The Display Actors Guild has chosen Dame Helen Mirren as their 57th Life Achievement Award Recipient, the union mentioned Thursday.
The 76-year-old English stage and display screen actor has credit spanning over 50 years and has performed all the pieces from a gangster’s girlfriend in “The Lengthy Good Friday” to Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen.” Mirren will probably be including this newest honor to a sturdy assortment of awards together with an Oscar, a Tony, and a number of SAG, Emmy and BAFTA Awards.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to obtain the SAG Life Achievement Award,” Mirren mentioned in a press release. “Since I used to be a younger actor beginning out, I’ve all the time been impressed by and realized from American display screen performing, so this award is especially significant for me.”
With 13 SAG Awards nominations and 5 wins, Mirren can also be probably the most embellished SAG Life Achievement recipient, the union mentioned.
“Dame Helen Mirren is kind of merely a superb and luminous expertise,” mentioned SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher in a press release. “She has set the bar very excessive for all actors and, in position after position, she exceeds even her personal extraordinary performances. I’ve all the time felt a kinship with Helen. She’s the Queen of England and I’m the Queen of Queens. She gained an Oscar and I’m left-hander of the yr. It’s uncanny.”
The twenty eighth annual SAG Awards will probably be broadcast dwell from Santa Monica, Calif. on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET.