"I like to be called governor or the boss," growls Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in the first episode of Prime Suspect, "I don't like Ma'am, I'm not the bloody Queen."
Fifteen years after she starred in the television drama, Helen Mirren certainly is the governor - thanks, ironically, to playing more than one monarch. On Saturday Mirren was named best female actor at the Venice film festival for her performance as Elizabeth II, in the title role of Stephen Frear's film The Queen. The Venetian prize - a rare honour for British performers - followed a US award last month when Mirren won an Emmy for her portrayal of Elizabeth I.
The seventh edition of Prime Suspect, [is] to appear on British screens next month...