Straphanger snaps photo of Helen Mirren riding R train

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — A straphanger had an A-list spotting Thursday while riding the subway.

Instagram user J_l_nyc uploaded a photo Thursday of actress Helen Mirren on the downtown R train.

Well, that just happened | Dame Helen Mirren sitting across from me on the R train,” the caption said.

The 69-year-old looked elegant as ever in a fluffy gray coat with long purple gloves while clutching her a beige bag on her lap.

Mirren has not commented on if it is her in the photo.

Several Instagrammers have posted their “celebrity on the subway” sightings as well.

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Tom riding the Subway in New York #tomhanks #tomhanksworld

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