Brand lands Mirren as Arthur co-star

The veteran actress, who has filmed an upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Brand, will take on the role of Hobson, a valet who gives advice to the beloved boozy socialite, reports EmpireOnline.com.

Sir John Gielgud won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hobson in the original.

Meryl Streep was tipped as the front runner after producers announced plans to cast a female actress in the role.

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