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.
  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.

  September 21st, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Glamour is running an Icons series this week with profile on powerful women, including Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Geena Davis so far. Helen is their latest addition with a lenghty article and interview. You can read the complete interview on their site, here’s an excerpt: Helen Mirren, 73, is unquestionably an icon. After more than 50 years in the business, she’s achieved the triple crown of acting (Emmy, Oscar, Tony), making her one Grammy away from an EGOT. Oh, and she’s an actual dame. Just don’t bother asking her about these accomplishments. “Patting yourself on the back is not very productive,” she tells Glamour. “I’m proud of certain projects – they’re all my babies in one way or another – but I don’t dwell on my past achievements. I dwell on future achievements.” Some of those future achievements include playing Mother Ginger in this November’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and the titular role in Catherine the Great for HBO, for which she’s currently filming in Lithuania and Russia until the end of the year. That said, there’s one moment from her past that she’s happy to celebrate – something that happened long before Mirren was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire or even the subject of a beloved subway meme.

I made some bold and quite brave moves at various times in my life, maybe slightly professionally suicidal moves,” Mirren says. “But I don’t regret any of it. I always try to make the tapestry of my work as broad as possible. To me, the most successful way to conduct my professional life is to constantly search out new and different things to do.

  September 12th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Many thanks to Joan for guiding me to a great archive of historical theatre information, including lots of unseen pictures of Helen during her years at the Royal Shakespeare company and beyond. All the information will be a great help to update the career pages in the coming days. For now, have a look at these wonderful stills from the classics – Antony and Cleopatra, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth, Henry V, Richard III and much more. For a complete list, have a look at the overview below. Enjoy!



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Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1983 – The Roaring Girl
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1982 – Antony and Cleopatra
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1979 – Henry VI
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1974 – Macbeth
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1970 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1970 – Richard III
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1970 – Hamlet
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1968 – Troillus and Cressida
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1968 – Much Ado About Nothing
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1967 – Romeo and Juliet
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1965 – Antony and Cleopatra
Photo Gallery – Career – Theater Productions – 1964 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  August 18th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The last part of the photo gallery – the miscellaneous projects – have been finished and added. These are projects that don’t fit in the other categories, such as voice work and narrations, or tv and advertisment campaigns. And just in time for this update, L’Oreal Paris has posted a new commercial featuring Helen – as the matriarch of the Roots family, also featuring Andie MacDowell, Luma Grothe, Morena Baccarin, Aja Naomi King, Inka & Nele Hope and Jonathan Saxby. You can watch the new commercial below and find everything else in the photo gallery. Enjoy!



  August 16th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A big part of the photo gallery has been finished today. While some of Helen’s more recent television appearances have been added before, most of her older tv appearances have been missing – until now. Over 18.000 screencaptures from television interviews and specials, ranging from as early as 1970 to 2014, have been added, including all of her late night appearances on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, and lots of tv specials on her most famous roles, from “Prime Suspect” to “Calendar Girls” and “The Queen”. All folders can be reached by any of the previews below. The next update will cover the miscellaneous projects – voice work and even more special appearances, so stay tuned. Enjoy the captures!