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.
  May 11th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren’s latest film “Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built” has been released on Blu-Ray, DVD and on demand in the United States on May 01. I don’t say that about a film too often, and I always try to find the positive in a project – but “Winchester” is just a stupid-ass movie. I wasn’t expecting a history lesson on the Winchester House, but at least something with a bit of a story to it. The film consists of a couple of jump scares that haven’t been effective since the 1990s and long boring tea-hour scenes with Helen and Jason Clarke talking about the supernatural. For a mystery film, there’s nothing mysterious here, and for horror fans, there’s nothing remotely spooky. Maybe it’s just not my genre. At least, let’s hope they had fun filming it. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. “Winchester” is available everywhere on demand.


  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 20th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Many thanks to Alvaro for sending in scans of Helen’s May 2018 cover story and article in the British Woman & Home. Much appreciated!

  April 14th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A little bit of everything has been added to the photo gallery this morning, from recent magazine covers to theatre pictures from the 60s! But in order: Helen graces the cover of the May 2018 issue of Woman & Home in the United Kingdom, which is on newsstands now. She has also been featured in the April 2018 issue of the Australian Mindfood magazine and in the March 2018 issue of Sweden’s Sondag magazine. A couple of fantastic additional editorial pictures have been added, as well as two teriffic finds of Helen’s very first steps on the stage. In 1965, after a well received debut as Cleopatra with the National Youth Theatre, Helen transmitted to Manchester’s Century Theatre and played her first professional roles under the direction of Braham Murray – in O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and in Michael Meyer’s “The Ortolan”. Pictures from both plays have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy your weekend!



Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, May 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Mindfood (Australia, April 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Sondag (Sweden, March 2018)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 05
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 08
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 11
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Theatre – 1965 – The Ortolan
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Theatre – 1965 – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

  March 10th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen has had a busy week since Sunday’s Academy Awards. Not only did she pick up L’Oreal’s Women of Worth award in Toronto, Canada – she also continued the promotional tour for “The Leisure Seeker”, which was released in US theaters on Friday. All clips have been added to the video archive while screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery. Enjoy watching!


Related Media:

Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Breakfast Television Toronto (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – KTLA 5 Morning News (2018)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – L’Oreal Paris Commercial (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Jimmy Kimmel Live (2018)