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I would love to be the Queen, says actress Helen Mirren

By Albertina Lloyd

Published 11/04/2015

Royal ambitions: Helen Mirren
Royal ambitions: Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren has admitted she would like to live like the Queen, but it is not the pomp and ceremony that attracts her - it is wearing a wax jacket to walk her corgis in the countryside.

The 69-year-old actress won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen and is currently starring as the monarch in The Audience on Broadway.

Dame Helen revealed that if she was not an actress, the only other job she could see herself doing was the Queen's.

She said of acting: "It's the only thing I could imagine doing. But I guess I could imagine doing that (the Queen's job). Yes I could. I love gardening, I love the countryside, I love the British climate. I love all of that."

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