Legendary British actress, Helen Mirren will on February 27, 2020, receive the Honorary Golden Bear Lifetime Achievement Award at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.
At the ceremony, a retrospective of Helen’s films namely; ‘The Queen’, ‘The Long Good Friday’, ‘The Cook’, ‘The Thief’, ‘His Wife & Her Lover’, ‘The Last Station’ and the recently premiered one ‘The Good Liar’ will be screened, whiles she takes her honorary award.
“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters, whether it’s Chris in ‘Calendar Girls’ or Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’. Her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlinale disclosed.
Helen, aged 74, has on her achievement list, an Oscar and a Golden Globe, which she won in 2007 after portraying Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’. 2007 was the second time she won a Golden Globe after her 1997 win with ‘Losing Chase’. She also has a Tony Award (2015), Screen Actors Guild Award (2002, 2007), Primetime Emmy Award (1999, 2006, 2007), National Board of Film Review Award (2006) and many more.
In 2003, she was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to drama. She will be seen next in ‘Fast & Furious 9’ coming out next year.
The Berlin International Film Festival will run from February 20 to March 1, 2020.