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, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

There hasn’t been a Stage Sunday in a long time, and with the current promotion on Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard bringing “Macbeth” to the screen, let’s have a look at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1974 production of the play, starring Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren. To learn more about the play, visit the career page. Production stills and the theatrical programme have been added to the photo gallery.

  April 18th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Our next spotlight is the ill-fated “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”, Kevin Williamson’s 1999 high school thriller / soap opera. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures and on-set pictures have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer tv spots, b-roll, interview and four clips have been added to the video archive.

  April 17th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Helen Mirren is in talks to co-star with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara. Considered one of the great screenwriters of his time, Trumbo saw his career come to a halt when he was blacklisted after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee’s investigation of communist influences in the nation. He continued writing under pseudonyms and won two Academy Awards while blacklisted. He resumed his career under his own name after the blacklist effectively ended after 1960. His credits include “Roman Holiday” and “Spartacus.” No production date has been set and the film is still looking for a distributor.

  April 12th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

After covering Helen’s most recent work, let’s go some 42 years back, to Ken Russell’s “Savage Messiah”, in which Helen played a passionate suffragette. To learn more about the project, visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures and on-set pictures have been added to the gallery, and three clips, alongside its theatrical trailer have been added to the video archive.

  March 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s spotlight is a double pack as we cover both R.E.D. and R.E.D. 2. The comic adaptation features Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren as retired agens who reconnect for one last job. They reunite (minus Freeman) in the sequel to fight against nuclear weapons and Anthony Hopkins. The first one I enjoyed dearly, the second left me disappointed. To learn more about R.E.D., visit the career page. Stills and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the gallery, alongside lots of videos, including trailers, television spots, interviews and three clips, all to be found in the video archive video archive.


For more information on R.E.D. 2, visit the career page. The gallery has been updated with stills, Blu-Ray screencaptures as well as captures from the special features. Again, lots of video clips – including trailers, interviews, bloopers and deleted scenes, have been added to the video archive video archive. Additionally, there are clips from public appearances to promote both films, including the Comic Con and the premieres in New York, Los Angeles and London.