Helen Mirren to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Berlin Film Festival

Helen Mirren. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9309704at)

The acclaimed British actress will receive her honorary Golden Bear at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. 

Multiple outlets report that Helen Mirren will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, set to take place on February 27, 2020. 

The news was announced by the festival on Wednesday. 

“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters – whether it’s Chris in Calendar Girls or Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” said Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlinale.

The ceremony in which Mirren will be presented with her award will include a screening of The Queen.