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.
  August 22nd, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today, four more films are covered for the Helen Mirren Archives, ranging between 1987 to 1990. First is “Cause Celebre”, based on the notorious Alma Rattenburry case, and adapted for television in 1987. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 16th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s final movie spotlight is Fred Schepisi’s bitter-sweet “Last Orders”, starring Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings and Helen Mirren – all of Britain’s best in one film about age, loss and friendship. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, promotionals, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Trailers, interviews, making of and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 16th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Also in 2001, Helen played “The Boss” in Hal Hartley’s off-beat “No Such Thing”, about a young journalist (Sarah Polley) on the search for the monster that killed her fiancee. 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 featurette and three clips have been added to the video archive.

  August 16th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Next up is Sean Penn’s 2001 adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s “The Pledge”, which features a great ensemble cast, including a one-scene appearance by Helen Mirren. 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.

  August 16th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This week’s movie spotlight features four projects from the late 1990s to early 2000s. The first is “Critical Care”, Sydney Lumet’s 1997 satire on the American health system. 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.