Helen Mirren will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, it was announced today.
The Oscar winner will be honored with career achievement during the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2022, which will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Aside from the Oscars – for playing Queen Elizabeth II in Queen, a performance that also earned her a SAG Award and a BAFTA Award, she has three Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, multiple BAFTA Awards and was named Dame of the British Empire in 2003.
She is a five-time SAG Award winner and has received 13 nominations throughout her career, making her the highest-rated SAG Life Achievement Award winner according to SAG-AFTRA.
Next, she will be seen as the host of TBS and Cartoon Network’s Harry Potter game show, The Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, which premieres Sunday, November 28.
On the cinematic side, she recently completed the Warner Bros. Shazam! next part, Wrath of the Gods, and currently filming Golda, in which she is playing the title role of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
In a statement, Mirren said in part: “Since I was a young actor, I have always been inspired and learned from the acting of the American screen, so this award is especially meaningful to me. I.”
Mirren is also the first person to receive this honor since the SAG Awards 2020 when the 2021 virtual show did not have a Life Achievement title amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said, “Mrs Helen Mirren is simply a brilliant and brilliantly talented person. Her work features a variety of characters from an unretired CIA super-assassin and ruthless Russian spy to a Hungarian cleaning lady and the most delicate Elizabeth II. She has set very high standards for all actors and, role after role, she goes beyond her own phenomenal performances. I have always felt a kinship with Helen. She is the Queen of England and I am the Queen of Queens. She won an Oscar and I was left hand of the year. Strange. And, it is my deeply personal honor to be the first to congratulate Helen as the 57th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Hooray, my dear! ”