Emmy Awards British nominees: Dame Helen Mirren

Read our guide to the Outstanding Lead Actress in a mini series or movie nominee, and watch a clip of her as Linda Kenny-Baden in Phil Spector

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DAME HELEN MIRREN

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Nominated for: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini series or Movie

Role: Linda Kenny-Baden in Phil Spector

Awards veteran Dame Helen Mirren is up for her tenth Emmy nomination for her role in HBO biopic Phil Spector.

Her first nomination came in 1994 for her role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect; Mirren’s won four awards since, the last coming in 2007 for (yes, again) Prime Suspect. Is current British export sensation Downton Abbey on the way to achieving that kind of longevity?

In Phil Spector, which aired in the UK on Sky Atlantic in June, she played Linda Kenney-Brown, defense attorney to music industry producer Phil Spector during his murder trial.

Mirren’s up against Mad Men’s double-nominee Elizabeth Moss for her role in chilling BBC series Top of the Lake.

Watch a trailer of HBO’s Phil Spector featuring Helen Mirren:

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Click here to see bios of all the British actors and actresses nominated in the 2013 Emmys