Dame Helen Mirren pays tribute to Queen in speech

Dame Helen Mirren quipped that the Queen "won a BAFTA this year and now she's got an Olivier" as she accepted the Best Actress award for her role in The Audience.

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Stars out for Olivier Awards

Dame Helen Mirren has been crowned Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her performance as the Queen in The Audience. The other success story of the night was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which picked up seven awards.