Fellowship of the BAFTA: Dame Helen Mirren Honoured With Prestigious Award
The Monsters University star was awarded for a career that spans over 40 years...
Dame Helen Mirren has been awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the British film academy’s highest honour.
The actress – who was awarded a damehood in 2006 – will pick up the gong at the BAFTA ceremony on Sunday 16 February in Covent Garden. Stephen Fry is set to host.
Previous winners of the BAFTA Fellowship include Elizabeth Taylor and Dame Judi Dench.
“'This is the greatest professional honour I can imagine,” Dame Helen said. “Certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming
The actress has graced both television and film screens during her 40-year long career, appearing in productions as varied as The Queen, for which she won an Oscar, and last summer’s animated smash, Monsters University.
Dame Helen is also known for her role in Prime Suspect, where she plays Detective Jane Tennison.