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.
  April 20th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Many thanks to Alvaro for sending in scans of Helen’s May 2018 cover story and article in the British Woman & Home. Much appreciated!

  April 14th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A little bit of everything has been added to the photo gallery this morning, from recent magazine covers to theatre pictures from the 60s! But in order: Helen graces the cover of the May 2018 issue of Woman & Home in the United Kingdom, which is on newsstands now. She has also been featured in the April 2018 issue of the Australian Mindfood magazine and in the March 2018 issue of Sweden’s Sondag magazine. A couple of fantastic additional editorial pictures have been added, as well as two teriffic finds of Helen’s very first steps on the stage. In 1965, after a well received debut as Cleopatra with the National Youth Theatre, Helen transmitted to Manchester’s Century Theatre and played her first professional roles under the direction of Braham Murray – in O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and in Michael Meyer’s “The Ortolan”. Pictures from both plays have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy your weekend!



Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, May 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Mindfood (Australia, April 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Sondag (Sweden, March 2018)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 05
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 08
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 11
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Theatre – 1965 – The Ortolan
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Theatre – 1965 – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

  April 8th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

As previously reported, Helen Mirren will receive this year’s Chaplin Award from the The Film Society of Lincoln Center. For the April 30 event, they have launched a trailer with a first look at the ceremony’s presenters, including Morgan Freeman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vin Diesel, Jeremy Irons, Julie Taymor and Taylor Hackford: A beloved figure of stage, screen, and television, Mirren has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances in a career spanning more than fifty years. The annual event will be attended by a host of notable guests and presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award. The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s largest annual fundraiser, and aids us in our mission to support the art and craft of cinema and enrich film culture via year-round programming; our education initiatives; Film Comment magazine; our Artist, Critics, and Industry academies; and much more. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the gala, please check out their website.

  March 13th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The award-winning actors who last starred on Broadway’s “Dance of Death” in 2001, have been cast the film adaptation of Nicholas Searle’s novel. The thriller will be directed by Bill Condon and produced by New Line Cinema. The film reunites actor Ian McKellen with director Condon: their collaboration in 1998, on the period piece Gods and Monsters, earned each of them an Oscar nomination. They worked together again in 2015 on Mr. Holmes. (Condon most recently helmed Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast.) The Good Liar features con artist Roy Courtnay (played by McKellen), who meets a well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (played by Helen Mirren) online. Roy finds himself genuinely caring about her, which hampers his intention of a straightforward swindle. New Line acquired rights to the book two years ago, just after Searle’s debut was published in the U.S. by HarperCollins. Searle worked on his novel during a six-month online writing course in July 2014; the novel was finished and published in early 2016. Jeffrey Hatcher wrote the adapted script; Greg Yolen and Condon are producing.

  March 10th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen has had a busy week since Sunday’s Academy Awards. Not only did she pick up L’Oreal’s Women of Worth award in Toronto, Canada – she also continued the promotional tour for “The Leisure Seeker”, which was released in US theaters on Friday. All clips have been added to the video archive while screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery. Enjoy watching!


Related Media:

Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Breakfast Television Toronto (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – KTLA 5 Morning News (2018)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – L’Oreal Paris Commercial (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Jimmy Kimmel Live (2018)