Mirren, Mirren on the Wall, Who Will Play the Best Golda of Them All?

Can you guess who this actress is, playing Golda Meir?

Credit: Jasper Wolf

Answer: The title of this post surely gave it away!

An image of Dame Helen Mirren as Golda Meir shows the British actress in character for the first time since she took on the role of Israel’s first female Prime Minister for an upcoming biopic.

Filming began in London on “Golda” with a cast featuring Call My Agent star Camille Cotin as Golda’s longtime personal assistant and Israeli star Lior Ashkenzi as her chief of staff.

The 1970s thriller set during the Yom Kippur War will explore the “intensely dramatic events, high-stake responsibilities, and controversial decisions” faced by the former head of government at the time.

Dame Helen praised the “formidable, intransigent and powerful leader” and said it was a “great challenge to portray her at the most difficult moment of her extraordinary life.”

She added: “I only hope I do her justice.”

Helen Mirren

My prediction is Helen will win the Oscar for Best Actress, and the makeup artist will win the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Update: In other celebrity news, a bunch of Israel-hating ones (including Richard ‘Gerbils’ Gere, Wokey Horror Susan Sarandon, and The Incredible Dolt Mark Ruffalo) have joined antisemites like Roger Waters and Ken Loach in signing an open letter criticizing the Israeli government for designating six palestinian ‘human rights groups’ as terrorist organizations.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media