May 17
2020

Dame Helen Mirren thanked NHS nurses on Instagram to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (12 May), using L’Oreal’s famous phrase, “Because you’re worth it” in her tribute. In the video, she thanked healthcare workers for everything they have been doing throughout the coronavirus pandemic. She said: “Today is International Nurses Day. Now, I work for L’Oreal and maybe some of you may know they have the famous phrase, ‘Because you’re worth it’. Well, today of all days, we can say with our hands on our hearts, truthfully, and sincerely, to the nurses, you are worth it. “Thank you so much for everything you’ve done and for everything you will be doing in the future.” Mirren then went on to suggest that, if nurses come to negotiate their salaries, they should also take inspiration from the L’Oreal catchphrase. She added: “And, in the future, when you come to negotiate your pay rises, you can say altogether, very loudly, ‘Because we’re worth it.'”

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May 17
2020

On May 07, 2020, Dame Helen Mirren appeared on “Front Row Late: Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard” from her home to read the John Donne poem “The Sun Rising”. With cultural institutions around the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard presents from her study. In the episode, Mary discusses the power of poetry in a time of pandemic, with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, poet Lemn Sissay and historian David Olusoga. There were special poetry performances from Mirren and the so-called poet laureate of Twitter, Brian Bilston, plus historian Simon Schama tells Mary why the 17th century poet John Donne is a poet for today’s times. If you live within the United Kingdom, you can watch the episode on the BBC 2‘s website.

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Apr 27
2020

The National Theatre today launches its National Theatre at Home Quiz, to be played from home featuring familiar faces from the world of stage and screen as the quizmasters. Each quiz will include rounds of five questions on a wide variety of topics. On the final Monday of each month people will be able join the virtual quiz directly from their homes via the NT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm BST (2pm EST). The first quiz will be 27 April with quizmasters Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Lenny Henry, Lesley Manville, and Sir Ian McKellen asking questions on topics including history, sport, nature, and of course, The National Theatre.

Apr 21
2020

Here comes another great batch or rare theatre and film stills, ranging from 1968’s “Troilus and Cressida” to 1988’s “Pascali’s Island”. Among the hightlights are some fantastic on-set pictures from “Caligula”, “The Long Good Friday” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as well as promotional pictures from most of her 1980s television work, including “Soft Targets”, “Coming Through” and “Cause Celebre”. For a complete list of all additions, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy and stay safe.



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Apr 03
2020


We’ve been really blessed lately with Helen Mirren covers. The German edition of Vogue has put her on their front alongside Sharon Stone and Iris Berben in an issue dedicated to strong women during this difficult time: How to put into words what is indescribable? A few days ago – it feels like hours – many of us were in Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, London and Berlin for this edition. Business as usual. We went shoulder to shoulder in the editorial office to select images, discuss texts, discuss layouts and make plans. Of course, we followed the news from China, worried about friends and colleagues there. Hoped that everything will go well. The danger seemed so far away. We would like to dedicate this issue to these heroes. Because respectful courage is also – even if it is “only” about coping with personal crises and challenges – that unites the cover stars of this edition and makes them role models. Whether Sharon Stone, Helen Mirren or Iris Berben, the lives of these women show that no matter what your age, you can outgrow yourself. That it is never too late to raise your voice when something goes wrong. And: that hope and optimism must never die. Vogue’s May issue releases April 7 in Germany.

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