So it only makes sense that the 76-year-old actress was cast in the role of Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, the only woman to ever hold office. The movie will follow Meir while working with the cabinet who are men only during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
“Golda Meir was a formidable, uncompromising and powerful leader,” Mirren said at the time of the cast announcement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a big challenge to portray her in the most difficult moment of her extraordinary life. I just hope I do her justice!” Meir died in 1978 at the age of 80 of lymphatic cancer.
The biopic, currently titled Golda, filmed in London, where photographers Queen actress filming together Call My Agent! star Camille Cottin. In the photos, Mirren is almost unrecognizable and thanks to prosthetics and makeup a dead diaper for Meir.