Clumsy Queen Toasted In Venice
Veteran actress DAME HELEN MIRREN was bowled over by her reception at the Venice Film Festival yesterday (02SEP06) when she stumbled at a photocall for new movie THE QUEEN. The 61-year-old star was honoured with a five-minute ovation from critics for her portrayal of British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II in the days following the death of DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, in 1997. However, the unexpected accolade clearly overwhelmed the actress as she tripped up at a photocall for the movie, joking she'd fallen, "A**e over tit". Still visibly shaken at the premiere later, Mirren dropped her sparkly clutch purse on the red carpet.