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Dame Helen Mirren has won another award for her portrayal of the Queen.
Dame Helen, who won an Oscar for The Queen in 2007, was named best actress for her performance as the monarch in West End stage play The Audience at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
The best actor prize was given jointly to Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, for their performances as Shakespeare’s Othello and Iago at the National.
Dame Maggie Smith and Lord Lloyd-Webber received special awards.
The former was presented with the Evening Standard Theatre Icon award by actress Kristin Scott Thomas, while the latter was recognised for his contribution to musical theatre.
An emotional Dame Maggie received a standing ovation as she collected her fifth Evening Standard theatre award.
“I know how long I’ve been working because I saw The Mousetrap before it came into London,” observed the actress, who turns 79 next month.
The veteran performer admitted to being “astonished” by the length of her career but said she was “very sad” not to have worked on the stage more often in recent years.
The experience of participating in the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary gala earlier this month, she said, “made my heart ache, because I’ve missed it an enormous amount”.
Before the ceremony, Dame Helen said she thought the praise she had received for The Audience was as much for the Queen as for her.
“I did feel very much that the response to the play was as much a response to that person, that extraordinary woman, as it was to my performance,” she told reporters.
Other honours were presented to actor Kevin Spacey for his work at London’s Old Vic theatre, and to David Walliams for his performance as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Little Britain star received his honour from Dame Edna Everage, who congratulated him on “overcoming a difficult background – parents who couldn’t spell Williams”.
Helen participated and won to the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her portrait of The Queen in The Audience. Enjoy the HQ pictures in our gallery.
Public Appereances > Events From 2013 > 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
As you might see we’ve new layouts up at main site and gallery, which header has been made by Nicole, and using my most favourite photoshoot of our Lady. I hope you like them as much as I do.
Also I’m adding the first picture of The Hundred-Foot Journey, donated by Frederik, of Helen with producer Oprah Winfrey.
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The pair were previously in competition at this year’s Olivier Awards, where Dame Helen took the prize for her portrayal of the Queen in The Audience.
Piper is nominated for her role in clinical drugs trial drama The Effect, which is also up for best play.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester are in contention for best actor.
Lester and Kinnear played Othello and Iago in the National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, while Ejiofor portrayed Congolese independence campaigner Patrice Lumumba in the Young Vic’s A Season in the Congo.
The best actress category also includes Kristin Scott Thomas for her part in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times; Linda Bassett, for her performance in Arnold Wesker’s Roots; and Lesley Manville, for Ibsen’s Ghosts.
Such a radiant and beautiful Helen in red at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong 50th Anniversary Gala. Enjoy the HQ pictures I’ve added to the gallery, and hopefully more will come tomorrow.
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