Helen Mirren to Play Queen Elizabeth Again

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Helen Mirren attends 'The Debt' screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on August 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images) Photo: (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

The Queen is back. Helen Mirren has decided to reprise her Oscar-winning role of Queen Elizabeth II for the stage in The Audience, a new play scripted by Peter Morgan (who wrote The Queen) and directed by Stephen Daldry. The West End production, which begins in February, imagines what may have transpired in some of the weekly meetings the queen has held with various prime ministers over the last 60 years. (Dancing? Probably dancing.)