Yesterday, Helen Mirren was a guest in New York to honor her R.E.D. co-star Morgan Freeman at the 43rd Annual Chaplin Awards, while on Saturday, she was joined by frequent collaborators Judi Dench and David Suchet at the taping of “Shakespeare Live! at the RSC”, which will be screened in cinemas on May 6, 2016. You can watch a trailer here, pictures can be found in the photo gallery.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Helen Mirren are among a wealth of theatre stars to join the line-up for a live TV broadcast marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC will be broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, featuring theatrical performances of his works and other pieces inspired by them. Anne Marie Duff, Simon Russell Beale and Antony Sher have now signed up to take part in the show, which as previously announced will be hosted by David Tennant. Also joining the already-confirmed stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen are David Suchet, Harriet Walter and Rory Kinnear, in addition to Roger Allam, Pippa Nixon, John Lithgow and Alexandra Gilbreath.
Confirmed performances include Rufus Hound and Henry Goodman singing Brush Up Your Shakespeare from the Taming of the Shrew-inspired musical Kiss Me Kate, as well as a rendition of Tonight from West Side Story by musical theatre students from around the UK, which will be choreographed by Will Tuckett. The cast of CBBC show Horrible Histories will also take part in the broadcast, alongside musical comedian Tim Minchin, Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Swan. Shakespeare Live! From The RSC will be directed by Gregory Doran, and will air on BBC2 on April 23 at 8:30pm. It will also be broadcast live to more than 350 cinemas nationwide.
Yesterday, Helen Mirren has attended the London premiere for “Eye in the Sky”. She graced the red carpet with Colin Firth. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Over the past two weeks, Helen has been very busy promoting “Eye in the Sky” both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Lots of new videos from promotional interviews and talkshow appearances – including Charlie Rose, Graham Norton, Andrew Marr and today’s This Morning – have been added to the video archive. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Screencaptures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery as well.
Video Archive – Talkshows – This Morning (April 11, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Andrew Marr Show (April 10, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (April 08, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Charlie Rose Show (March 31, 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Fox 4 News (April 01, 2016)
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Featurette 01
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 04
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 03
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (March 15, 2016)
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced yesterday that Helen Mirren will host the ceremony on June 23 in Israel, honoring Itzhak Perlman, acclaimed violinist, educator, and champion of individuals with disabilities. The Genesis Prize, a yearly $1 million award to an extraordinary individual who has achieved great professional, philanthropic, and cultural success, will be presented to Perlman by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now in its third year, the prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” has been awarded to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2014) and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas (2015). While winning the prize is a lofty accomplishment in itself, the fact that the proceedings will be emceed by Dame Helen Mirren can be nothing but music to Perlman’s ears. “We are honored that Dame Helen Mirren, an actress of such talent and accomplishment, will host the 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony and help us celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of Itzhak Perlman,” said Stan Polovets, cofounder and chairman of the Genesis Prize Foundation. “Dame Mirren has been an outspoken supporter of Israel, and we look forward to the elegance and grace she will bring to the ceremony.”