Julie Burchill Julie Burchill

Helen Mirren is perfect to play Golda Meir

Helen Mirren (Credit: Getty images)

The word ‘actress’ used to be interchangeable with ‘prostitute’ and though it’s a good thing that this little misunderstanding was cleared up, it’s a pity that ‘living saint’ has been substituted for hooker. Modern actresses are variously ‘activists’ and ‘humanitarians’ – or whingeing nepo-babies mistaking themselves for the first two.

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