The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.

Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: Helen Mirren rules Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/15 at 2:49 am

Dame Helen Mirren has received warm reviews for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway transfer of The Audience.

Peter Morgan's play imagines private meetings between the monarch and her prime ministers over her 60-year reign.

Variety critic Marilyn Stasio wrote: "Maybe she'll add a Tony to her collection for her triumphant return to Buckingham Palace in The Audience."

Ben Brantley of the New York Times described Dame Helen as "smashing".

Dame Helen won the best actress prize at both the Olivier and Evening Standard awards when she first played the role in London two years ago.

The play, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, also features political figures such as Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron.

It also sees the Queen transform from a young, inexperienced monarch to steely figurehead.

Check for new replies or respond here...