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New image reveals Dame Helen Mirren in royal role

The actress stars in an upcoming period drama.

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Dame Helen Mirren is set to star as a Russian ruler (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Dame Helen Mirren is set to star as a Russian ruler (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Dame Helen Mirren is set to star as a Russian ruler (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Audiences have been given another glimpse of Dame Helen Mirren in her upcoming royal role.

The actress, 73, plays the Russian monarch Catherine The Great in a Sky Atlantic period drama of the same name.

A new image of Dame Helen in costume as the 18th-century ruler has been released, featuring co-star Jason Clarke.

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Dame Helen Mirren with co-star Jason Clarke. (Sky)

Dame Helen Mirren with co-star Jason Clarke. (Sky)

Dame Helen Mirren with co-star Jason Clarke. (Sky)

Clarke plays the empress’ long-time lover and trusted military leader General Grigory Potemkin in the historical drama series.

Dame Helen is seen wearing a fur coat and leaning on the shoulder of her co-star who is dressed in grand 18th-century attire.

The series charts the latter part of the empress’ reign, following court intrigue, scandal and the relationship with Potemkin.

Catherine The Great is directed by the award-winning Philip Martin, who also directed screen royalty in The Crown.

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