The Long Good Friday
The Long Good Friday Credit: Moviestore Collection/REX

Helen Mirren on The Long Good Friday: 'I was a pain in the butt'

Bob was the one who came on like a gangster, but I was the one who literally had a gangster for an uncle Telegraph Film

It foretold the future, redefined the gangster's moll, and made a star of its lead actress. As The Long Good Friday is restored for its anniversary, Helen Mirren tells Jude Rogers how it was made