Dame Helen Mirren is up against two other veteran British stars for the best actress award at the European Film Awards next month, in the shortlist announced today.
The 58-year-old star, nominated for her role in Calendar Girls, is competing against Charlotte Rampling, also 58 and Anne Reid, 68.
Rampling is shortlisted for the awards in Berlin on December 6 for her performance in Swimming Pool, while Reid is up for The Mother.
Dirty Pretty Things – a thriller set in London’s illegal immigrant community – which is nominated for four prizes.
It is up for best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, best screenwriter and cinematography.
Michael Winterbottom’s film In This World is up for three titles – best film, director and cinematography.
The main nominees are:
:: Best European film – Dirty Pretty Things (UK); Dogville (Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden/France/UK/Germany); Good Bye, Lenin! (Germany); In This World (UK); Mi Vida Sin Mi (Spain/Canada); Swimming Pool (France/UK);
:: Best European director – Wolfgang Becker (Good Bye, Lenin!); Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Uzak); Isabel Coixet (Mi Vida sin Mí); Marco Tullio Giordana (La Meglio Giuventù); Lars Von Trier (Dogville); Michael Winterbottom (In This World).
:: Best European actor – Daniel Brühl (Good Bye, Lenin!);
Luigi Lo Cascio (La Meglio Giuventù); Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things); Tomas Lemarquis (Nói Albinói); Jean Rochefort (L’Homme du Train); Bruno Todeschini (Son Frère).
:: Best European actress – Diana Dumbrava (Maria); Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls); Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool); Anne Reid (The Mother); Katja Riemann (Rosenstrasse); Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!).
:: Best European screenwriter – Steve Knight (Dirty Pretty Things); Dušan Kovacevic (Profesionalat); Hanif Kureishi (The Mother); Bernd Lichtenberg (Good Bye, Lenin!); Sandro Petraglia & Stefano Rulli (La Meglio Giuventú); Lars Von Trier (Dogville).
:: Best European cinematographer – Anthony Dod Mantle (Dogville/28 Days Later); Tom Fährmann (Das Wunder Von Bern); Bogumil Godfrejow (Lichter); Chris Menges (Dirty Pretty Things); Italo Petriccione (Io Non Ho Paura); Marcel Zyskind (In This World).
:: Best non-European film 2003 – 21 Grams (US); Bom, Yeoreum, Gaeul, Gyeowool, Geurigo Bom (Korea/Germany); Finding Nemo (US); Kill Bill: Volume 1 (US); Lost In Translation (US); Mystic River (US); Les Invasions Barbares (Canada); Zatoichi (Japan).