Helen Mirren to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Berlin Film Festival

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

Helen Mirren will be honored with a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. 

The Oscar-winning British actress will receive the honorary award at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, which is 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 will include a screening of The Queen for which she earned an Academy Award.