Chiswick's Dame Crowned Queen of Film
Helen Mirren honoured for achievements at British Film Awards
Chiswick born actress Dame Helen Mirren was honoured for her achievements at the British Independent Film Awards this week.
61 year old Mirren was awarded the UK film industry's Achievement Award at the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by actor James Nesbitt in Hammersmith. The event marks the beginning of the film industry's international award season which culminates with the Oscars.
Born Ilynea Lydia Mironoff in 1945 in Chiswick, Helen Mirren is the daughter of an English mother and a Russian aristocrat father stranded in London after the 1917 Russian Revolution.
December 1, 2006