Advanced seminar

Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren held forth backstage on the differences between British actors and Americans, that being the Brits’ solid background in stage work and American actors’ gifts for playing to the camera, and the often confusing distinctions between lead and supporting roles. Can I get college credit for this?
Mirren does sound more than a tad bitter, though, about the fact that all the awards recognition for “The Queen” has come from this side of the pond, not her home turf. Is the wrath of the real Elizabeth that frightening that BAFTA fears retribution for supporting a film that does not entirely flatter the queen?
Seems she would prefer to win “the mother of all film awards,” the Oscar, than accept an invitation to tea at Buckingham Palace anyway.

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