Helen Mirren to Receive European Achievement in World Cinema Honor

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COLOGNE, Germany - Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren (The Queen) will receive this year's European Achievement in World Cinema award, the European Film Academy's lifetime achievement honor, for her body of work.

Mirren, whose illustrious career includes roles in Michael Powell's Age of Consent (1969), Nigel Cole's Calendar Girls (2003) and Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001), will receive the honor at the 25th European Film Awards on Dec. 1 in Malta.

Mirren's most recent performance was in Istvan Szabo's The Door. She stars as Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville in Sacha Gervasi's upcoming biopic Hitchcock and will reprise her role as Victoria in Red 2, the sequel to the 2010 action comedy hit, which Dean Parisot will direct.

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