December 11th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Phil Spector” by the Screen Actors Guild. She shares the category with Helena Bonham Carter (Burtonand Taylor ), Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta), Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter (both for Top of the Lake). Al Pacino has received a Best Actor nomination for the film as well. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 18, 2014.

  December 8th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s the second entry for Stage Sunday – Helen’s performance in Tom Kempinski’s 1991 farce “Sex Please, We’re Italian”. I don’t mean to do a disaster weekend – but after reviewing “Caligula” on Friday, “Sex Please, We’re Italian” stands in line with projects gone bad. The New York Times called it “one of the most spectacularly unfunny evenings the London theater has seen in decades”. More information on the play and its background can be found on the career page, production stills, rehearsals pictures and the programme have been added to the gallery.

  December 6th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Sooner or later this film had to be covered as part of Helen’s career – so let’s get over with “Caligula”, the dreadful history/epic/porn starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren and Peter O’Toole. To learn more about this infamous disaster of a film, check the career page. Stills, promotionals and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, its promotional featurette (in which Helen sums up the film perfectly) and three clips can be watched in the video archive.

  November 22nd, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The next spotlight is a favorite of mine – the 1997 miniseries “Painted Lady”, in which Helen plays a has-been rock singer who is drawn into the world of illegal art trade in an effort to solve a murder mystery. To learn more about the series, check the career page. Stills, promotionals and almost 2.000 screencaptures have been added to the gallery. Six clips from both parts can be watched in the video archive.

  November 15th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today we cover “Red King White Knight”, a 1989 spy thriller from HBO, starring Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow and Helen Mirren. To learn more about the film, check the career page. Stills, screencaptures and some lovely promotionals have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, a featurette and three clips can be watched in the video archive.

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