Helen Mirren, 75, turns into a housekeeper in the trailer for upcoming movie The Duke
She is a highly regarded Oscar-winning actress, known for her roles in The Queen, The Madness Of King George and many others.
And, Helen Mirren, 75, ditched all hints of glamor, including her platinum braids and quintessentially pink makeup, as she transformed into drab cleanser Dorothy Bunton in the trailer for her upcoming movie The Duke.
The British actress – who stars alongside Jim Broadbent (who plays Kempton Bunton) in the comedy-drama – was dressed in an old-fashioned and old-fashioned outfit as she stepped into the character in the film’s teaser.
New role: Helen Mirren, 75, ditched all signs of glamor as she morphed into disgust cleaner Dorothy Bunton in the trailer for her upcoming movie The Duke alongside Jim Broadbent
Helen’s usually shiny platinum braids were blunted to a soft gray shade, while her eyes were shielded by dated glasses.
The actress was dressed in vintage-style blouses and dreary cardigans with flowery skirts and chunky ankle boots for the outing scenes.
While at home with her on-screen husband, Helen wore a long apron dress over a plain blouse as she sat knitting.
Speaking of being a part of The Duke, she said, “The whole story took me by surprise. You’d want to take it with a pinch of salt if all wasn’t true.
A different look: The British actress was dressed in an old-fashioned and old-fashioned outfit as she stepped into the character in the film’s teaser (pictured right in 2020)
Getting into character: The actress was dressed in vintage-style blouses and dreary cardigans for the exit scenes
“I loved the charm of the script; it was sweet and very endearing. I like the 60s, it was a more naive, more innocent time.
“Dorothy is the practice, that the wife is so often in the family; she supports the family. Kempton is the dreamer, but he is very committed and courageous in many ways.
“We shouldn’t just take a leaf from Kempton’s book, but also from Dorothy’s book – dreaming is fine, but you still have to pay the bills!” So let’s hear it for practical people in life too.
“It’s very important when you play an old married couple that the audience believe in that relationship. With Jim, I slipped into his wife’s role very easily, there was no effort on my part.
Mitigated: Helen’s generally shiny platinum braids were blunted to a soft gray shade, while her eyes were protected by dated glasses (pictured right in 2020)
All wrapped up: Helen wore flowery skirts and semi-opaque tights with chunky ankle boots
Helen also gushed about director of the film Roger Michell when she said: “The nature of the story depicted in the film is very similar to Roger’s – it has its sweetness, its wonderful sense of humor and its sage. acceptance of life.
“The material and the man himself really blend together and it shows in the way he works on set.”
The Duke is a moving true story that celebrates a man who was determined to live a meaningful life.
Set in 1961, it follows the story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, who stole the Duke of Wellington’s portrait of Goya from the National Gallery in London. It was the first theft in the history of the Gallery and it remains the only one.
Low key: While at home with her on-screen husband, Helen wore a long apron dress over a plain blouse as she sat knitting
Kempton then sent out ransom demands stating that he would only return the painting if the government invests more in senior care, specifically drawing attention to his long campaign for retirees to receive free television. .
What happened next is the stuff of legends. Only 50 years later, the full story emerged and it was revealed that Kempton had woven a web of lies.
The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve this, is a wonderfully uplifting story that will be seen in theaters for the first time.
Soon! The film will be released nationwide in UK cinemas on September 3, 2021
Starring Oscar winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, The Duke was directed by Bafta winner Roger Michell (of Notting Hill) from a screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
The uplifting comedy-drama premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, where it received critical acclaim.
The Duke is a Pathé, Ingenious Media and Screen Yorkshire presentation of a Neon Films production.
Nicky Bentham is the producer and executive producers are Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé, Andrea Scarso for Ingenious Media, Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire, Peter Scarf and Christopher Bunton.
The film will be released in UK cinemas on September 3, 2021.