Sep 07
2019

Helen Mirren makes for a thrilling Catherine the Great. In the upcoming, eponymous HBO miniseries, the Oscar winner plays the 18th-century Russian leader with ruthless panache, cutting down all the men attempting to usurp her throne. “It would be a terrible mistake to go against me,“ she warns in the trailer above. The project was apparently kick-started when Mirren said in an interview that she would one day like to play the monarch, who ruled during Russia’s Golden Era and had a notoriously rocky marriage to Peter III. Producers David Thompson and Charles Pattinson heard the word and quickly made it so. Now Mirren hopes the four-part miniseries will help people see Catherine in a new light. “History doesn’t like very successful, very powerful women,” Mirren told the Independent. “They have to drag them down, and history tried to drag Catherine down. I hope we are going to reinstate her reputation as the incredible leader that she was.” “I’m not saying she didn’t have her faults,” the actor added. “She made mistakes, and finished up quite tyrannical. But she was originally a reformer and a Westernizer, if you like, of this vast, vast country.” The four-part series also stars Jason Clarke as Grigory Potemkin, the military commander who became Catherine’s lover. Catherine the Great will debut on October 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Promotional stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Trailer screencaptures (HBO)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Catherine the Great – Trailer (HBO)

Aug 10
2019

Over the last couple of weeks I found quite some new material on last year’s “The Leisure Seeker”, so time for a proper update. While the film didn’t make a lasting impression with theatergoers due to its limited release, it has some kind of second-life since its DVD release. Videos and screencaptures from the making of and an interview with Helen and Donald Sutherland have been added, alongside additional production stills and on-set pictures. Also – I have no idea how this has passed by without any notice – Helen promoted the film’s release on The Today Show in January 2018. A full video and screencaptures from this appearance have been added as well. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s highly recommended.

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Video Archive – Talkshow Appearances – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Promotional Interview
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (Italy)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (United Kingdom)

Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Interview Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – Sex Please We’re Italian – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)

Jul 24
2019


Lots of additional pictures and video clips from yesterday’s promotion for “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Show” has been added to the archives, including almost 100 new pictures from the premiere. There’s a red carpet interview with the cast, being asked about the same-day election of Boris Johnson as the UK’s new Prime Minister, a live stream appeance with the cast on “Good Morning America” as well as a press junket interview with Helen on the film, in which she confirms, unconfirms and then maybe-confirms her appearance on “Fast & Furious 9”. On the reporter’s question that up next is “Fast 8”, Helen replied, “Yes, yes, yes… I hope, let’s see, definately” 🙂 So, let’s see how official the appearance will be. For a complete list of today’s additions, please have a look at the list below the preview pictures. Enjoy all the new updates!


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Video Archive – News Segments- Entertainment Tonight (July 24, 2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (July 24, 2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access Hollywood (July 24, 2019)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Good Morning America (July 23, 2019)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” London premiere
Video Archive – Career – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Press Junket Interview

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Photo Gallery – Television Specials & Appearances – 2019 – Entertainment Tonight (July 24, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Television Specials & Appearances – 2019 – Entertainment Tonight Canada (July 24, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Television Specials & Appearances – 2019 – Access Hollywood (July 24, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” Press Junket
Photo Gallery – Career – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Press Junket Interview
Photo Gallery – Television Specials & Appearances – 2019 – Good Morning America (July 23, 2019)

Jul 22
2019

HBO has released a teaser trailer for the historical drama miniseries “Catherine the Great” which stars Helen Mirren in the title role as the 18th century monarch. The first glimpse of the upcoming limited series shows us Mirren as the legendary monarch, who was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, making her the country’s longest-ruling female leader. The series will show us Catherine toward the end of her rule in the 18th century, when she begins a steamy relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), a military leader. “When I was young I dreamed of freedom, I dreamed of breaking chains,” Catherine can be heard saying in the trailer. “But as you get older, your choices narrow. So instead I gave us an empire, but I knew exactly what I was doing… I will not share my throne with anyone.” The series arrives on HBO and Sky Atlantic this Fall.


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Video Archive – Career – Catherine the Great – Teaser trailer (HBO)
Photo Gallery – Career – Catherine the Great – Teaser trailer screencaptures (HBO)

Jul 16
2019

After a very muted US-release in June, Luc Besson’s “Anna” has been rolled out to international theaters beginning last week – it can be seen in the United Kingdom since July 5, in France in July 10 and will be released in Germany on July 18. Reviews have been mixed in pretty much every country – my favorite review is still courtesy The Toronto Sun’s Peter Howell: Mirren sheathes her character’s intentions behind a granite visage that suggests what Fran Lebowitz would look like as a Bond villain. At least we get a glimpse of a little bit more promotional material with the international releases. There has been a b-roll, a couple of making of featurettes and on-set interviews, all featuring Helen Mirren. You can find all new clips below. The photo gallery has been updated as well with new on-set pictures.

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Video Archive – Career – ANNA – On-Set interview
Video Archive – Career – ANNA – Making Of
Video Archive – Career – ANNA – B-Roll