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 range of work has earned her the triple crown of acting - an Oscar for The Queen, a Tony for The Audience, numerous Emmys - including for her iconic performance in Prime Suspect - and an appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The Helen Mirren Archives chronicles Miss Mirren's life and career from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and video clips.
  July 5th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is Celestino Coronado’s 1976 feature film adaptation of “Hamlet”, also known as “The Naked Hamlet” (for which Helen is not the reason). This might be the strangest project she has ever done on film. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.

  July 5th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today we spotlight four of Helen’s Shakespeare adaptations on the big screen, ranging from 1968 to 2010. Let’s start with Peter Hall’s adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from 1968, in which Helen played Hermia, co-starring Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, Judi Dench and Ian Holm. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.

  June 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

After playing Shakespeare’s heroines for the BBC – Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Imogen in Cymbeline – Helen played a supporting role in the 1982 adaptation of Stephen Poliakoff’s “Soft Targets”, starring Ian Holm. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.

  June 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

One of Helen’s most prominent collaborations with the BBC, and certainly one of her most memorable television production in the 1970s, is Dennis Potter’s “Blue Remembered Hills”. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.

  June 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Two years later, Helen stars in yet another BBC production with the adaptation of William Wycherley’s “The Country Wife”. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.