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.
  August 13th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here are two things Hollywood really likes: movies about charismatic individuals triumphing over political oppression, and movies about Hollywood. Luckily, Bryan Cranston’s new film, Trumbo, is about both: Cranston plays screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted by the industry in 1947 after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Trumbo was perhaps the most successful of the “Hollywood Ten”; he wrote under pseudonyms throughout the ’50s, and even won Oscars for his work on The Brave One and Roman Holiday. Cranston, deploying the full range of that booming, stentorian voice, looks pretty crackerjack in the role, and he’s accompanied by a murderer’s row of talent: Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, and Louis C.K. all have supporting parts. Trumbo is out in November.