For the past six decades, Helen Mirren's career has successfully shifted from a respected theatre actress to an iconic fixture on British television to a beloved Hollywood star. Her celebrated range of work has earned her the triple crown of acting - an Academy Award for The Queen, a Tony for The Audience, numerous Emmys, including for her iconic performance in Prime Suspect - and, since 2003, an appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Now in its fifth year online, The Helen Mirren Archives chronicles Miss Mirren's life and career from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and videos. Enjoy your stay, and check back soon.
  July 26th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today, Helen Mirren turns 70. This is not only a landmark in her life, but it also marks the 50th anniversary of her career. In 1965, Helen made a splash with the lead role in the National Youth Theatre’s production of “Antony and Cleopatra”, which led to a decade-long involvement with the Royal Shakespeare. Today, 50 years later, Helen is just as in demand as she was those years ago. She is one of the very few women in Hollywood capable to successfully open a film on her name (“Woman in Gold”), not to mention a successful Broadway play. The year brought her one of the industries’ biggest honors, the Tony Award. And there’s no slowing down with two projects to be released later in the year. What’s more to simply say: Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren!