Helen Mirren - Helen Mirren Tips Colin Firth For Oscar Win

Helen Mirren has tipped Colin Firth for Oscar success.

The 65-year-old actress - who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in 2006's 'The Queen' - explained while she is "100 per cent" confident the British actor will win the Academy Award for his part in 'The King's Speech', she doesn't think it will change his life.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I would rate his chances 100 per cent for winning an Oscar. I think his performance is spectacular and I'm proud to be a British actor alongside him.

"Life doesn't really change after you win an Oscar. Colin is already a world famous actor and respected actor so I don't think it will change that too much. But it is an amazing time in your career and what Colin is going through, there's nothing like it."

Helen also admitted while she is thrilled to be seen as a style icon, she considers herself to be more of a "bag lady".

Speaking at the European premiere of her new film 'Brighton Rock' at London's Odeon Leicester Square tonight (01.02.11), Helen said: "I would love to have longer legs. Being called a style icon is great. At my age it's like wish come true because I think of myself as more of a bag lady.

"I wash up nicely but mostly I'm not a style icon."

Helen was joined at the premiere by 'Brighton Rock' co-stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and John Hurt.


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