Helen Mirren to receive SAG Life Achievement Award
More British acting royalty to be honoured, this time by the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Another esteemed Brit is getting a prestigious award with Dame Helen Mirren to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Mirren will accept the honour during the awards, held on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica.
“Dame Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and luminous talent,” said SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher. “Her work runs the gamut of characters from a not-so-retired CIA super-killer and a ruthless Russian spy handler to a Hungarian cleaning lady and the most exquisite Elizabeth II. She has set the bar very high for all actors and, in role after role, she exceeds even her own extraordinary performances.”
“I am honoured to have been chosen to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award,” Mirren said in a statement. “Since I was a young actor starting out, I have always been inspired by and learned from American screen acting, so this award is particularly meaningful for me.”
Amongst her stand-out credits are The Queen, Gosford Park, The Last Station, Calendar Girls, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Madness of King George, Prime Suspect, Phil Spector and Elizabeth I.