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.
  March 10th, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren will be featured in a documentary about HandMade Films by AMC, entitled “An Accidental Studio” and slated to release on May 04, 2019. While her appearance is listed as “archival footage”, let’s hope it’s a great vintage interview she did for “The Long Good Friday” instead of film clips. This feature length documentary tells how ardent Monty Python fan George Harrison was drawn into the industry by rescuing Life of Brian when funding fell apart at the last minute, and how his company, HandMade Films, then went on to dominate the British movie scene with its ethos of making maverick films that everyone else had rejected. After pursuing separate projects on the story of HandMade Films, producer-directors Bill Jones, Ben Timlett and Kim Leggatt combined forces. Their documentary features new, exclusive interviews with the likes of Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and others in the HandMade story. DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams says additional effort was made to find previously unseen, unheard interviews with Harrison and others who were important to HandMade’s success, like Bob Hoskins. “In this way, the film gives new life to every voice in the story and provides the viewer with something they have never seen before.”

  January 31st, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren has promoted her involvement with The Prince’s Trust and its upcoming awards ceremony on today’s Good Morning Britain. She also talked about the pressure on young actors today because of the scrutiny of social media – so it’s quite telling that GMB chose to go with “Helen Mirren ” as their video headline. Go figure! Mirren explained it’s been amusing to run into the family since The Queen was released, and that Harry and William, in particular, seem to enjoy the oddness of it all. She said, “Prince Charles is very, very tactful. Harry and William have mentioned it to me and have been very funny and very cool about it.” Harry, she noted, likes to make jokes about it: “I think Harry once said, when I was at an awards ceremony, he said, ‘And Granny is here.’” How does Mirren feel about being called acting royalty? Of her reaction when faced with that description, she said, “Maybe for the first one second and then very quickly I disabuse them of that fact!” Screencaptures from the programme have been added to the photo gallery and the video has been archived as well.

  January 15th, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Luke Wilson are learning about love in the trailer for Berlin, I Love You. In PEOPLE exclusive trailer, Knightley portrays Jane, a woman intent on helping a young boy she found in a shelter. Mirren portrays her mother, Margaret, who seems at odds with her daughter’s decision to help the boy played by Liam Gross. “This is Nizar,” Jane says while introducing him to Margaret, who asks, “Is he from the shelter?” Sarcastic, Jane responds, “No, I picked him up from an alleyway.” Directed in segments by 12 directors, the film is the latest installment in the Cities of Love franchise which has spawned the films Paris, Je T’Aime and New York, I Love You. “This is Berlin, a pounding heartbeat grown out of a divided nation,” a voiceover says. “People come to Berlin to dream, to dance and to fall in love.” The film tells the kaleidoscope of stories about love, tolerance and redemption with a total of 20 actors starring in the film including Wilson, Jenna Dewan, Diego Luna, Iwan Rheon, Mickey Rourke and Emily Beecham. Wilson stars as Burke Linz, a man down on his luck who falls in love with the beautiful Katarina, played by Glee‘s Dianna Agron. Berlin, I Love You is in theaters and VOD Feb. 8.

  September 25th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Go behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms” in this brand new “Crafting The Realms” featurette. Watch as the cast and crew reveal more about the story and show just how much magic is done behind the scenes! All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. Disney’s “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms” opens November 2nd. The video can be found in the video archive while screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

  September 22nd, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The theatrical release of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is roughly a month ahead of us, and Disney is starting to drum the rolls already. Below you can find four television spots to promote the release. All the latest news and pictures regarding the film can be found on Disney’s official website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.