Helen Mirren oozes style in a navy polka dot dress as she promotes Catherine The Great – Daily Mail

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Helen Mirren oozes style in a navy polka dot dress as she promotes Catherine The Great – Daily Mail

Helen Mirren, 73, oozes style in a navy polka dot dress as she promotes Catherine The Great at TV festival

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 20:38 EDT, 14 April 2019 | Updated: 20:45 EDT, 14 April 2019

She is set to appear in the new  Sky Atlantic drama Catherine The Great.

And Helen Mirren appeared in high spirits as she attended the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival at London‘s Southbank to take a look at some of the costumes from her upcoming drama on Saturday.

The 73-year-old actress oozed style and elegance as she posed with the incredible regal gallery of outfits in the capital.

Regal: Actress Helen Mirren, 73, oozed style and elegance as she attended the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival at London’s Southbank

Helen donned a full-length navy blue dress patterned with red polka dots as she walked through the fascinating exhibition.

Looking as radiant as ever, the British icon defined her features with a touch of rouge on her cheeks, a swipe of mascara to her lashes and pink lipstick. 

She completed her look with a pair of red shoes, ruby red earings and a dab of red nail polish.

Thrilled to be among the outfits she had worn during her filming of the Sky Atlantic drama, Helen stood gracefully alongside the 18th century inspired outfits which included Catherine’s golden ceremonial gown stitched with elaborate beading. 

Glamourous: The British icon posed with some of the 18th century inspired outfits from her upcoming drama 

Strike a pose: Helen donned a navy blue dress patterned with red dots as she stood next to the outfits from her upcoming drama

Royal: The Hollywood star looked as radiant as ever as she took a look at the regal dresses at the exhibition

Also among the stunning outfits was the green military riding suit Helen sported as she led a charge of troops through Russia during the period drama.  

The stunning outfits, which were created by costume designer Maja Meschede, were on display at the exhibition from April 12-14. 

The actress’s appearance comes ahead of the airing of her new four-part Sky drama Catherine The Great which tells the story of the Russian Queen following the assassination of her husband Emperor Peter III in 1762. 

The series, which was written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin, will follow Catherine’s relationship with Russian statesman Grigory Potemkin, played by Jason Clarke.

Looking good: The actress defined her features with a touch of rouge on her cheeks, a swipe of mascara to her lashes and pink lipstick 

Take my hand: Helen looked as elegant as ever as she walked through the gallery of regal outfits

Fierce: The actress completed her look with a pair of red shoes, ruby red earings and a dab of red nail polish

 Say cheese! Helen (right) and chief executive of the British Film Institute, Amanda Neville (left) posed for the cameras as the attended a photocall during the festival

The drama, which is set to air this Autumn, will be Helen’s  first major television role since she starred as Queen Elizabeth I in the Channel 4 miniseries.

Speaking at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, the veteran actress said: ‘I made the mistake when I was doing an interview and someone said, ‘what would you like to do next?’ Maybe it was after Elizabeth.

‘I said, ‘Well, I’d quite like to play Catherine the Great, actually. That would be an interesting character’.

‘People heard that, producers David Thompson, who was involved in Elizabeth, and Charlie Pattinson – and they went off and raised the money.

‘It’s really bad. I was, ‘oh no, that’s a terrible mistake’. But then I was committed. I couldn’t wriggle out of it.’

Catherine the Great: The Sky Atlantic drama, which is set to air this Autumn, will follow the Russian Queen’s journey after the assassination of her husband Emperor Peter III

In character: The series will follow Catherine’s relationship with Russian statesman Grigory Potemkin, played by Jason Clarke

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