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Helen Mirren to Play the Queen Again

by 10:08 AM PDT, September 21, 2012
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Helen Mirren won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen and now she's set to play the British monarch again -- this time onstage!

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The 67-year-old actress will play the queen in a new play by The Queen writer Peter Morgan called The Audience, set to open in London next February, the BBC reports. Mirren also portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in the 2005 miniseries Elizabeth I.

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The Audience will take viewers inside the weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth and many of the 12 prime ministers that have served under her reign.

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