Helen Mirren reigns at the Tonys with another award for playing the Queen

"Your Majesty, you did it again," said the 69-year-old British star as she picked up the best actress gong, adding to her already impressive array of trophies for playing Queen Elizabeth II

British actress Helen Mirren has picked up another prestigious award for playing the Queen. The 69-year-old star was awarded the best actress prize at last night’s Tony theatre awards in New York. 


She won for her portrayal of the monarch in hit play The Audience, a role which has previously seen her pick up an Olivier prize during the show’s West End run in 2013. 

And these are far from the first regal statuettes Mirren has in her ever-expanding awards collection. She also played Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 film The Queen, which focused on the period of time following Princess Diana’s death, and won her an Academy award, a Bafta and a Golden Globe for her efforts. 

“Your Majesty, you did it again,” said Mirren her after most recent win, which saw her beat fellow British stars Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson. 

Other British winners included Mirren’s co-star Richard McCabe who won best featured actor category and Alex Sharp who took home best actor for his role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Director Marianne Elliott was also awarded best directing for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was additionally named best play.


The annual Tony awards took place last night at a ceremony in New York. Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosted the event.