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.
  September 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is Shelley Duvall’s 1980s fairy tale series “Fairie Tale Theatre”, in which Helen was guest starring as a princess on “The Little Mermaid”. She is paired with Treat Williams as the Prince who falls for Pam Dawber’s mermaid. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. On-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Two clips have been added to the video archive.

  September 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This week we cover four of Helen’s television appearances, including some odd ones (the 1980s) and some very funny ones (the 1990s). Let’s start with one of Helen’s first jobs on American television – a guest stint on “The New Twilight Zone”. In the 1985 episode “Dead Woman’s Shoes”, she plays a meek thrift store worker who magically transforms when putting on shoes that belonged to a murdered woman. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery and two clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 30th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The final spotlight for this week is “Hitchcock”, Sasha Gervasi’s masterful film on Alfred Hitchcock’s struggle to bring “Psycho” to the screen. Both Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren deliver some of their best recent work on this one. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, on-set pictures and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Theatrical trailers, lots of interviews, making ofs and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 30th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The third movie spotlight is “The Door”, Istvan Szabo’s screen adaptation of his wife’s novel. This remains a little-seen project, although very recent. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. The theatrical trailer, a making of and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 30th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is “Arthur”, another remake of 2011, though not in the same league as “Brighton Rock”. Here, Russell Brand tackles on Dudley Moore’s role from the 1980s while Helen Mirren replaces John Guilgud as the “nanny”. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, on-set pictures and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Theatrical trailers, tv spots, lots of promotional interviews, a making of and three clips have been added to the video archive.