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Saturday 24 February 2018

Dame Helen bagged a 'good role'

Dame Helen Mirren stars in spy thriller The Debt
Dame Helen Mirren stars in spy thriller The Debt

Dame Helen Mirren says her new film is full of "old-fashioned storytelling".

The Oscar-winning actress plays a retired special agent in the espionage thriller The Debt.

"It's old-fashioned storytelling with a great, great story," Dame Helen said.

"And it's a lovely role because we [actors] are selfish and self-interested. We want good roles to play."

The star plays former Israeli agent Rachel Speed in the film, which reunites her with her former Prime Suspect director John Madden.

"Rachel has buried her true emotions and existed for many years on a superficial level, not confronting the depth of her true feelings," Dame Helen said.

"Although there's not a lot of dialogue, there's this internal story that's constantly going on and you have to communicate that through the camera without words."

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