Helen Mirren receives the Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

Helen Mirren receives the Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

The Screen Actors Guild has chosen Helen Mirren as the recipient of the 57th Life Achievement Award, the union said Thursday.

The 76-year-old English theater actor has credits spanning over 50 years and has played everything from a gangster’s girlfriend in “The Long Good Friday” to Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen”. Mirren will add this latest honor to a solid lineup of awards including Oscars, Tonys, and multiple SAG, Emmy and BAFTA awards.

“I am honored to have been chosen to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award,” Mirren said in a statement. “Since I was a young actor in the beginning, I have always been inspired by and learned from American film acting, so this award is especially useful for me.”

The union said that with 13 SAG Award nominations and five wins, Mirren is also the most decorated SAG Life Achievement award winner.

“Mrs. Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and brilliant talent,” Fran Drescher, President of SAG-AFTRA, said in a statement. “She’s set very high standards for all of her actors, and in role after role, she’s even surpassed her exceptional performance. I’ve always felt a kinship with Helen. She’s the Queen of England and I’m the Queen of Queens. She’s won an Academy Award and I’m one of the best performers of the year. It’s weird.”

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The 28th Annual SAG Awards will be broadcast live from Santa Monica, California on February 27th on TNT and TBS at 8 PM ET.

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