|Elizabeth Windsor at the age of 25 walked into literally the
role of a lifetime. I honestly feel this award belongs to her,
because I think you fell in love with her, not with me.
Accepting Best Actress Award at 2007 Golden
Globe Awards for role of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen'.
She also won Best Actress Award for portrayal of Queen Elizabeth
I in TV movie 'Elizabeth I'.
|I really got to love the Queen by playing her. I think she's
a person who is genuine, she refuses to be fake.
On playing Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 movie
|I would feel very bad if she didn't like the way I played
her. I certainly don't want to stick a knife in her - especially
now that I'm a dame, and I might have that taken away from me.
Admitting she was nervous playing Queen
Elizabeth II in movie 'The Queen'.
|It's never been confirmed that Elizabeth was a virgin. It's
like the Virgin Mary - it's about branding, a logo. To use a
modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut.
On her role as Elizabeth I (known as the
'Virgin Queen' as she never married) in 2005 TV mini-series
|One thing I found hard to get scripted was the size of her
ego. Her ego was so huge. She was about being the queen, and
everybody had better treat her as the queen. I am not like that.
On her role as the 'Virgin Queen' Elizabeth
I in the 2005 TV movie of the same name.
|Flesh sells. People don't want to see pictures of churches.
They want to see naked bodies.
She has frequently appeared nude in films,
including the 2003 'Calendar Girl'.
|I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad
|It's the creme-de-la-creme of bullshit.
About the Academy Awards.
|When you do Shakespeare they think you must be intelligent
because they think you understand what you're saying.
|In England, it's a big deal. I do feel it's a great honour.
But I had to think about it quite seriously for a couple of
weeks. It does sort of squash you into the establishment thing.
In the end, my baser feelings got the better of me. I succumbed
On becoming Dame Helen Mirren 2003