Helen Mirren is set to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
The event which is slated for February 27, 2020, will see Mirren take home a Golden Bear for her accomplishments as an actress in a career spanning several decades.
Berlinale’s new Executive Director, Mariette Rissenbeek, uttered some positive words about the film star, remarking on her portrayal of complex characters.
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.Mariette Rissenbeek – variety.com
Helen Lydia Mirren was born on July 26, 1945, and is an English actress who began her career in the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967.
She is one of the few who have gotten the Triple Crown of Acting and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for playing Queen Elizabeth in the movie The Queen.
Mirren also received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as the British royal leader in The Audience.
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