Welcome to The Helen Mirren Archives, your premiere web resource on the British actress. Best known for her performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, "Prime Suspect" and her Oscar-winning role in "The Queen", Helen Mirren is one of the world's most eminent actors today. This unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, photos and videos on her past and present projects. Enjoy your stay.
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Helen Mirren’s third year at the National Youth Theatre proved to be her’s most successul, with the leading part in “Antony and Cleopatra” – a performance that drew favorable reviews – an agent, and a first professional engagement. She left the National Youth Theatre and joined Braham Murray at the Century Theatre in Manchester for a season, appearing as Cathleen in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and as Gertrud in “The Ortolan”. Murray remembered giving Mirren her first job outside the NYT: “I had a phenomenal actress playing the lead, and indeed Helen Mirren in her first job. As a human being all the men were just going [starts panting], ‘Where has she come from?’. And she was a fantastic actress. Yeah, she’d already done youth theatre. She’d played Cleopatra and so on, she was just one of those people who knew how to do it and didn’t have to train or anything, she just did it.” (Theater Archive Project, November 05, 2009)