Jameson Empire Awards 2013
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EMPIRE LEGEND AWARD HELEN MIRREN
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Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Winner - Empire Legend Award - Helen Mirren

WHAT WE SAID ABOUT THE QUEEN (2006)... A remarkable turn from Dame Helen Mirren, who turns an icon familiar from postage stamps and Christmas broadcasts into an actual human being in one of the most difficult roles of her career.
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ON THE TEMPEST (2011)... Taymor's take is intended as interpretative rather than definitive, and so it proves: for a start, she switches the central role's gender, so instead of Prospero the over-protective father, we have 'Prospera' (Helen Mirren) the overbearing mother. It's a brilliant conceit, the gender switch lending Prospera's betrayal an agreeably apposite whiff of patriarchal sexism. And Mirren is on formidable form.
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ON THE LAST STATION (2010)... It's the most delicious treat to watch Mirren and Plummer going at each other with all they've got, alternating fits of loathing and lust with cruelty, tenderness and supremely amusing repartee. Mirren's Russian blood must have thrilled to a script that provides her ample opportunity to display imperious bearing, an operatic range of emotions and feminine wiles.
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ON STATE OF PLAY (2009)... As the Globe's bolshy editor (played with acidic zest by Dame Helen Mirren) shrieks to Cal at the plot's crux: "The real story is the sinking of this newspaper!" The paper's new corporate owners are, she snaps, "interested in sales, not discretion!"
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ON THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980)... Helen Mirren is superb as the devoted wife attempting to hold everything together.
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