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Helen Mirren grants an Audience with National Youth Theatre

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Helen Mirren, who hit the headlines over the weekend for berating a group of drummers outside the Gielgud Theatre, will take part in a fundraising event for her alma mater the National Youth Theatre on 10 June.

Mirren, who is playing the Queen in Peter Morgan's acclaimed {The Audience::L0570541542}, will be interviewed on stage in an event billed 'An Audience With Helen Mirren'.

Paul Roseby, artistic director of the NYT, will chair the interview and invite questions from current NYT members.

Mirren began her career in the role of Cleopatra at the National Youth Theatre. She then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, starring in such productions as Troilus and Cressida and Macbeth.

Her other theatre work includes A Month in the Country (Tony nomination), Dance of Death (Tony nomination), Mourning Becomes Electra (Olivier nomination for Best Actress) and Phèdre (both for the National Theatre). She recently won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth II in The Audience.

The production will be broadcast live to cinemas through NT Live on 13 June.

The National Youth Theatre trains performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Other famous alumni include Daniel Craig, Colin Firth, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Day-Lewis, Orlando Bloom, Catherine Tate, Ben Kingsley, Ashley Jensen, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Dalton, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Hugh Bonneville and Matt Smith.


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