Helen Mirren to Play the Queen Again


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.