Helen Mirren returns to the throne for new Peter Morgan play?
On Tuesday evening Mirren returned to the character in a reading of The Audience, a play about the monarch's relationships with her Prime Ministers. The Mail reports that the piece is “still a work in progress”.
The version read this week features Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan and John Major, although Morgan has apparently not yet decided which characters will ultimately feature in the finished play. Gordon Brown and David Cameron are in the offing for inclusion.
Mirren played the title role in Jean Racine's Phèdre at the National Theatre in 2009, the production that launched the theatre's NT Live scheme.