Roles turned down by Helen Mirren:
Helen Mirren was considered for the role of Emma. According to IMDB, it was decided that "her bum was too big for the part."
Actor who got the part: Patricia Hodge
Director David Lynch wanted her for the role but she was busy.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini
Considered for the role of Carol Bell.
Actor who got the part: Sally Field
Considered by director Sam Peckinpah to co-star in his violent, graphic movie about a young couple exposed to brutality in rural England.
Actor who got the part: Susan George
Considered for the role of Louise Elizabeth Sawyer.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon
Helen Mirren auditioned for "Neely O'Hara", according to her bio.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke
Did you know that Helen Mirren was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)