Helen Mirren is an English actress. She started her performing career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s. On the big screen, her first role was in the film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. During the 1970s, she portrayed the titular character in the movie Miss Julie. She later portrayed Ophelia/Gertrude in 1976’s Hamlet. The following decade, she portrayed Morgana in Excalibur. She gained wider fame in the 1990s, having earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Madness of King George. In the 2000s, she was acclaimed for her performances in Gosford Park and The Last Station. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, Mirren won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. In the 2010s, she starred in the films Woman in Gold, Trumbo, Red, Red 2, and The Leisure Seeker.