Life “Helen Mirren is perfect for royal roles” By weekster Posted on 2 weeks ago 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II, and now the Russian Czarina Catherine the Great: Helen Mirren has already played many a royal figure. Actor Jason Clarke, Mirren’s opponent in HBO miniseries Catharina the Great, sees more royal potential in the 74-year-old actress. According to Clarke, Mirren would also do well as the Roman empress Livia, in a new version of the now classic series I, Claudius. “I would love to see her as Livia” “Livia was the wife of Emperor Augustus, a fascinating figure. One of the really great women in history. At least, I don’t know if ‘big’ is the right word.” I, Claudius is a British television series from 1976. The series is about the Roman Empire around the year 0. Livia, emperor’s wife, is doing everything possible to get her son Tiberius on the throne – possibly up to and including murder .