Cannes 2021: Festival veteran Helen Mirren on her prolific career


She was discovered playing a Shakespearean Cleopatra and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch. But Helen Mirren's range extends far beyond regal roles: as the breakout star of Northern Ireland drama "Cal" and the spellbinding heroine of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".


The actress has enjoyed critical acclaim and public admiration for decades now and is a regular visitor to the Cannes Film Festival, with two best actress prizes under her belt.

This year the L'Oréal ambassador reveals to us why she takes issue with the word "beauty", and what needs to be done to create a "deluge" of female talent in the film industry. 

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