Dame Helen Mirren rocking her pink hair at the BAFTA awards

The 67-year-old actress unveiled pink locks at the BAFTA Awards earlier this year, and though she was disappointed with how quickly the hue washed out, she is still keen to experiment further with her color.

She told Heatworld: "The pink hair just fell off in the shower after what seemed like days. I was most disappointed. Maybe blue or green [next]."

During her acceptance speech as she picked up the Legend Award at the Jameson Empire Awards in London last night, Helen criticized Sam Mendes for not mentioning any female filmmakers in his speech about directorial inspirations.

She said: "Hopefully in five or 10 years, when Sam's successor is collecting their Inspiration Award, the list will be slightly more balanced in terms of its sexual make-up.

"In the meantime, this one is for the girls."

However, speaking afterwards, the 'Queen' star admitted she worries she "goes on" too much about the "blokey" movie business.

After being praised for her speech, she said: "I worry that I do go on. It is true though, it's been a blokey business [the film industry] and women are really coming to the fore in so many ways."