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.
  June 7th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

What originally launched as Stage Sunday concludes today with all of Helen’s theatre performances ranging from 2000 to 2015. The past 15 years have included lots of classical roles for Mirren, ranging from Strindberg to O’Neill, Racine and Tennessee Williams. The theatre pages of the career section have been updated as well, so head over for lots of insightful information.


Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2015 – The Audience (Broadway)
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2013 – The Audience
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2009 – Phedre
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2003 – Mourning Becomes Electra
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2001 – Dance of Death
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2000 – Orpheus Descending

  April 27th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s Stage Sunday spotlights four plays that Helen did with the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1968 and 1970. Three years after Cleopatra, Helen played Shakespeare’s Cressida in Troilus and Cressida for the RSC, followed by Lady Anne in Richard III, Ophelia in Hamlet and Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The galleries have been updated with production stills, rehearsals pictures, backstage pictures and original posters. As I’m going to focus on Helen’s stage performances in the coming weeks, your help is appreciated. Have you collected pictures of Helen on stage, or theater programs, reviews, or even saw some of them? Please drop me a line to make the archive on Helen’s theatre career as comprehensive as possible.


  April 20th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

There hasn’t been a Stage Sunday in a long time, and with the current promotion on Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard bringing “Macbeth” to the screen, let’s have a look at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1974 production of the play, starring Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren. To learn more about the play, visit the career page. Production stills and the theatrical programme have been added to the photo gallery.

  December 8th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s the second entry for Stage Sunday – Helen’s performance in Tom Kempinski’s 1991 farce “Sex Please, We’re Italian”. I don’t mean to do a disaster weekend – but after reviewing “Caligula” on Friday, “Sex Please, We’re Italian” stands in line with projects gone bad. The New York Times called it “one of the most spectacularly unfunny evenings the London theater has seen in decades”. More information on the play and its background can be found on the career page, production stills, rehearsals pictures and the programme have been added to the gallery.

  October 20th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The first stage spotlight has been added. In 1994, Helen Mirren and John Hurt performed Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” at the West End to critical acclaim. Helen reprised the role of Natalya Petrovna a year later as her Broadway debut. To learn more about the play and its history, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals and rehearsal pictures have been added to the gallery.