Helen Mirren fights to rescue stolen art in 'Woman in Gold'

March 30, 2015 5:01 PM

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Helen Mirren fights to rescue stolen art in 'Woman in Gold'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before Helen Mirren agreed to play elderly Jewish World War Two refugee Maria Altmann in the new film "Woman in Gold," the Academy Award-winning actress checked the last page of the screenplay to see if the character was there.

It's a trick Mirren learned early in her career. Altmann's character was at the end of the screenplay of the film about her life that opens in U.S. theaters on Wednesday.

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