Dame Helen Mirren has revealed that she managed to track down one of her ex boyfriends online, by using Google.
Having ‘googled’ her French ex boyfriend, she was able to track him down after 40 years apart. Mirren is married to Taylor Hackford, a director.
Mirren appeared on the Graham Norton show and appeared content with life, talking about her youth she said, “I was a complete Francophile and thought everything French was just so cool and smart and elegant and hip and I was desperate to get a French boyfriend and I did.
“Thanks to the internet, I Googled him, found him and sent him an email and within 24 hours we were back in touch after 40 years.”
The Oscar winner went on to say the last year, in which she won her Oscar for her role in ‘The Queen’ had been, “my amazing year.”
“After that year I thought, ‘that’s it, I don’t have to try any more. I can kind of take it easy now’,” the 65 year old told Graham.
“Having success at that point in my life was great. It’s brilliant to have it happen towards the end of my career rather than at the beginning and I’m really grateful for that.”
The show with Helen on will be broadcast on Friday night on BBC One at 10.35