Dame Helen Mirren slams Skyfall director for not being inspired by women

Dame Helen Mirren slams Skyfall director for not being inspired by women
Sydney, Mar 26: Dame Helen Mirren is disappointed that Skyfall director Sam Mendes "isn't inspired" by women.

British actress Mirren has slammed filmmaker Mendes for failing to mention any women as influences during an acceptance speech at a British awards ceremony, a thorny issue after no women filmmakers were nominated for an Oscar this year.

Mendes, who picked up Empire awards for best director and best film for the James Bond movie 'Skyfall', as well as the annual Inspiration Award, cited Paul Thomas Anderson, Francois Truffaut, Mar in Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman as his influences.

His all-male list prompted.
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