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Actors may be homeless soon, Helen Mirren warns

Actors and others in the theatre industry could be made homeless as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the actress Dame Helen Mirren has warned.

Dame Helen, 75, said that many needed support because they normally lived “wage packet to wage packet” and their work had dried up. “The worry is simply people not being able to pay their rent,” she said. “When those wage packets aren’t there, which has been the case for the last year, it is very, very, very problematic and I’m sure a lot of them are looking at homelessness.”


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