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.
  October 19th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

To complete the television section with a bang, here’s HBO’s miniseries “Elizbaeth I.” – a career highlight for Helen, which won her yet another Primetime Emmy, as well as the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Trailers, making ofs, deleted scenes and six clips have been added to the video archive.

  October 19th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A rare appearance comes in third today – although technically it’s not a movie spotlight but pure episodic television. In 2005, Helen was a guest-star on the NBC series “Third Watch”, playing Grace Foster’s (Cara Buono) homeless mother. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. And three clips have been added to the video archive.

  October 19th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is “Door to Door” by William H. Macy and Steven Schachter, the inspiring true story of Bill Porter, in which Helen played the supporting role of Macy’s mother (for which she received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations). To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. And three clips have been added to the video archive.

  October 19th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With today’s four spotlights, the television section of Helen’s career has been completed (with the exception of “Prime Suspect”, which will receive a special treatment on this site). The first spotlight today is “The Passion of Ayn Rand”, for which Helen received a Primetime Emmy in 1999. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. And two clips have been added to the video archive.

  September 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s last spotlight is “Tracey Taken On…”, Tracey Ullman’s wonderful 1990s show. In the episode “Culture”, both Billy Connolly and Helen Mirren make a very funny guest appearance. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery and three clips have been added to the video archive. Many thanks to my friend Stephen for helping me with this one.