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.
  December 19th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Welcome to the new version of the Helen Mirren Archives. Hope you like it. All content is still up and the subpages will be converted as we speak. The photo gallery and video archive have matching looks and are ready to be added with more great finds. As the year is coming to an end I won’t be updating as much (except some production stills which will be added later), so we can start fresh in January when Helen will be part of the 2016 awards season with much buzz for her supporting role in “Trumbo”. Enjoy browsing around. P.S. Many thanks to Luciana from whom I’ve snatched the nice affiliates coding in the sidebar, couldn’t resist, thanks a lot!

  July 26th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today, Helen Mirren turns 70. This is not only a landmark in her life, but it also marks the 50th anniversary of her career. In 1965, Helen made a splash with the lead role in the National Youth Theatre’s production of “Antony and Cleopatra”, which led to a decade-long involvement with the Royal Shakespeare. Today, 50 years later, Helen is just as in demand as she was those years ago. She is one of the very few women in Hollywood capable to successfully open a film on her name (“Woman in Gold”), not to mention a successful Broadway play. The year brought her one of the industries’ biggest honors, the Tony Award. And there’s no slowing down with two projects to be released later in the year. What’s more to simply say: Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren!

  April 26th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With only two “Prime Suspect”s to go, today’s spotlight is the second last installment of the series, 2003’s “The Last Witness” – another masterful part of the show. To learn more about this episode, visit the career page. Stills, promotionals and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Four clips have been added to the video archive.


  January 13th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

As you might have noticed, there are some changes on the Helen Mirren Archives. First, there’s a new look, with another focus on Helen’s memorable screen performances. Although the site is online for over a year now and most of Helen’s career has been covered, the site still feels like a work in progress. There is still so much planned and untested, so be prepared for more changes and additions in 2015. Since my friend Claudia has decided to close her Helen Mirren tribute, Mirror on Mirren, I’ve decided to expand the gallery content with public appearances and more, so Claudia’s hard work won’t be lost. As this will take some time, I’ve started with the most recent events in 2014. Just click any of the previews below to launch the last added galleries.


  December 6th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This week we spotlight the final of Helen’s chosen great performances – and this is an amazing one! Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover” is provocative today as it was in 1989 upon its release. To learn more about the film, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. The theatrical trailer, an international trailer as well as four clips have been added to the video archive. With this update, all of Helen’s films have been reviewed, with the exception of her four Oscar-nominated films, which will receive a special treatment in January.