Aug 28
2019

All episodes of the four-part Sky original drama Catherine The Great have been confirmed to air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV on Thursday 3 October, with a linear playout at 9pm. Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as the iconic Russian Empress alongside Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the series follows the latter years of the Catherine The Great’s reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), amid a backdrop of scandal, intrigue and immense conflict. Unable to publicly marry, Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great European powers of the 18th Century. Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by BAFTA and Emmy® Award-winning Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine The Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from Sky and HBO’s global drama partnership, which to date has included The Young Pope and Chernobyl, which recently received 19 Emmy® Award nominations. Catherine The Great is one of many notable Sky commissions airing this year, as Sky continues to invest in original productions. Sky has recently committed to more than double its investment in original drama, comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Sky. Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe and is the creative home of Sky’s award-winning and much-loved Sky originals. The complete press release can be read over at Sky.

Aug 24
2019

Helen Mirren was a surprise guest at Friday’s Combate Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, applauding bantamweight champion Gustavo Lopez, who unleashed a right hook from hell to knock Joey Ruquet out on his feet, the challenger falling slowly to the canvas in a frightening manner just one minute, 45 seconds into the bout. Lopez retained his title with the vicious first-round KO in the main event. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Combate Tahoe – Lopez vs. Ruquet

Aug 24
2019

An all-star cast leads the electrifying action film, Anna, arriving on Digital September 10 and on 4K Ultra HD™ (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand September 24 from Summit. Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. An electrifying thrill ride unfolding with propulsive energy, startling twists and breathtaking action, Anna introduces Sasha Luss in the title role.

4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• “Dressing a Doll: Costumes of Anna” Featurette
• “Anatomy of a Scene: Restaurant Fight” Featurette
• “Unnesting a Russian Doll: Making Anna” Featurette
• “Constructing the Car Chase” Featurette

Aug 10
2019

Over the last couple of weeks I found quite some new material on last year’s “The Leisure Seeker”, so time for a proper update. While the film didn’t make a lasting impression with theatergoers due to its limited release, it has some kind of second-life since its DVD release. Videos and screencaptures from the making of and an interview with Helen and Donald Sutherland have been added, alongside additional production stills and on-set pictures. Also – I have no idea how this has passed by without any notice – Helen promoted the film’s release on The Today Show in January 2018. A full video and screencaptures from this appearance have been added as well. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s highly recommended.

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Video Archive – Talkshow Appearances – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Promotional Interview
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (Italy)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (United Kingdom)

Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Interview Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – Sex Please We’re Italian – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)

Aug 04
2019

Another batch of fantastic old pictures has been added to the photo gallery, ranging from 1988 to 2001. There are new production stills from the rehearsals for Arthur Miller’s “Two-Way Mirror” (1989), “Sex Please, We’re Italian” (1994) and “A Month in the Country” (1994), as well as public appearances from various ’90s events and award ceremonies. Among the highlight is a picture from the 1988 screening or “Cause Celebre” in Los Angeles and Helen’s appearances at the 1995 when she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for “The Madness of King George”. To launch all latest pictures, have a look at the complete list below. Many thanks to the wonderful Joan for contributing all pictures. Very appreciated!



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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2001 – 54th Annual BAFTA Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 51st Annual Emmy Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – Some Mothers Son Premiere (London)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – 67th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – 47th Annual BAFTA Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – Impact Pressure Group Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1988 – Cause Celebre Screening (Los Angeles)

Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – A Month in the Country – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – Sex Please We’re Italian – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – Two-Way Mirror – Production Stills