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'Queen' thinks of butch men on Tube

Dame Helen Mirren passes time on the London Tube contemplating butch, masculine men.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 02:57 IST

Actress, Dame Helen Mirren has a peculiar way of passing time when she travels on the London tube.

The 61-year-old Russian born, English actress imagines what the men who dug the tunnels probably looked like and imagines them to be masculine and butch.

“Every time I get on the Tube, I think of the butch, testosterone-driven men who dug those tunnels, “ ContactMusic quoted her, as saying.

On January 15, 2007, the Academy-award nominated actress won two Golden Globe awards, one for the title role in TV mini-series Elizabeth I and another for her role as Elizabeth II in the film Queen.

Mirren married American film director Taylor Hackford, her domestic partner since of 11 years, on his 53rd birthday on 31 December 1997, in the Scottish Highlands.

It was her first marriage and his third and the couple do not have any children, though Hackford has two from his previous marriages.

First Published: Jan 16, 2007 23:00 IST