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.
Today we cover the made-for-television drama “Losing Chase”, Kevin Bacon’s directorial debut that won Helen Mirren her first Golden Globe in 1997. To learn more about its story and the making of “Losing Chase”, visit the career page. Production stills, promotional shots and screencaptures have been added to the gallery. A trailer and three clips can be found in the video archive.
The first stage spotlight has been added. In 1994, Helen Mirren and John Hurt performed Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” at the West End to critical acclaim. Helen reprised the role of Natalya Petrovna a year later as her Broadway debut. To learn more about the play and its history, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals and rehearsal pictures have been added to the gallery.
With our next movie spotlight we sail to 1979 and “S.O.S Titanic”, originally a two-part television drama by ABC and EMI on the doomed 1912 voyage. Starring David Janssen, Cloris Leachman and Susan Saint James, Helen can be seen in a supporting role as the real-life First Class stewardess Mary Sloan. To learn more about the film, please visit the career page. Production stills and screencaptures have been added to the gallery and three video clips can be found in the video archive.
For the next movie spotlight, I’ve chosen the fairly recent “Phil Spector”, HBO’s controversial account on Phil Spector’s first trial. The film, directed by David Mamet and starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, was recently nominated for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards. You can read more about the film and its making on the career page. Production stills, on-set pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery and seven clips, including a featurette and scenes, can be watched in the video archive. Have you watched “Phil Spector”? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
The second movie spotlight is “Heavenly Pursuits”. The 1986 romantic comedy stars Tom Conti as a teacher who’s confronted with miraculous events while his school is in desperate search for two blessings in order to receive a sainthood. You can read more about the film and its making on the career page. Production stills and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery and five clips can be watched in the video archive.