Barkat: Helen Mirren an inspiration to millions

Oscar-winning British actress Dame Helen Mirren, who is in Israel to emcee the 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony honoring Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, was herself honored on Wednesday by Mayor Nir Barkat with the inaugural Jerusalem of Gold Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.

Mirren received the citation for her “contributions to society and for the inspiration she brings to millions of people around the world.”

“Helen Mirren is a symbol of status and unprecedented artistic success serving as an inspiration to millions around the world,” Barkat said at the ceremony in Jerusalem’s city hall.


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