Actress delighted with “saucy” honor
Dame Helen Mirren has a Hasty Pudding Theatrical award to go alongside her Oscar.
“The Queen” star has been named woman of the year by the Harvard University theatrical society. Honorees are traditionally subjected to a roast and a parade in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
Past winners include Claire Danes, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. Marion Cotillard was the 2013 honoree.
On January 30, Mirren will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge, which will culminate in a celebratory roast.
“How very saucy of the Hasty Pudding organisation to offer me their award,” Mirren said in a statement. “As someone who adores Pudding in all its manifestations… Suet, Christmas, Treacle, Bread and Butter, Yorkshire, Plum, Figgy, etc., etc., I am so looking forward to the famous Hasty Pudding.”
Mirren's other roles include “Gosford Park,” “The Last Station” and the “Prime Suspect” TV series.