Oct 19
2014

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.

Sep 28
2014

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.

Sep 28
2014

On to funnier things, Helen has made three guest appearances on “French and Saunders” between 1996 and 1999. She has played herself in a sketch with Lynda La Plante, a tv mom on a sitcom with an annoying laugh track and a world famous actress (who has played Cleopatra – three times!) in a sketch on an “Acting Masterclass”. To learn more about her appearances, visit the career page. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Clips from all of her skits have been added to the video archive.

Sep 28
2014

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.

Sep 28
2014

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.