Helen Mirren reveals watching the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series made her a baseball fan

Helen Mirren reveals watching the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series made her a baseball fan

Fans across the City of Angels are celebrating the Los Angeles Dodgers winning their first World Series championship in 32 years, though the team has an unexpected new fan: Helen Mirren.


The 75-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday night, sharing a new photo of her wearing a long-sleeved Dodgers shirt.


She flashed a bright smile while giving the camera and her 907K followers a thumbs up, before opening up about her newfound Dodgers fandom.


New Dodger fan: Fans across the City of Angels are celebrating the Los Angeles Dodgers winning their first World Series championship in 32 years, though the team has an unexpected new fan: Helen Mirren



‘Congrats Dodgers. I just watched you win World series You have made me a baseball fan. Brilliant exciting Series,’ Mirren said in her caption.


The Oscar-winning actress is a London native, who seemingly hasn’t followed baseball until this year’s World Series, was clearly enthralled by the Dodgers’ win.


The Dodgers had been to the World Series in three of the past four seasons, but this was their first win since 1988.


Congrats: ‘Congrats Dodgers. I just watched you win World series You have made me a baseball fan. Brilliant exciting Series,’ Mirren said in her caption



Mirren made headlines earlier this month when she was featured in unseen photos from the BBC show Play For Today with Anthony Hopkins as the show celebrated its 50th anniversary.


Mirren appeared in an episode of the show’s 13th season, entitled Soft Targets, written by Stephen Poliakoff and directed by Charles Sturridge in 1982. 


The play focused on the struggles of a Russian (Holm) man living in London, who finds himself being targeted by British Intelligence. 


Headlines: Mirren made headlines earlier this month when she was featured in unseen photos from the BBC show Play For Today with Anthony Hopkins as the show celebrated its 50th anniversary



Just weeks before discovering her love of America’s pastime, baseball, she had another first as an American citizen: casting her first vote.


Mirren has been a resident of Nevada for the past five years, and an American citizen for three years, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune.





She has lived in Douglas County for the past five years, driving to Minden just under two weeks ago to cast her vote for the first time.


Vote: Just weeks before discovering her love of America’s pastime, baseball, she had another first as an American citizen: casting her first vote



‘It’s always important to vote but at this particular moment in time it’s particularly important to vote,” she said. ‘When I was in my 20s, I wouldn’t go and vote, because I was busy doing other things.’

‘Of course you’re never too busy not to vote. But it’s only as you get older that you come to realize how incredibly influential your vote can be,’ she added. 


‘How it can change the nature of the world you live in on every level, whether that’s ecological, educational or the arts, or in any way you like to think of your life. Voting can change that,’ the actress said.


Important: ‘It’s always important to vote but at this particular moment in time it’s particularly important to vote,” she said. ‘When I was in my 20s, I wouldn’t go and vote, because I was busy doing other things’