She famously played the Queen on the silver screen. And Dame Helen Mirren looked like she was not amused at the premiere of her latest film.

The actress, 70, playfully scrunched her face into a scowl as she arrived on the red carpet last night.

But she was given something to smile about when her US co-star Bryan Cranston got down on bended knee to kiss her hand at the premiere in London.

Miss Mirren was dressed regally, in a pink satin coat dress by British designer Suzannah, which cinched in at the waist, and a matching cocktail hat by London milliner Rachel Black.

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Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston attend the Trumbo Accenture Gala during the BFI London Film Festival at Leicester Square. Photo / Getty Images
Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston attend the Trumbo Accenture Gala during the BFI London Film Festival at Leicester Square. Photo / Getty Images

She stars in Trumbo, a biopic following the career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, played by Mr Cranston. Dame Helen plays Hedda Hopper, one of America's best-known gossip columnists in the 1930s.

Despite her apparent rebellious streak, she has become a national treasure thanks to parts such as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect and her starring role in 2006 film The Queen.

Her talents have earned her an Oscar, four Baftas, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.

Mr Cranston shot to fame in 2008 after playing drug dealing chemistry teacher Walter White in hit US television series Breaking Bad.

US actor Bryan Cranston (right) bows to British actress Helen Mirren as they arrive for the European premiere of the film Trumbo. Photo / Getty Images
US actor Bryan Cranston (right) bows to British actress Helen Mirren as they arrive for the European premiere of the film Trumbo. Photo / Getty Images

- Daily Mail