May 7th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A spotlight is shining on one of the South Bay’s most mysterious landmarks with the production of a movie set at the Winchester House. Helen Mirren stars in “Winchester Mystery House,” a historical thriller about real-life rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Winchester was famously convinced she was haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns that made her family rich. While some of the movie has already been filmed in Australia, on Friday, Mirren was shooting scenes at the actual house in San Jose. When asked what it was like filming in the real house, Mirren said with a laugh, “Far out as we used to say in the olden days. It was fantastic.” This week, the movie crew is shooting in one of the 160 rooms in the mansion. They recreated a larger version the house to use as a set in Australia because some of the spaces in the Winchester House were just too small for shooting. A first look photo of Mirren from the production was recently released. It reveals a striking resemblance between the actress and the historical figure she plays. “Yes, it’s rather frightening! And I don’t think Sarah was [frightening] actually, in the original photograph,” said Mirren. “She’s actually got a mysterious little smile; a Mona Lisa like smile on her face.” The picture is the only known photograph of Sarah Winchester. “This house is a manifestation of Sarah Winchester, and I think in that sense it’s haunted,” said Mirren. Shooting at the house is expected to go well into Friday night and is scheduled to wrap on Saturday. “Winchester Mystery House” is set to be released in early 2018.

  April 15th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

You won’t believe it, but the Easter Bunny has dropped some very rare clips to the new video archive. In best Eastern tradition, you’ll have to search for the new clips, but I give you some hints. Since most of the new additions are some the 60s to 80s, you’ll find them on the last pages of each category. I could also imagine there’s a new section in the career category called Miscellaneous performances, featuring videos from “Troilus and Cressida”, “Teeth ‘n’ Smiles” and “The Duchess of Malfi”. Enjoy the new clips!


  December 24th, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Last week, the promotional tour for “Collateral Beauty” moved to Europe with several appearances on British talkshows and press junkets. Meanwhile, other American outlets have broadcast interviews with Helen that were filmed during the US promotion. Have a look at the new videos added below. Since this will probably be the last update of the year, I’d like to wish all visitors of the Helen Mirren Archives a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Popcorn with Peter Travers (2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – CBS2 New York (2016)
Video Archive – Career – Collateral Beauty – Press Junket Interview 03
Video Archive – Career – Collateral Beauty – Press Junket Interview 02
Video Archive – News Segments – AARP Interview (2016)

  December 12th, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Universal Pictures has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated eighth Fast & Furious movie! On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family. For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel. The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters on April 14, 2017.

  December 8th, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Collateral Beauty’s promotion continues with a great batch of videos and new production stills. In David Frankel’s drama, Will Smith questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death after retreating from life after a tragedy. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.


The new clips include a featurette and a making of, two promotinal interviews with Helen – one from the set and one from the press junket – another press junket with Will Smith and a first clip from the film. The new production still feature a different look at Mirren’s character Brigitte and also include co-stars Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore and Michael Pena. Enjoy the new additions.


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