Monday, October 22, 2007

... the sublime helen mirren

i missed the start of the interview, so i was lacking a mite in context, but i was most fortunate to see andrew denton's enough rope tonight. fortunate indeed!

i honestly believe that there is no other actress like her in (anglophone) cinema today. from the time i first saw her in excalibur - when i was about 9 or 10, i think - i thought her to be one of the most beautiful women i had ever seen. despite the fact that my own opinions of female beauty are rather more broad than the usual, the conclusion i reached some twenty-three years ago remains true today.

in more ways than i can say, helen mirren is for me the standard and marker of beauty.


At October 23, 2007 8:14 am , Anonymous swellen said...

It helps that she also seems genuinely to be a delightful person. You might feel differently if she were beautiful but bitchy. Having said that... she's my girl-crush...

At October 28, 2007 5:05 pm , Blogger Kathryn - said...

She's a Lady in every sense of the word! I loved her hair too... Kath :)


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