Apr 3, 2019

Dame Helen Mirren gives Netflix short shrift at Cinema-Con

Dame Helen Mirren has given streaming giant Netflix short shrift at an event for cinema exhibitors in Las Vegas. Dame Helen - whose husband is US director Taylor Hackford - told Total Film the "Communal" experience of going to the cinema was "Beginning to disappear". In a tweet last month, Netflix argued its business model gives access to people who don't live near a cinema or can't afford to go to one. Held annually in Las Vegas, the CinemaCon event is an opportunity for film studios to promote their wares before an international audience of cinema owners. These range from Dame Helen's new film The Good Liar - a thriller in which she appears with Sir Ian McKellen - to the latest screen outing for Batman's nemesis The Joker.

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