A little boy's dying wish came true, thanks to Dame Helen Mirren. Oliver Burton is a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome who has fought different forms of cancer for nearly his entire life. He was recently diagnosed with terminal spine and bone marrow cancer.
Oliver requested to visit Buckingham Palace and have afternoon tea with the queen of England as his dying wish. A national trust that helps cancer-stricken children says Queen Elizabeth was unable to accommodate the little boy. That's when Mirren stepped in to take her place. Mirren, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film "The Queen," effortlessly took on the character for Oliver's sake.
First, Mirren invited the boy and his parents to see her performance of the queen in a play she's currently in called "The Audience." Following the play, the family was invited backstage to have tea and cakes, served by footmen, and meet Mirren and her corgis. Mirren remained in character during theRead More »from Helen Mirren Fulfills Boy’s Dying Wish When Real Queen Says No