Sep 16

Yesterday, Helen Mirren was among the celebrity guest at Victoria Beckham’s show at the London Fashion Week. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – London Fashion Week – Victoria Beckham

Sep 14

Sailing past early delays in shipbuilding, the new Scenic Eclipse was christened on Manhattan’s Pier 88 this week – with prestigious star power. Ship Godmother Dame Helen Mirren swung the ceremonial champagne bottle to bestow good luck and safe travels for the vessel and those who sail with her. Dame Helen admitted to having never cruised before, though she grew up sailing aboard small vessels in a small English town on the Thames River. Now, having christened the Eclipse, she is keen to voyage to the Arctic or Antarctica, especially aboard such an environmentally sound vessel. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery, alongside two news segments from The Today Show in Australia and KTLA 5. Can I say that I still find it mind-boggling and disrespectful that people – journalists, people from the press – sit down with one of the greatest actresses of our time, and use that time to address *that* Bikini picture that was taken over 10 years ago. The cheapest kind of journalism – and the reason why paparazzi still exist, when their instrusion of pricacy receives such media buzz and constant recognition. And every other outlet picks it up, year in year out – well done. Not sorry for the rant, enjoy the new pictures and your weekend 🙂

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Helen Mirren Christens the Scenic Eclipse
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2019 – Today Australia
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2019 – KTLA 5
Video Archive – News Segments – Today Australia (2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – KTLA 5 (2019)

Sep 08

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working in the background on updating all of the career pages, covering Helen Mirren’s work in film, on television and the stage, and also adding pages for all her voice work productions. Contrary to my original plan, I didn’t add pages for every documentary appearance or tv special interview, because, well, they’re pretty self-explanatory and most of them are available in the video archive. So, have a look at the all-updated career pages, which are now complete!

Feature Films
Details on all of Helen’s theatrically released films, from Herostratus to Fast & Furious
Television Films and Series
Performances in mini-series and movies made for television, including Prime Suspect
Theatre Productions
Helen’s acclaimed theater performances from the Royal Shakespare Company to Broadway
Voice Work
Audio books, podcasts and narrations in feature films and documentaries
Documentaries & Special Programmes
Appearances in documentaries, on television programmes and tv specials
Online Videos, Commericals & PSAs
Public service announcements, commercials and interviews produced for online video projects
Sep 07

Helen Mirren makes for a thrilling Catherine the Great. In the upcoming, eponymous HBO miniseries, the Oscar winner plays the 18th-century Russian leader with ruthless panache, cutting down all the men attempting to usurp her throne. “It would be a terrible mistake to go against me,“ she warns in the trailer above. The project was apparently kick-started when Mirren said in an interview that she would one day like to play the monarch, who ruled during Russia’s Golden Era and had a notoriously rocky marriage to Peter III. Producers David Thompson and Charles Pattinson heard the word and quickly made it so. Now Mirren hopes the four-part miniseries will help people see Catherine in a new light. “History doesn’t like very successful, very powerful women,” Mirren told the Independent. “They have to drag them down, and history tried to drag Catherine down. I hope we are going to reinstate her reputation as the incredible leader that she was.” “I’m not saying she didn’t have her faults,” the actor added. “She made mistakes, and finished up quite tyrannical. But she was originally a reformer and a Westernizer, if you like, of this vast, vast country.” The four-part series also stars Jason Clarke as Grigory Potemkin, the military commander who became Catherine’s lover. Catherine the Great will debut on October 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Promotional stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Trailer screencaptures (HBO)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Catherine the Great – Trailer (HBO)

Aug 28

All episodes of the four-part Sky original drama Catherine The Great have been confirmed to air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV on Thursday 3 October, with a linear playout at 9pm. Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as the iconic Russian Empress alongside Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the series follows the latter years of the Catherine The Great’s reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), amid a backdrop of scandal, intrigue and immense conflict. Unable to publicly marry, Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great European powers of the 18th Century. Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by BAFTA and Emmy® Award-winning Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine The Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from Sky and HBO’s global drama partnership, which to date has included The Young Pope and Chernobyl, which recently received 19 Emmy® Award nominations. Catherine The Great is one of many notable Sky commissions airing this year, as Sky continues to invest in original productions. Sky has recently committed to more than double its investment in original drama, comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Sky. Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe and is the creative home of Sky’s award-winning and much-loved Sky originals. The complete press release can be read over at Sky.