Dame Helen Mirren - Helen Mirren Struggling To Find Shakespeare Roles

Subscribe to Helen Mirren alerts

Dame Helen Mirren has avoided starring in any Shakespearean plays over the last few years as she is convinced The Bard didn't write enough good roles for older women.

The 67 year old began her acting career with Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s and has starred in plays including As You Like It, Henry Vi and MACbeth over the years, and she also took Shakespeare to the big screen in film adaptations of A Midsummer Night's Dream and most recently in 2010's The Tempest.

However, Mirren is adamant she is now struggling to find Shakespeare roles appropriate for her age.

Speaking during a question-and-answer charity event in London in aid of National Youth Theatre, Mirren told the audience, "One of the inequities of Shakespeare is once you get to my age there are few great women's roles. So I have not done Shakespeare for a long time."


Tags: Helen Mirren

Subscribe to Helen Mirren alerts

More Helen Mirren

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Review

A relentlessly smiley-glowy tone threatens to undo this film at every turn, but it's just about rescued by a spiky script and the adept cast....

"Guardians" May Have Saved The Galaxy, But They Can't Hold On To The Box Office

So here’s some news: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just breezed past Guardians of the Galaxy to the top of the box office. Yes, you can...

Helen Mirren Looks Picture Perfect In Blue Lace At 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' NY Premiere - Part 3

Helen Mirren wore a gorgeous blue lace dress at the New York premiere for her new movie 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' held at the Ziegfeld Theater....

Helen Mirren Will Play The Queen on Broadway, Daldry Directing

Helen Mirren will reprise her critically-acclaimed role as Queen Elizabeth II on New York City's Broadway, it has been announced. Mirren won an Oscar for...


Helen Mirren Set For Broadway Return To Play Queen Elizabeth II Again

Dame Helen Mirren has had many memorable performances in her illustrious acting career, but the most important one could arguably be the portrayal of Queen...

Helen Mirren Starrer "The Hundred-Foot Journey" Features Spicy Food And Cheesy Romance

Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg joined forces on the foodie comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey and celebrated the fruits of their labour Tuesday night at the...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But everyone knows the Oscars never stay silent for long and the...

Katie Holmes, Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren Filming 'Woman In Gold' [Pictures]

Katie Holmes, Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren have been hard at work filming The Woman in Gold - an upcoming American-British drama film directed by...



Helen Mirren Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Helen Mirren

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All