Jan 15

Dame Helen Mirren and Olivia Colman have landed new roles as endangered sea turtles in a film aimed at raising awareness of the crisis facing the world’s oceans. The stars, both famous for playing the Queen, voice the parts for Turtle Journey, made by Wallace And Gromit creators Aardman in collaboration with Greenpeace. The animated short depicts a family of turtles facing oil drilling, plastic pollution and industrial fishing as they try to get home. Dame Helen, who plays the family’s grandmother, expressed sadness that her generation would leave future ones a damaged planet “which has already lost so much of the biodiversity that makes it special”. “During my lifetime, I’ve seen nature being destroyed on an unimaginable scale by human activity,” Dame Helen said. “However, we have a chance to do something now and leave a legacy of properly protected oceans to all the people who come after us. “We can’t bring back what we’ve already lost, but we can protect what we still have. I hope this film will help to make more people realise the ocean is worth protecting, and inspires us to act before it’s too late.” Greenpeace has released the short film as part of its push for a new Global Ocean Treaty at the UN summit and the publication of its report Turtles Under Threat.

Jan 11

Deadline has a first look at Oscar-winning duo Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren in Roger Michell’s art heist comedy The Duke. As we revealed back in October, the heavyweight Brit acting duo are leading the cast of the film based on the true story of 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton who, in 1961, stole a Goya painting from the National Gallery in London. Bunton sent a ransom note saying he would only return the picture on condition that the UK government agreed to provide free TV for the elderly. However, it turned out he was spinning a web of lies, with the full story not emerging for another 50 years. The incident was the first, and still only, theft in the National Gallery’s history. Fionn Whitehead and Matthew Goode are also in the cast. The script was written by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Clive Coleman and the film is produced by Nicky Bentham (Moon) of Neon Films. Backing came from Ingenious Media and Screen Yorkshire. Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and is handling sales for the rest of the world.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Duke – Promotional Stills

Jan 06

Yesterday, Helen Mirren made her first appearance for 2020 at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Unfortunately, she didn’t win for “Catherine the Great” – the Golden Globe went to Olivia Colman for “The Crown”, so at least the awards stays in the “Queen” family. Nevertheless, Helen took the stage with Antonio Banderas to present the award for Best Director to fellow Brit Sam Mendes. Pictures from the arrivals, show and after-party have been added to the photo gallery. Two red carpet interviews from Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight have been added to the video archive as well.

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Photo Gallery – Television Appearances Access Hollywood (January 05, 2020)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances Entertainment Tonight (January 05, 2020)

Jan 03

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the thriller The Good Liar through digital retailers Jan. 21, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Feb. 4. Directed by Bill Condon, the film features acclaimed actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen on screen together for the first time. McKellen plays a con man who sets his sights on a recently widowed woman (Mirren) worth millions of dollars. The cast also includes Russell Tovey and Jim Carter. The film earned $16.8 million at the domestic box office. The Blu-ray and DVD will include more than 12 minutes of deleted scenes. The Blu-ray will also include the featurette “A Perfect Match: Inside The Good Liar.”

Dec 19

Screencaptures of Helen’s cameo appearance in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” have been added to the photo gallery. You can browse them or revisit the previous added screencaptures from the making of and on-set interview. We’ll get to see even more Queenie Shaw soon when the trailer for the upcoming “Fast and Furious 9” will be released January 31, 2019. A live concert featuring Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Ozuna, and Ludacris will be held in Miami, Florida on January 31. Cast members will also be attending the event. The trailer for Fast and Furious 9 will be released at the event. The returning cast members of the film include Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Helen Mirren, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Charlize Theron. While, John Cena and Finn Cole will be newcomers in the movie. Fast and Furious 9 is set to premiere on May 22, 2020.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Interview Screencaptures