same award again for "The Last Station".
Mirren will portray the queen on stage in a play written by the script writer of "The Queen", Peter Morgan. "The Audience" opens in London in 2013.
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.