"I heard he fancies me. I fancy Russell too," The Mirror quoted Mirren, as saying. "I mean, who can resist a man that looks so good in tight trousers? He's absolutely lovely," she added.
The actress, who was recently awarded the Most Stylish Woman award at the Inspiration Awards, had a string of admirers. Premiership footballer Sol Campbell, 34, and ex-Blue singer Simon Webbe, 29, were enchanted by her as she shunned her private room filled with pink lilies to drink champagne with them. Sol had just presented her with her gong and four luxury King watches for her nieces.
"There was a lot of smiling and flirting going on after Dame Helen came off stage with Sol. He kept telling people: "She's such a lovely lady," an onlooker said.