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.
  July 29th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

It seems that all f-bombs have been used on talkshows, so that even a p-bomb, if there’s such a thing, makes it for daily news. Yesterday, Helen has been a guest on Good Morning Britain for quite an entertaining interview. First, Mirren hit back at the hosts remarks on turning 70. “Why do you say that like that? ‘Oh my god, she’s 70! How can anybody be 70?” Because we can’t believe it, you don’t look 70,” co-host Ben Shephard cut-in. “Yes I do, I look 70 with a lot of makeup on and nice hair. I do totally look 70,” Helen responded. Things got worse when Helen recounted a story of camping with Liam Neeson in the 1980s. “We’re camping in this tiny tent, all six-foot-four of Liam and me and we camp in this field, and it pissed with rain non stop for like three days.” Her utterance of the word “pissed” immediately caused the presenters to panic as Shephard replied, “Oh. We should apologize. We can’t say things like that first thing in the morning…one of those moments when you put your foot in your mouth. Apologies.” While Helen initially apologized and quickly rephrased her words (“it rained a lot”), the Tony-award winner then asked, “Why can’t you say that? It’s not very rude.” “Can we have that debate another time, otherwise we’ll get fired. You might be the Queen but you can’t save us,” Garraway replied as Mirren vowed to “shut my mouth.” You can watch the full clip in the video archive. Stills from the taping and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.