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March 2, 2009 | 12:54 pm
British star Helen Mirren, regal (and an Oscar winner) in “The Queen,” is now in Israel for her next role, portraying a Mossad spy
hunting a Nazi war criminal. Always one to immerse herself in her characters, Mirren is intensely studying Hebrew and Jewish history, reports the London Daily Express.
She is also hitting the books on the life and times of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and “totally immersed in the way of life over there,” reports the paper.