On December 1st in Malta, the European Film Academy will honor Dame Helen Mirren with the "European Achievement in World Cinema 2012" Award for her skillful four-decade long career as an actress.
Mirren's first breakout role was in 1980 in John Mackenzie's "The Long Good Friday." During the 80s, she starred in Neil Jordan's Irish thriller "Cal," for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was her portrayal of Queen Charlotte in Nicholas Hytner's "The Madness of King George" for which she received Best Actress honors at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and her first Oscar nomination.
- By Maggie Lange
- September 25, 2012 12:29 PM
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