Anthony Hopkins and me are a match made in heaven: Helen Mirren

Updated: Jun 20, 2013, 16:35 PM IST

London: Veteran star Helen Mirren claims she and Anthony Hopkins - who starred together in `Hitchcock` and will be seen together again in `RED 2` - are a match made in heaven.

The 67-year-old starred alongside the 75-year-old actor in `Hitchcock` - a biographical film about the making of Alfred Hitchcock`s `Psycho` - and will be seen on screen together again in upcoming action sequel `RED 2`.

Mirren says Hopkins is an inspiration on set and she is very proud of their work together.

"It`s a match made in heaven, if you ask me. Somehow we`ve always missed working together. And now I get to do two movies with him in one year.
Completely coincidental. The incredible thing about Anthony is that he`s still a real inspiration.

"He puts all the height of his incredible expertise, ability, talent and professionalism into anything and everything he does," she said.

The Oscar-winning actress also revealed she is inspired by Gene Hackman, the retired American actor who won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs in a career that spanned five decades.

"Gene Hackman is someone I really, really admire and he has the same quality. No matter the material, he gives it his highest quality performance. That`s the kind of actor I want to be."