Tom Hanks seen riding the subway
Tom Hanks rides the subway in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015.Nigny—Splash News/Corbis
Tom Hanks seen riding the subway
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Katie Holmes rides the subway to rehearsals for "Dead Accounts" in Manhattan.
Tom Hanks rides the subway in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015.
Nigny—Splash News/Corbis
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See Helen Mirren and Other Celebrities Riding the New York City Subway

Feb 01, 2015

Actress Helen Mirren thrilled a handful of New Yorkers when they spotted her riding the subway this week.

While the Academy Award winner was praised for having her purse on her lap and being unafraid to sit next to someone — classy subway etiquette made all the more clear by the man-spreader beside her — the Emily Posts of the underground might dock the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for selecting the middle of two seats, a subway faux pas. (Plus, her coat is overflowing onto the adjacent empty seat.)

Mirren's just one of the many celebrities who've shown that they're down to earth enough to take on the New York City subway — take a look at a few others who've been spotted on the platforms.

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