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 range of work has earned her the triple crown of acting - an Oscar for The Queen, a Tony for The Audience, numerous Emmys - including for her iconic performance in Prime Suspect - and an appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The Helen Mirren Archives chronicles Miss Mirren's life and career from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and video clips.
  April 8th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The first footage of Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Deckard (Jason Statham) and Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), has been released. In the few brief snippets, we first see Magdalene meet with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in a dimly-let bar. She asks him, “”And why do I think you’re about to suggest something very wicked, Mr. Toretto?” In the second snippet, she slaps her son, Deckard, and happily says: “There’s my boy!” Back in March 2015, Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) let it be known that her “great ambition” was to be in a part of the Fast and Furious franchise, because she thinks Diesel is brilliant and desperately wants to play a “mad driver.” Three months later, when asked about her comments, Diesel said he would be interested in getting her in the next film and described her as “amazing.” However, she didn’t officially become part of The Fate of the Furious until a year ago. “She came up to me at a party last year and said, ‘I want to be in Fast & Furious with you,’” Diesel told Total Film. “The script was [already] greenlit, but she told the right person because a week later she got written in.” The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters April 14, 2017.