Aug 22
2014

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.

Aug 22
2014

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.

Aug 22
2014

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.

Aug 16
2014

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.

Aug 16
2014

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.