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 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!



  August 8th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Check out a brand-new poster, trailer and first image of Helen (in the photo gallery) for Disney’s 2018 holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”. All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key – which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, and opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.

  July 19th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has cast Jason Clarke to star opposite Helen Mirren in its upcoming miniseries Catherine the Great. The four-part limited series will follow Russian empress Catherine (Mirren) toward the end of her 36-year reign in the late 18th century and the intrigue and conflicts that surrounded her. Clarke will play Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander who has a love affair with Catherine and becomes both her “favored statesman and life-long friend.” Clarke and Mirren recently co-starred in the film Winchester. The Chappaquiddick actor earned a SAG Award nomination in 2018 as part of the ensemble for Mudbound. His other credits include Zero Dark Thirty and The Chicago Code. Upcoming projects include First Man and Aftermath. Catherine the Great is a co-production between HBO and British broadcaster Sky. Nigel Williams (HBO’s Elizabeth I) is writing the miniseries, and Philip Martin (The Crown) will direct. Mirren, Martin David M. Thompson of Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson of New Pictures are executive producers.