C4 mini crowns another queen

Helmer Williams penned script

LONDON — Helen Mirren is the latest actress to take on the challenge of playing the Virgin Queen. She will star in Company Pictures’ period miniseries “Elizabeth I,” commissioned by U.K. web Channel 4.

Brit novelist-TV director Nigel Williams penned the script; his small-screen writing credits include “The Wimbledon Poisoner,” “Dirty Tricks” and “Uncle Adolf.”

Project, unveiled at the launch of C4’s spring schedule Wednesday, is being funded partly from an extra £13.5 million ($25.8 million) investment in drama.

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