Helen Mirren named Puglia uni ambassador

Will receive accolade in Lecce on Thursday

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 19 - British actress Helen Mirren has been named the ambassador of a university in Puglia, the southern Italian region where she and director husband Taylor Hackford spend much of their time having bought a traditional large farm called masseria near Lecce.
    The Oscar winner will get the accolade on Thursday morning at the Università del Salento in Lecce.
    The ceremony can be seen online at https://unisalento.it/helenmirren.
    Mirren, 76, is the recipient of numerous accolades and the only person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting in both the US and the UK, winning an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, a Tony Award and a Laurence Olivier Award for the same role in The Audience, three British Academy Television Awards for her performance as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, and four Primetime Emmy Awards, including two for Prime Suspect.
    (ANSA).
   

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