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Helen Mirren makes Prospero a woman in Shakespeare film

Dame Helen Mirren is helping transform a Shakespeare hero from a man to a woman, and from the stage to the screen.

She plays Prospera, written as the male character Prospero, in a film adaptation of The Tempest which has just held its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Emma Jones reports.

  • 12 Sep 2010