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 Award for "The Audience" and numerous Emmys, including for her iconic performance in "Prime Suspect". The Helen Mirren Archives chronicles Miss Mirren's life and career from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and video clips. Enjoy your stay and check back soon.
Promotion for “Collateral Beauty” is underway with press junkets taking place today. The first to publish their exclusive sit-down with Will Smith and Helen Mirren is Access Hollywood: Smith and Mirren discuss the movie’s emotional undertones with Liz Hernandez. Which of the three main themes do they believe is the hardest for humans to understand in real life – love, time or death?
Helen Mirren graces the cover of AARP Magazine’s December 2016 / January 2017 cover. Their website not only features a stunning new pictorial but also an in-depth interview with lots of great insight on her career and living in America, traveling the US as a young theater actress, her “Collateral Beauty” co-stars and the constant pressure (or rather constant question) of eternal youth: “The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70. Certainly when I was 45, the idea of being 70 was like, “Arghhh!” But you only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. The idea of dying young when you’re 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realize that life is too much fun to do that. It’s fascinating and wonderful and emotional. So you just have to find a way of negotiating getting old psychologically and physically.” The full interview can be read over at the AARP website.
As previously reported, Pirelli Calender is continuing to maintain last year’s tradition of photographing women to showcase a liberated and natural side of them. For this year’s edition, 14 actresses are modeling for German photographer and director Peter Lindbergh for a series of black and white photo of the actresses without any makeup or air brushing. From Kate Winset and Nicole Kidman to Helen Mirren and Penelope Cruz, all the actresses are excited about leaving behind the tonnes of makeup that goes into creating the myth of a perfect woman. To celebrate the calendar’s unveiling, a press conference and premiere was held yesterday in Paris. With many thanks to Claudia, hundreds of pictures have been added to the photo gallery. The Lindbergh photography of Helen Mirren can be found here.
This morning, Helen Mirren was a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to promote the theatrical release of “Collateral Beauty”. She participated in a funny opening, talked about “Fast 8”, husband Taylor Hackford, her last appearance at the Cannes Film Festival – surprised the second guest James Marsden and also played a round of “Heads Up”. Three video from Ellen’s site can be found after the cut.
On November 21, Helen Mirren has attended a SAG/AFTRA screening and Q&A for “Eye in the Sky”. Hosted by TV Guide’s Jim Halterman, the conversation gave great insight on the making of “Eye in the Sky”, Helen’s early years in the theatre, her frustrating transfer to Hollywood and her first meeting with Taylor Hackford. Great interview which also includes fan questions at the end.