Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record 100,000 viewers in North America and the UK, the Associated Press reports.
The success has prompted NT Live, which screens stage shows from England at movie theaters around the world, to plan a series of encores this summer on both sides of the Atlantic.
North American will host 700 screenings of "The Audience," while almost 800 are set for England.
Peter Morgan's drama, playing at London's Gielgud Theatre, imagines private meetings between Britain's prime ministers and the queen during her 60-year reign.
In April, Mirren won an Oliver Award for her onstage turn as the monarch. In 2007, she earned an Oscar for playing the royal in the wake of Princess Diana's death in the film "The Queen," also penned by Morgan.
For its fifth season, National Theatre Live will screen a trio of Shakespeare classics: "Othello" starring Adrian Lester, "Macbeth" with Kenneth Branagh and the Donmar Warehouse's production of "Coriolanus."
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