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BAFTAs 2013: 'Rebel' Helen Mirren is in the pink on British film's big night

She's walked so many red carpets that no-one can blame Dame Helen Mirren for wanting to mix up the colour palate at this year's BAFTAs.

The Hitchcock star sported pink hair as she made her way past fans and reporters gathered in central London for what Jennifer Lawrence dubbed "the British Oscars".

 

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When pressed on her new look the actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the Queen, simply explained that she was trying out the role of the "rebel" for the night.  

Dame Helen was staking her claim in the Best Actress category, where she was nominated for her role as Hitckock's wife in the eponymously titled film.

But even before the names had been called, the screen veteran emerged a winner with her alternative approach to award season chic.

Naturally, her pink hair got the Twittersphere talking, with some suggesting that a meeting with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards on The Graham Norton Show may have inspired the thespian. 

The 67-year-old was said to have asked Perrie exactly how she dyed her pink locks, and it seems that the starlet, whose group shot to fame after winning X Factor, gave her a very colourful description. 

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