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.
  May 14th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren is currently visiting the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival. There have been various sightings as well as an attendance of the screening for “Girls of the Sun”. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.


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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival – “Girls of the Sun” Screening
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival – Sighting at Hotel Martinez
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival – Sighting at Hotel Martinez

  May 11th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren’s latest film “Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built” has been released on Blu-Ray, DVD and on demand in the United States on May 01. I don’t say that about a film too often, and I always try to find the positive in a project – but “Winchester” is just a stupid-ass movie. I wasn’t expecting a history lesson on the Winchester House, but at least something with a bit of a story to it. The film consists of a couple of jump scares that haven’t been effective since the 1990s and long boring tea-hour scenes with Helen and Jason Clarke talking about the supernatural. For a mystery film, there’s nothing mysterious here, and for horror fans, there’s nothing remotely spooky. Maybe it’s just not my genre. At least, let’s hope they had fun filming it. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. “Winchester” is available everywhere on demand.


  May 5th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With production now underway on Disney Pictures’ The One and Only Ivan, it has been announced that Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito have become the latest additions to the cast of the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal-winning book. Directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You), The One and Only Ivan features a cast that also includes Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Brooklynn Prince, Indira Varma, Ramon Rodriguez, Eleanor Matsuura and Ariana Greenblatt. The film sees Rockwell as the titular Ivan, a silverback gorilla “who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.” The One and Only Ivan is currently without a release date, but is expected to arrive some time in 2019.

  May 1st, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments


Helen Mirren was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with their 45th Chaplin Award in a gala that was attended by friends and colleagues, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons and Julie Taymor. In his speech to introduce Helen to the stage, Irons said “She’s always pushed boundaries and never worried about glass ceilings. She’s always hovered above them.” While we’re waiting for more information about the gala, have a look at pictures in the photo gallery.

  April 30th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

For the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award Gala, “Film Comment” has posted quite a few very interesting and in-depth articles on Helen, including an interview and this main piece entitled “Noblesse Oblige”. An excerpt can be read on the Lincoln Center’s website: “I’m not the bloody Queen,” Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison scolds her abashed male driver for addressing her as “Ma’am” instead of her preferred “Guv.” Tennison may not play royalty in the hit British television crime series Prime Suspect, though she does rule there as a queen bee. But over a long career on stage and screens large and small, Helen Mirren, who plays the spiky policewoman, has enacted a raft of bloody Queens, one of whom won her a richly deserved Oscar and swelled her already solid cachet with royalty-loving American audiences. From her early days in Britain’s National Youth Theater, where her Cleopatra attracted agents’ attention, Mirren has propped up a cottage industry of royals wielding power, libido, and bags of lavishly costumed panache. She played the fourth and, mercifully, final wife of Malcolm McDowell in the ill-starred Caligula (1979). Bewigged and brocaded, she appeared opposite Nigel Hawthorne as Queen Charlotte, the devoted 18th-century consort who tried to keep her demented husband on the throne in The Madness of King George (1994). She drew rave notices for her Elizabeth I in the television miniseries of the same name, and as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan’s 2013 stage play The Audience, which imagines the weekly conversations between Her Royal Majesty and a fleet of Prime Ministers, all of whom she outlasted. And lest you think she’s done playing monarchs, Mirren is prepping to star as Catherine the Great in an upcoming HBO/Sky miniseries. That’s a pretty pedigreed franchise for an actress who has played more than her share of gangster’s molls, and even there she oozed her own brand of tarnished nobility.