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Sunday 25 February 2018

Mirren wants no respect from Brand

Russell Brand said Helen Mirren told him to stop being polite
Russell Brand said Helen Mirren told him to stop being polite

Russell Brand has said he was on his best behaviour when he started working with Dame Helen Mirren - until she told him off for it.

The comedian plays a drunken playboy in the remake of the 1980s comedy Arthur, alongside Dame Helen as his straight-laced and long-suffering nanny.

Russell told a news conference in Sydney: "She's like, you know, a dame and a lady and so I was naturally quite respectful."

"I kind of was shy when I met her. I think she just did that to you know, break the ice. 'Don't respect me,' she said."

Russell, who is known for this close-to-the-bone humour said he's actually very polite in private, and would never have disrespected the woman who won as Oscar in 2006 for her depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.

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