(James Beal’s article appeared in The Sun, 5/6.)
ACTRESS Helen Mirren stormed out of a theatre and swore at noisy street drummers — dressed as the QUEEN.
Astonished onlookers saw the 67-year-old star try to grab the conductor’s arm and heard her yell at the band to “shut the f*** up”.
Then the actress, who plays the monarch in hit play The Audience, went into a tirade on behalf of the theatre-going paying public — who later gave her a standing ovation.
Promoter Joe O’Leary, 32, who was at the drumming parade, said: “She said people had paid ‘a lot of f***ing money’ to watch her show and that we were ‘f***ing ruining it’.