Helen Mirren Thanks Her Teacher

Yesterday, Helen Mirren received BAFTA’s annual Fellowship Prize. In her acceptance speech she said,

“My journey to this place began with a great teacher, Alice Welding, who died just two weeks ago at age 102. She alone was the person who encouraged me to become an actor. And I’d like to thank all those teachers now.

For a mid-week dose of inspiration, watch this fabulous actress share her thoughts on teachers.



  1. Yes at last a positive and inspirational speech that recognises teachers ability to influence others. It was music to my ears and’ the stuff that dreams are made of’ to be sure in a world that is so critical of teachers and rarely publicly recognises the work they do.

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