June 8, 2015: At the Tony theatre awards Dame Helen Mirren took home the prize for her portrayal of the Queen in The Audience in New york. She has been named best actress in a play.
Dame Helen who is a Oscar winner said,”Your Majesty, you did it again”, while accepting the award. She said that this is an unbelievable honour and she is so thrilled. Dame Helen, who beat off competition from fellow British actresses Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson, dedicated the award to her husband, director Taylor Hackford.
Her co-star Richard McCabe, who plays prime minister Harold Wilson, also received the honour for best featured actor in a play. Also, other British wins included Alex Sharp for best actor and Marianne Elliott for best directing of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was also named best play.