Buckingham Palace invite for Mirren Friday February 9, 09:55 PM The Queen is planning to invite Dame Helen Mirren to tea at Buckingham Palace, it has been reported. The star actress is being tipped to win an Oscar for her acclaimed portrayal of the monarch. The real Queen looks set to ask Dame Helen, the film's director, Stephen Frears, and screenwriter Peter Morgan to visit her at the Palace after the award ceremony next month, the Daily Mail said. The movie The Queen focuses on the difficult days following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash nearly 10 years ago. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "A number of options are being considered." The film has a total of six Oscar nominations including best picture.