Mirren, dressed as queen, reads royal riot act to noisy drummers

Helen Mirren poses as she arrives for the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Actress Helen Mirren has delivered another show-stopping performance as Britain's Queen Elizabeth after storming out of a London theatre dressed as the monarch to deliver an expletive-riddled tirade at a group of drummers ruining the play. Infuriated by loud drumming outside the Gielgud Theatre, where Mirren is portraying the queen in the play "The Audience", she burst out in full costume during the interval on Saturday night to tell them to shut up, with a few swear words thrown in for good measure. "I'm afraid there were a few 'thespian' words used. …