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Helen Mirren on older female roles

Dame Helen Mirren talks to Andrew Marr Shakespeare's female roles and the film industry's "love of youth and beauty".

The actress told Andrew Marr she was only recognised and got well paid roles when she was in her 40s.

Dame Helen Mirren said it was "legitimate" that Hollywood should favour youth and beauty but that it was now "absolutely acceptable" that women in their 40s were starring in films.

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