Dame Helen Mirren Gets a "Bloody Brilliant" Sardi's Caricature
She has an Oscar, four Emmys, an Olivier, and the title "Dame." Now, 2015 Tony and Drama Desk nominee Helen Mirren is the proud recipient of a Sardi's caricature, which she received May 12. The drawing is inscribed with "How bloody brilliant to be a Broadway broad!"
Mirren currently stars as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's drama The Audience at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. Her other New York stage credits include Dance of Death and A Month in the Country. Onscreen, she has been seen in The Queen, Gosford Park, Calendar Girls, The Last Station, and the Prime Suspect television series.
Two-time Tony winner Stephen Daldry directs The Audience, which runs on Broadway after a sold-out engagement on London's West End. The drama explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 2012 through her weekly meetings with England's prime ministers. Morgan also wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film The Queen, which starred Mirren portraying the same legendary figure. She earned an Academy Award for her performance onscreen and an Olivier for her role in the stage play.
For tickets to see Mirren in The Audience, click here.