Michael Parkinson’s questions recalled by Helen Mirren

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ACTRESS Dame Helen Mirren has still not forgotten Michael Parkinson’s line of questioning when he interviewed her on his chat show almost 40 years ago.

The host began by asking about nudity and whether her “physical attributes” hindered her pursuit of being a serious actress. Speaking in a magazine interview, Dame Helen, who was 30 at the time, said: “That’s a classic example of the prevalent 
attitude at that time.”

The Oscar-winner, who has previously called the encounter “enraging”, added: “There was a prurient sort of thing going on.”