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Kate and The Queen Welcome Film Stars to Buckingham Palace | Helen Mirren, Kate Middleton

Queen and Kate Welcome British Film Stars to Buckingham Palace

Originally posted 02/17/2014 04:05PM

Princess Kate was back alongside Queen Elizabeth at the palace Monday – and back in an Alexander McQueen dress she originally wore at a special occasion to mark her royal majesty's 60 years on the throne in 2012.

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Helen Mirren: Prince William Seems Like a 'Very Nice Chap' – Not a Prince!

Helen Mirren on Meeting Prince William: He's Nothing Like a Prince

Originally posted 02/17/2014 11:55AM

Prince William was a perfect presenter at Sunday night's star-studded BAFTAs in London – and just as funny and charming backstage, according to one of the night's top honorees.

Dame Helen Mirren, who received a BAFTA Fellowship from the Duke of Cambridge at London's Royal Opera House, tells PEOPLE, "He was so great backstage – so lovely. He was very easy, very relaxed."

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Prince William Plays Awards Show Presenter at the BAFTAs

Prince William Presents an Award to Helen Mirren at the BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/16/2014 05:40PM

He's already a prince, helicopter rescue pilot and father to the future King of England, but now Prince William can add another line to his resume: awards show presenter.

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Helen Mirren Twerks as She Receives Hasty Pudding Award | Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren Twerks as She Receives Hasty Pudding Award

Originally posted 01/30/2014 07:30PM

Helen Mirren headed to the hallowed halls of Harvard University on Thursday to receive the 2014 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the university's prominent theater troop, and she really got into the spirit of the occasion.

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VIDEO: Where's Cuba Gooding Jr.? He's on TV Dropping Trou!

Originally posted 01/17/2014 09:00AM

Cuba Gooding Jr. shocked viewers on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live when he stripped off his pants without provocation – though the show's open bar probably helped.

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See This, Skip That: From The Conjuring to Only God Forgives

See This, Skip That: From The Conjuring to Only God Forgives

Originally posted 07/19/2013 03:00PM

The Conjuring is terrific terror, but PEOPLE's critic says it's The Act of Killing that will really scare you.

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Which 67-Year-Old Star Is Obsessed With 'Stripper Shoes'?

Which 67-Year-Old Star Is Obsessed With 'Stripper Shoes'?

Originally posted 07/12/2013 12:35PM

And we're obsessed with her obsession

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A Royal Scene! Helen Mirren in Queen Costume Rips Noisy Drummers

Helen Mirren in Queen Elizabeth II Costume Royally Rips Noisy Drummers

Originally posted 05/06/2013 02:00PM

Keep calm ... and shut the hell up.

Helen Mirren, in full Queen Elizabeth II regalia, wasn't amused on Saturday when she stormed out of the Gielgud Theater in London's West End, where she currently is playing the lead role as Her Majesty in the play The Audience.

No, it wasn't simply a cell phone going off in the theater that got the Oscar winner's goat – it was an entire troupe of dancing drummers beating their instruments outside while she was performing on stage, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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Corgi Gets Fired from Helen Mirren's Play | Helen Mirren

UpdatePosted 03/13/2013 05:00PM

Corgi Gets Fired from Helen Mirren's Play

Originally posted 03/12/2013 02:20PM

Take it from Lizzy: the job market is ruff.

The 7-year-old Corgi was fired from London's West End production of The Audience, which stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, for failing to obey the actress on stage. During a scene in which the Corgi is supposed to run across the stage after being called by Mirren, 67, Lizzy stayed in the wings. The misfire happened in 16 preview performances, prompting the casting change.

Taking Lizzy's place? A 5-year-old Corgi named Coco.

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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UpdatePosted 02/26/2013 06:30PM

Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM

Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.

Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?

And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?

Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.

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