Helen Mirren to be presented with prestigious award

Dame Helen Mirren is to be presented with a BAFTA fellowship at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. The award is the most prestigious award bestowed upon an actor by the Academy.

Mirren has certainly been in her fair share of amazing movies and won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 movie The Queen.

Other great actors that have been awarded this prestigious award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese and Judi Dench.

Speaking about her impending award, The Calender Girls actor said: “This is the greatest professional honour I can imagine, certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming”.

The awards will be held on February 16th at the Royal Opera House in London.