Helen Mirren

British TV is preparing to launch an assault on the history of the Titanic with a new mini-series and Dame Helen Mirren is reportedly up for a starring role with the show.

The series, a four-part affair will be released to pay tribute with Titanic’s 100th anniversary and according to The Mirror the 65-year-old actress will be making her second appearance in a Titanic special, her first being the 1979 TV drama called SOS Titanic.

Filming for the series is set to begin this Spring in Hungary, while the mini-series will make a UK debut April 2012.

Still no word if a U.S. debut is in the works at this time.