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Helen Mirren sick of British villains

Veteran actress Helen Mirren is tired of filmmakers for frequently portraying baddies on the big screen with a UK accent. The 64-year-old actress insists not all Brits are...

india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 16:47 IST

Helen MirrenVeteran actress Helen Mirren is tired of movie bosses casting so many British actors as villains in Hollywood films.

The 64-year-old actress has slammed filmmakers for frequently portraying baddies on the big screen with a UK accent, insisting not all Brits are "stuck-up, malevolent" characters, Contactmusic reported.

Mirren, who has played a British monarch in three films, including Oscar-winning movie The Queen also wants Americans to realise that British people aren't "just the Royal Family".

"It's unfortunate that the villain in every movie is always British. It's just nice to say we're not snooty, stuck-up, malevolent, malignant creatures as we're so often portrayed. We're actually kind of cool and hip," Mirren said.

"It's very important to let Americans know that we're not just the Royal Family. I love the idiosyncrasy of the British, their eccentric nature and their boldness in fashion. They have a very good eye for what's cool and hip and nuts," she added.