Helen Mirren is paying tribute to the monarch who she once played on-screen.
“I am proud to be an Elizabethan,” Helen wrote in a Sept. 8 Instagram post. “We mourn a woman, who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility.”
The Gosford Park actress further reflected on Queen Elizabeth II’s death in a statement obtained by E! News, where she shared that she is “mourning along with the rest of my country, the passing of a great Queen.”
“I’m proud to call myself of the Elizabethan age,” Helen added. “If there was a definition of nobility, Elizabeth Windsor embodied it.”
In 2007, while accepting her Best Actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, which depicts the events following the death of Princess Diana, Helen painted a picture of the monarch she embodied on-screen.