The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” report Deadline.
The actress is currently filming Golda, and stars as Israel’s first female prime minister Golda Meir.
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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said that “Dame Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and luminous talent.”
She praised her acting abilities to adapt to her roles: “Her work runs the gamut of characters from a not-so-retired CIA super-killer and a ruthless Russian spy handler to a Hungarian cleaning lady and the most exquisite Elizabeth II.”
“She has set the bar very high for all actors and, in role after role, she exceeds even her own extraordinary performances.”
Helen will be presented with the prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on February 27.