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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The BAFTAs were handed out yesterday, and Helen Mirren was among the attendees for a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William, BAFTA’s president, was in the audience with wife Kate Middleton. Mirren said: “Cinema at its best does what Her Majesty did effortlessly – bring us together and unite us through a story. Your Majesty, you were our nation’s leading star. “On behalf of BAFTA, thank you for all that you have done for our film and television industry.” “BAFTA’s relationship with Her Majesty was longstanding and BAFTA would not be what it is today without her loyal support,” she added. As we speak, Helen Mirren is in Berlin for the world-premiere of “Golda” – so, lots of updates will be following by the end of this week.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – 76th BAFTA Film Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – 76th BAFTA Film Awards – Screencaptures
Helen Mirren will lead the Queen’s commendation at the 76th annual film awards ceremony at London’s Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday. The Queen had a close association with the Academy that spanned 50 years and saw her donate and support initiatives, as well as attend many events over the years. In 1972, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh donated the profits from the documentary film Royal Family to the Society of Film and Television Arts (SFTA), which later became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta), for a new headquarters. The renaming of the organisation occurred during the official opening of the headquarters in 1976, which was conducted by the Queen, and remains the London home of Bafta five decades on. During her lifetime, the Queen was a patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Royal Variety Charity and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. William and Kate will be attending the ceremony for the first time in three years before meeting the winners and Rising Star Award nominees. Bafta’s chief executive Jane Millichip said: “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome so many nominees and film industry guests to the EE Bafta Film Awards on Sunday. “This year’s Awards are shaping up to be one of our most well attended on record, which is a ringing endorsement of the importance of British audiences to the global film industry, and Bafta’s role in bringing these incredible films and filmmakers to public attention. The EE Bafta Film Awards will be broadcast on 19 February at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
Yes, that’s a real thing! 2022 marks the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition and establishes a dedicated ceremony separate from the Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been home to children’s and family programming categories. And in its inaugural year, Helen Mirren has been awarded in the category Best Host for Cartoon Network’s “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” (which, again, was a real thing). For her work on television, Mirren has received a whopping 11 nominations since 1992’s “Prime Suspect 2”, winning 4 times, for “Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness”, “The Passion of Ayn Rand”, “Elizabeth I.” and “Prime Suspect: The Last Act”. So, thanks to the Harry Potter Tournament, Helen Mirren is now a five-time Emmy Award winner. 🙂
It seems Helen Mirren receives an honor for her contribution to her designated second home region in Italy every time she sets foot in Puglia for the Summer Holidays. On July 13, Helen received the Inaugural Hypogeum Prize by the association of the same name for her cultural contribution to the region of Presicce and Puglia. Pictures from the event have been added, alongside a news report from RAI and accompanying screencaptures. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Inaugural Hypogeum Prize
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – TGR Puglia (July 13, 2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – TGR Puglia (2022)
Lots of pictures from the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards’ red carpet, show and press room have been added to the photo gallery, alongside screencaptures from the broadcast and the various television interviews that have been previously added. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – Screen Actors Guild Awards Press Room (February 27, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – Entertainment Tonight (February 27, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – Extra (February 27, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – Access (February 27, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – E! Live from the Red Carpet (February 27, 2022)
Yesterday, Helen Mirren was honored at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony with the Lifetime Achievement Award, an accolade she says she owes to a personal mantra she lives by. “Lifetime Achievement, that sounds so grand. I supposed I’m still alive so by that measure, I’m eligible,” Mirren joked on stage to her fellow actors in the audience. “But honestly, any achievement that I’ve succeeded in is the result of my mantra, ‘Be on time and don’t be an ass.’” She said, “I’m simultaneously enormously proud, and yet I’m driven with the understanding that I absolutely do not deserve this. And there is this conflict that I believe you all understand: insecurity versus ego. That cocktail that I believe most actors sip in the evening as they contemplate the wonderful gift they received the moment they decided to become an actor.” Video clips from red carpet interviews, her acceptance speech and the press room have been added to the video archive. Please bear with me as I’m adding pictures to the photo gallery as time permits.
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Press Room (2022)
Video Archive – Award Shows – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Extra (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! Live from the Red Carpet (2022)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Winslet has been tapped to present Helen Mirren with the 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month. As previously announced, Mirren was chosen to receive the guild’s top honor at the Feb. 27 ceremony in recognition of her body of work, including her Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winning roles. The award is presented annually to “an actor who fosters the finest ideals of the acting profession.” The event will reunite Winslet and Mirren, who starred together in the 2016 film Collateral Beauty. Winslet, who received an Emmy last year for her starring role in Mare of Easttown and is nominated for a SAG Award for the same role, next stars in James Cameron’s Avatar sequel and in Ellen Kuras’ Lee, on which she also serves as a producer. The 28th annual SAG Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS. It also will be available to stream the following day on HBO Max.
Next month, Helen Mirren will receive the Life Achievement Award at the (most probably virtual) Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 27. In a special For Your Consideration issue, the guild’s official magazine is bestowing us with a wonderful cover story and article that features an outstanding new editorial of Helen. Have a look at the scans below.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – 2022 – SAG Aftra Digital Issue (USA, January 2022)
Helen Mirren is set to receive the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award, it was announced today. She will be recognized with the career-achievement honor during the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which is set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. In addition to her Oscar – for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, a performance that also earned her a SAG Award and BAFTA, she has three Emmys, a Tony, numerous BAFTA Awards and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2003. She has won five SAG Awards wins and received 13 nominations over the course of her career, making her the most decorated SAG Life Achievement Award winner according to SAG-AFTRA. In a statement Mirren said in part, “Since I was a young actor starting out, I have always been inspired by and learned from American screen acting, so this award is particularly meaningful for me.” Mirren is also the first recipient of this honor since the 2020 SAG Awards as the 2021 virtual show went without a Life Achievement honoree amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said:
Dame Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and luminous talent. Her work runs the gamut of characters from a not-so-retired CIA super-killer and a ruthless Russian spy handler to a Hungarian cleaning lady and the most exquisite Elizabeth II. She has set the bar very high for all actors and, in role after role, she exceeds even her own extraordinary performances. I’ve always felt a kinship with Helen. She’s the Queen of England and I’m the Queen of Queens. She won an Oscar and I’m left-hander of the year. It’s uncanny. And, it is my deep, personal honor to be the first to congratulate Helen as the 57th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Bravo, my dear!
Earlie today, Helen Mirren has been named Ambassador of the University of Salento during a press conference. Mirren said she was honored by the recognition and hopes to live up to the expectations and feels proud to be an ambassador of Italian culture around the world. The recognition was conceived by the University with a double purpose: To honor personalities from business, research and culture for their excellence in their daily commitment, and to promote the University’s initiatives at institutions, bodies and organizations. A bunch of official press photos have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Helen Mirren named Ambassador of Salento University