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Madame Tussauds unveils three waxworks of Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren did a triple-take last night when she came face to face with three waxwork figures of herself in a special exhibition at Madame Tussauds to celebrate her 70th birthday.

Dame Helen had already seen one of the figures - herself on the red carpet in a dress she donated. But the actress met a further two statues for the first time.

Dame Helen Mirren poses with Detective Jane Tennison. Credit: PA

The likenesses commemorate some of the actress's most famous roles - including her BAFTA award-winning portrayal of the Queen and her iconic Prime Suspect character, Detective Jane Tennison.

The three waxworks are to celebrate Dame Helen's 70th birthday. Credit: PA



Mirren's co-star describes drummer rant as 'breathtaking'

The actor Rufus Wright who plays David Cameron in 'The Audience' joined Dame Helen when she went to confront the drummers.

Dame Helen tells noisy drummers to keep quiet

Dame Helen Mirren won an Olivier Award for her role in 'The Audience'. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Helen Mirren surprised a group of drummers who were performing in the street outside the Gielgud Theatre on Saturday by yelling at them to stop because they were spoiling her play. The Olivier Award-winning actress was playing the Queen in 'The Audience' but got fed up with the sound of the drums.

During the interval, she marched outside in her costume and angrily demanded that the drummers stop. The group, who were promoting a festival in east London, immediately halted and have apologised.

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