People's different recollection of the same scenario never fails to amuse. Of her first (and only) casting with (one-time) director Michael Winner, Helen Mirren (who's been in the press an awful lot lately, she must be promoting something or other) said of the experience in 1964: "I was mortified and incredibly angry. I thought it was insulting and sexist, and I don't think any actress should be treated like that - like a piece of meat - at all. Even if they hadn't done the kind of work that I've done, it was incredibly insulting. I was so angry, I was so angry - I still am." Reading that one might think Helen was cupped severely in some way. This, however, is the Winner's version of events: "The only time I ever met Helen Mirren, it was as a favour to her agent Margaret Johnston, who was a real friend of mine. She rang me and said she had photographs of Helen in which she had these enormous sagging boobs. She thought the photographs wouldn’t help her get work." According to Winner, Ms Johnston asked Winner to impress upon Mirren the need to wear supportive chest apparel: "I saw Helen and as I had been instructed to deal with the situation of her breasts, I did indeed ask her to stand up. I don't remember asking her to turn around but if I did, I wasn’t being serious. I can see it now. She was wearing a peasant blouse and a skirt in the photographs - with enormous bosoms which were sagging a bit even though she was young. I was only doing what the agent asked me - and for this I get reviled! Helen’s a lovely person, she’s a great actress and I'm a huge fan, but her memory of that moment is a little flawed." Here, I'd hold a 43 year grudge too if someone with hairy baps was judging mine.