Renowned actors to give private performance for the British monarchy

Renowned actors to give private performance for the British monarchy

A royal audience on February 7

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The actress who played the Queen to critical acclaim is to play Elizabeth I for a private performance at Buckingham Palace

Helen Mirren, 68 won the 2007 Oscar for best actress for her portrayal in The Queen and also repeated her performance in The Audience of the National Theatre last year. It is reported that the award-winning actress will perform at an event to mark the Queen's six decades as a patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art later on in the month.

The evening will entail about 20 minutes of performances in between speeches and meetings with the actors. The event will take place on February 7 and may also feature Helena Bonham Carter, who played the Queen Mother in The Kings Speech and also Cate Blanchett who has played Elizabeth I on film twice. Judi Dench – who has also played the part of Elizabeth I – will also attend, along with Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock.

David Tennant, who has recently played Richard II on stage, Hugh Laurie, who acted as George, Prince of Wales, in Blackadder the Third and James Fox who played George V in WE, are also rumoured to attend.

The renowned Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay will also entertain the monarchy by performing a scene from the play The Dresser.

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