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.
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.
A wonderful set of pictures from the making of “Age of Consent” has been added to the photo gallery. “Age of Consent” is often cited as Helen’s film debut, although this happened two years earlier with Peter Hall’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. But it was without question her breakthrough in the movies after 10 successful years on the stage. Helen was 23 years old during the making in Australia. A couple of additional production stills have been added as well. Enjoy the new pictures.
Yesterday, Helen Mirren introduced the four recipients of Honorary Oscars at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 8th Annual Governors Awards – British film editor Anne V Coates, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and actor Jackie Chan. Pictures from the event have been added with many thanks to Claudia. The video of Helen’s introduction can be watched above.
Helen Mirren has graced the AFI Fest’s red carpet at the premiere for “The Comedian”, husband Taylor Hackford’s new film. The film, set for a theatrical release in 2017, follows a raging comic who strives for the fame he once had – but is instead sentenced to community service after he hits an audience member in the head with his microphone. “The Comedian” stars Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann and Danny DeVito. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.