Helen Mirren scoops Best Actress Tony Award for playing the Queen on Broadway

Helen Mirren added a string to her theatrical bow at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday evening when the multi award-winning actress scooped the Best Actress gong at the 2015 Tony Awards. The coveted gong is known as America's top honour for work in theatre.

The 69-year-old British star won the prize for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience – and was presented with her new trophy by dashing actor Bradley Cooper.


Helen Mirren won the Best Actress gong at the 2015 Tony Awards

Helen was the epitome of elegance as she took to the stage in a sensational figure-hugging white gown with decorative detailing and flowing sheer sleeves.

She finished her dazzling look with her blonde hair cropped to perfection in a chic style, a pair of glitzy earrings, and a pop of colour with pink lipstick.

The star was presented with the prize by Bradley Cooper

This isn't the first trophy that the actress has received for her role as the Queen in the Broadway version of the West End play, in which she previously appeared in 2013 – she previously won the Olivier Award for the same role back in April 2013.

She also won several awards for portraying the monarch in 2006 movie The Queen, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA.

Helen and her husband of nearly 20 years shared a tender kiss on the red carpet

As well as winning prizes, the star is also clearly winning in love. She shared a tender kiss on the red carpet with her husband of almost 20 years, Taylor Hackford.

Fellow British talents that stepped out for the New York awards included actress Carey Mulligan, who dazzled in a burgundy red dress, and fellow Best Actress nominee Ruth Wilson, who donned a bright pink gown with a full skirt.

Carey Mulligan looked stunning in a Balenciaga dress

Unfortunately for the talented actresses, Helen scooped the big prize of the night, meaning Carey missed out on a trophy for her role in play Skylight and Ruth for her leading role in Constellations.

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