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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Yesterday, Helen Mirren introduced the four recipients of Honorary Oscars at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 8th Annual Governors Awards – British film editor Anne V Coates, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and actor Jackie Chan. Pictures from the event have been added with many thanks to Claudia. The video of Helen’s introduction can be watched above.
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced yesterday that Helen Mirren will host the ceremony on June 23 in Israel, honoring Itzhak Perlman, acclaimed violinist, educator, and champion of individuals with disabilities. The Genesis Prize, a yearly $1 million award to an extraordinary individual who has achieved great professional, philanthropic, and cultural success, will be presented to Perlman by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now in its third year, the prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” has been awarded to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2014) and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas (2015). While winning the prize is a lofty accomplishment in itself, the fact that the proceedings will be emceed by Dame Helen Mirren can be nothing but music to Perlman’s ears. “We are honored that Dame Helen Mirren, an actress of such talent and accomplishment, will host the 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony and help us celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of Itzhak Perlman,” said Stan Polovets, cofounder and chairman of the Genesis Prize Foundation. “Dame Mirren has been an outspoken supporter of Israel, and we look forward to the elegance and grace she will bring to the ceremony.”
On we go with video additions from awards ceremonies, covering her Cannes Film Festival wins in 1984 and 1995 as well as her numerous wins at the BAFTA Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Everything in between has been added as well. As always, click any of the previews below to launch all last added videos.
Yesterday, Helen Mirren took the stage in Hamburg, Germany, to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Goldene Kamera, Germany’s biggest honor for film, television, music and culture. This appearance was a bit of a surprise since I didn’t know she was announced as a recipient, so even better to see so many new pictures. Plus, the complete segment of her honor (introduced by German “Trumbo” co-star Christian Berkel, who played Otto Preminger) can be watched in the video archive. The speech, which has been dubbed in German but is still possible to be heard, featured some wonderful remarks on being an emigrant herself and thanking her German dubbing voice for giving half her performance.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 51st Annual Goldene Kamera – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 51st Annual Goldene Kamera – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 51st Annual Goldene Kamera – Screencaptures
Video Archive – Award Shows – 51st Annual Goldene Kamera (2016)
Helen Mirren has attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards yesterday as a triple nominee for Best Supporting Actress and Ensemble for “Trumbo” and Lead Actress for “Woman in Gold”. The trophies went to Alicia Vikander, Spotlight and Brie Larson. Still, what a great honor for last year’s work to be mentioned three times. Helen took the stage anyway, alongside Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane, to introduce the segment for “Trumbo”. Pictures from the red carpet and the show have been added to the photo gallery, with more to come. Edit: Hundreds of additional pictures plus two video clips from the ceremony and the arrivals have been added. Scroll down for a complete list.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – After-Party
Video Archive – Award Shows – 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Interview (2016)
Yesterday, Helen has attended the 21st Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards as a nominee for “Trumbo”. The Best Supporting Actress award went to Alicia Vikander. Pictures from the arrivals and the show have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Lindsey and Claudia for their contributions.
The National Film Academy has today announced the nominations for the 2nd annual National Film Awards 2016, and Helen Mirren has been named their recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rise of the Footsoldier II, Spectre, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Kingsman (The Secret Service), North v South, Macbeth, A Royal Night Out, Absolutely Anything go head to head to claim the Best British Film 2016. Helen has received a second nomination for Global Contribution to Motion Picture, alongside Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and basically every other big name working in Hollywood. Voting officially commences today (15/01/16 until the 25th of March 2016) with winners of each category announced at the star-studded National Film Awards 2016 awards ceremony taking place on the 31st of March 2016 and televised for broadcast on Sky Showcase.
The photo gallery has been updated once again with pictures from the arrivals, show, after-party as well as screencaptures from the broadcast. Also, video clips of the Best Supporting Actress segment and Helen and Gerard Butler’s presentation of the Foreign Language film category have been uploaded to the video archive, alongside three clips of NBC’s arrivals specials from 2016 to 2013.
Video Archive – Award Shows – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Interview (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Interview (2015)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Interview (2013)
The Golden Globes are handed out as we speak. The Best Supporting Actress award went to Kate Winslet for her performance in “Steve Jobs”. A first batch of pictures have been added to the photo gallery with more to come. Lots of additional pictures from the arrivals, show and after-party have been added.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Golden Globe Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Golden Globe Awards – After-Party
Happy New Year everybody! Hope you have enjoyed the Holidays. It’s January and Hollywood is getting ready for awards season. The first stop this year was yesterday’s Palms Springs International Film Festival. Helen Mirren was on hand to introduce “Trumbo” co-star Bryan Cranston, who has received the festival’s spotlight award. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.