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.
  March 1st, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Save the best for last, this March we spotlight the “Prime Suspect” series, one of the greatest achievements in Helen’s career. From 1991 to 2006, she portrayed Det. Supt. Jane Tennison in seven programmes that were as gritty, suspenseful and controversial as a television crime show can get. It gave Helen the role of a lifetime that became an iconic part of British television. Today we start with the first Prime Suspect, which I consider still the very best. To learn more about the show, visit the career page. Stills, promotionals and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Eight clips have been added to the video archive.