The ceremony will take place on February 27, 2020, at Berlinale Palast, when the film “The Queen” (2006), directed by Stephen Frears, will be screened, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the organizers.
Helen Mirren is not only one of the best-known actresses in the world, but she was also one of the youngest to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Over the decades, its charm and expressiveness have been demonstrated in various genres, say the festival organizers.
“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. It always surprises us with the interpretation of complex characters and it is our great joy to offer him the honorary Golden Bear for the whole activity, “said Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of Berlinale.
In addition to numerous roles in the theater, Mirren has played in over 130 film and television productions. She was rewarded with an Oscar for performing in “The Queen” and awarded, over the years, with Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk trophies.
In 2003, Mirren received the insignia of the Order of the British Empire as Commander for his contribution to the performing arts.
Her first major role in the film was in Michael Powell’s “Age of Consent” (1969). He also starred in the likes of John Mackenzie, Peter Greenaway, Robert Altman, Nigel Cole, and Michael Hoffmann.
Currently, he can be seen on the big screens in “The Good Liar”, by Bill Condon, where he plays alongside Ian McKellen, but also in the series “Catherine the Great” (HBO).
At next year’s Berlinale, the films “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (Great Britain, France, Holland, 1989, by Peter Greenaway), “The Good Liar” “(USA, 2019, Bill Condon),” The Last Station “(Germany, UK, Russia, 2009, Michael Hoffmann) and” The Long Good Friday “(United Kingdom, 1980, John Mackenzie) .
The 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 20 to March 1, 2020.