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.
  June 21st, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s movie spotlight is a triple feature. First in line is “Raising Helen”, which unfortunately is not a documentary on Helen Mirren’s upbrining, but a Garry Marshall comedy that leaves you in a sugar shock. To find out more about the film, visit the career page. Production stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. The trailer, bloopers and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  June 6th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s spotlight is the little-seen 1988 drama “Pascali’s Island”, starring Helen’s Royal Shakespeare Company pal Ben Kingsley and co-starring Charles Dance and Helen as a dreamy Aristocrat dropout. To learn more about the film visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures and promotionals have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, three clips from the film and a rare 1989 interview promoting the film have been added to the video archive.

  May 23rd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This Friday’s spotlight is Helen’s Hollywood debut – as Russian spaceship officer Tanya Kirbuk in the critically panned sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001”. To learn more about “2010: The Year We Make Contact”, please visit the career page. Blu-Ray screencaptures, stillsand promotionals have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, featurette, a 1984 television special and three clips from the film have been added to the video archive.

  May 18th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s spotlight is the 1991 “Where Angels Fear to Tread”, in which Helen co-starred with Rupert Graves, Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis. To learn more about the film visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures and promotionals have been added to the gallery. A home-video trailer and three clips from the film have been added to the video archive.

  May 2nd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

In honor of the great Bob Hoskins, today’s movie spotlight is “The Long Good Friday”, in which Hoskins delivered a powerhouse performance as London gangster Harold Shand – and Helen Mirren fought her way to an equally powerful character as his guiding girlfriend. To learn more about the film visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures, promotionals and on-set pictures have been added to the gallery. And lots of video clips have been added to the video archive: Two trailers, a making of, television specials and four clips from the film.

Here’s Helen’s tribute to her late co-srar, as published by The Guardian:

Bob was a great actor and an even greater man. Funny, loyal, instinctive, hard-working, with that inimitable energy that seemed like a spectacular firework rocket just as it takes off. When I worked with him on The Long Good Friday he was supportive and not egotistical. He was never sexist, when many around at that time were. I had the honour of watching the creation of one of the most memorable characters in British film. I watched his brilliant Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi, and then had the greatest of pleasures in playing again opposite him in the film Last Orders. Playing again with him was like playing a duet with a brother I had grown up with, which professionally I had. I personally will miss him very much, London will miss one of her best and most loving sons, and Britain will miss a man to be proud of.