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.
  November 8th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Our next movie spotlight is Lindsay Anderson’s “O Lucky Man!” from 1973 – the follow-up to his successful “If…”, starring Malcolm McDowell. Helen, in only her fourth film role, plays McDowell’s carefree love interest. To learn more about the film, check the career page. Stills, screencaptures and posters have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, a featurette and three clips can be watched in the video archive.

  November 1st, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s spotlight is the 1985 television film “Coming Through”, focusing on D.H. Lawrence’s affair with the married Frieda von Richthofen Weekley. To learn more about the story behind the film, visit the career page. Production stills and screencaptures have been added to the gallery and three clips can be found in the video archive.

  October 27th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

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.

  October 20th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

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.

  October 17th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

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.