Helen Mirren is bewitching as Russian empress Catherine The Great in a new ...

Helen Mirren is bewitching as Russian empress Catherine The Great in a new trailer for the HBO miniseries

By Bobbie Whiteman For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:38 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 18:38 BST, 22 July 2019

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She's starred as British monarch Queen Elizabeth.

So it's no surprise that Helen Mirren has the gravitas to take on a Russian empress in HBO miniseries Catherine The Great.

HBO dropped a new trailer from the show on Monday and the Oscar-winning actress, 73, immediately made an impact as the woman who ruled the Russian empire from 1752 to 1796 after the death of her husband, Peter III.

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High style: Helen Mirren has the gravitas to take on a Russian empress in HBO miniseries Catherine The Great

High style: Helen Mirren has the gravitas to take on a Russian empress in HBO miniseries Catherine The Great

Reviewing her troops: HBO dropped a new trailer for its fall historical series Catherine The Great

Reviewing her troops: HBO dropped a new trailer for its fall historical series Catherine The Great

The 70-second trailer starts with images of Helen as Catherine in a blue dress and an impressive sapphire and diamond necklace, saying: 'When I was younger I dreamed of breaking chains.'

Cut to the young empress riding her horse along a line of mounted cavalry.

She continued: 'But as you get older your choices narrow' as the action moves to a

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