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.
  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.

  August 30th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Once again, four films are spotlighted this week. The first one is “Brighton Rock”, Rowan Joffe’s brilliant remake the British classic, which originally starred the late Richard Attenborough. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills and Blu-Ray 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 22nd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s final spotlight is a favorite of mine – probably not a lot of people’s favorite – but I was hooked by Paul Schrader’s 1990 “The Comfort of Strangers” and Helen’s daring performance. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, promotionals, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Two trailer and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 22nd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This movie spotlight remains one of the hardest-to-find. “Bethune” chronicles the life and career of Dr. Norman Bethune and is Donald Sutherland’s second time he has played this role after a first, very successful performance in the 1970s. This version, in which Helen plays his wife, has had less luck and wasn’t released for years. I’ve only found a French DVD version, so we have some beautiful screencaptures, but no clips, due to the DVD track’s dubbing. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Posters and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

  August 22nd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is the 1989 film adaptation of the book “When the Whales Came” (or “Why the Whales Came”, as the book was titled). To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. The theatrical trailer and three clips have been added to the video archive.