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.
  March 10th, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren will be featured in a documentary about HandMade Films by AMC, entitled “An Accidental Studio” and slated to release on May 04, 2019. While her appearance is listed as “archival footage”, let’s hope it’s a great vintage interview she did for “The Long Good Friday” instead of film clips. This feature length documentary tells how ardent Monty Python fan George Harrison was drawn into the industry by rescuing Life of Brian when funding fell apart at the last minute, and how his company, HandMade Films, then went on to dominate the British movie scene with its ethos of making maverick films that everyone else had rejected. After pursuing separate projects on the story of HandMade Films, producer-directors Bill Jones, Ben Timlett and Kim Leggatt combined forces. Their documentary features new, exclusive interviews with the likes of Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and others in the HandMade story. DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams says additional effort was made to find previously unseen, unheard interviews with Harrison and others who were important to HandMade’s success, like Bob Hoskins. “In this way, the film gives new life to every voice in the story and provides the viewer with something they have never seen before.”