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 14th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

On Friday, Helen Mirren was honored at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy with the 14th Apollonio Prize. The award is designed to honor people who have been supportive of the Puglia region – such as Helen, who has been vocal in the past to save the typical olive trees – and who happens to live in the area. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.


  May 1st, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments


Helen Mirren was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with their 45th Chaplin Award in a gala that was attended by friends and colleagues, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons and Julie Taymor. In his speech to introduce Helen to the stage, Irons said “She’s always pushed boundaries and never worried about glass ceilings. She’s always hovered above them.” While we’re waiting for more information about the gala, have a look at pictures in the photo gallery.

  April 8th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

As previously reported, Helen Mirren will receive this year’s Chaplin Award from the The Film Society of Lincoln Center. For the April 30 event, they have launched a trailer with a first look at the ceremony’s presenters, including Morgan Freeman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vin Diesel, Jeremy Irons, Julie Taymor and Taylor Hackford: A beloved figure of stage, screen, and television, Mirren has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances in a career spanning more than fifty years. The annual event will be attended by a host of notable guests and presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award. The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s largest annual fundraiser, and aids us in our mission to support the art and craft of cinema and enrich film culture via year-round programming; our education initiatives; Film Comment magazine; our Artist, Critics, and Industry academies; and much more. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the gala, please check out their website.

  March 10th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments


In Toronto for L’Oreal’s Women Of Worth event on Wednesday, Helen Mirren explained her unexpected laugh-out-loud Oscars moment. During the awards telecast, host Jimmy Kimmel promised a jet ski to whichever winner delivered the shortest speech. Unveiling the jet ski in true “The Price Is Right” fashion, a glamorous Mirren showed off the prize, later hopping on the back of the jet ski with the prize’s eventual winner, “Phantom Thread” costume designer Mark Bridges. The Oscar-winning actress reveals all Kimmel had to do was ask and she was in for the joke. “He said, ‘Helen would you do this? And I said ‘Yes’!” Mirren tells ET Canada’s Sangita Patel. “It was a couple of days before actually. But I thought, ‘how ridiculous, of course I’ll do that, it’s going to be so ridiculous.’ It was great, great fun, I can’t believe how effective it was.” “I didn’t come with the jet ski,” she jokes. “Yes, Helen Mirren is not included.” In addition to being a part of one of the night’s biggest jokes, Mirren says she was in awe of Jane Fonda as they presented the Best Actor nominees together. “I mean, obviously Jane Fonda has been very much a part of my life for my whole life actually, and someone who was a huge star when I really wasn’t,” she says of their time together on stage. “And someone who was extraordinarily out there and courageous and formidable in so many ways. To find myself on stage with her I was very… I felt inadequate actually.” Pictures from the L’Oreal event have been added to the photo gallery – and most of last week’s Oscar pictures have been replaced with better resolution, with many thanks to Claudia.

  March 5th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Oscars have been handed out, and Helen Mirren made a surprise appearance at the ceremony – not as a presenter (she and Jane Fonda handed the Best Actor trophy to Gary Oldman) but as a presenter to a brand new jetski that was promised to the winner with the shortest speech. Pictures from the arrivals and the show have been added to the photo gallery with more to come. Edit: Lots of additional pictures have been added with many thanks to Ali, Claudia and Maria, your help has been very appreciated. Also, the Best Actor segment and an interview with ABC have been added to the video archive.