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 23rd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Tonight, the German/French culture channel Arte will broadcast “The Queen” as part of their Summer program dedicated to the British monarchy. After the film, a new documentary airs, entitled “Es war einmal… The Queen” (“One upon a time… The Queen), which chronicles the making of the 2006 film and features interviews with director Stephen Frears, actors Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, as well as Peter Morgan, Alastair Campbell, Robert Lacey, Andy Harries and editor Lucia Zucchetti. Alongside these new interviews, lots of footage from the making of the film is used. It’s a wonderful documentary on one of Helen’s key roles of her career – the performance that put her on the spot as a world-renowned actress after years in the theatre and on television. The full program can be watched in the Arte Mediathek and tonight on Arte.