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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Here comes a real treat for the archives. Helen Mirren’s career will always be related to The Queen, or several queens. After all, these performances have won her the triple crown of acting – an Emmy for “Elizabeth I.”, the Oscar for “The Queen” and, most recently, the Tony Award for “The Audience” – a fictional recount of The Queen’s meetings with the Prime Ministers during her reign. Stage performances are almost impossible to find, so it’s a wonderful exception to the rule that the National Theater has broadcast and streamed various performance in the past years, including “The Audience”. Over 1.000 screencaptures from the National Theater taping have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy.
This morning, Helen Mirren stopped by on her way to Cannes Film Festival to talk to Lorraine about why she’s going to be playing the Queen once again in a special production of The Audience. The full interview segment as well as screencaptures have been added to the video and photo archives.
Congratulations to Helen Mirren for winning the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for “The Audience”. This is the icing on the cake of an already astonishing season. Helen now joins the ranks of a selected group of actors to have won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. Now, to become an EGOT, only a Grammy is missing – so, fingers crossed for an “Audience” audiobook 🙂 Pictures from the arrivals, show and press room have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Claudia for some great contributions. A segment of her acceptance speech has been added to the video archive.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 69th Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 69th Annual Tony Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 69th Annual Tony Awards – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 69th Annual Tony Awards – Press Room
The 69th Annual Tony Awards are taking place tonight. Helen Mirren is nominated as Best Actress in a Play for “The Audience”, and many outlets are predicting her to win. As Vulture writes, “Who will deny the Queen of England a Tony Award to go with her Oscar?” A Tony win would mean a triple crown for Mirren, joining the ranks of actors who have won an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. In anticipation of tonight’s ceremony, clips of Helen’s previous Tony appearances – including nominations for 1995’s A Month in the Country and for 2001’s Dance of Death – have been added to the video archive. Look at the coincidence at the 2002 awards ceremony with the award being presented by Helen’s former partner, Liam Neeson and his wife, the late Natasha Richardson, who also happened to be Helen’s co-star in “The Comfort of Strangers”.
Video Archive – Award Shows – 64th Annual Tony Awards (2010)
Video Archive – Award Shows – 58th Annual Tony Awards (2004)
Video Archive – Award Shows – 56th Annual Tony Awards (2002)
Video Archive – Award Shows – 49th Annual Tony Awards (1995)
Helen’s a winner these days, picking up an Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Play, as well as the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award as Favorite Actress in a Play, both for “The Audience”. Let’s hope this is the road to the Tonys 🙂 Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery. And just in time for her current success on Broadway, Helen’s theatre work will be spotlighted and updated throughout the next weeks.
Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for “The Audience”. She shares the category with Geneva Carr (Hand to God), Elisabeth Moss (The Heidi Chronicles), Carey Mulligan (Skylight) and Ruth Wilson (Constellations). “The Audience” has received a total of three nominations, including Richard McCabe for Best Actor in a Play and Bob Crowley for Best Costume Design of a Play. This is Helen’s third Tony Award nomination – for her third Broadway play. She has received previous nominations for “A Month in the Country” in 1995 and for “Dance of Death” in 2002. So maybe third’s the lucky charm. The Tony Awards are handed out during a live ceremony on June 7, 2015.
Helen Mirren received the royal treatment at this Sunday’s opening night of “The Audience” on Broadway. A compilation of the (very positive) press reviews will follow. For now, pictures from the curtain call and the opening night have been added to the photo gallery.
A batch of wonderful production stills from the Broadway run of “The Audience” have been added to the photo gallery. Opening Night is this Sunday, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). BroadwayWorld has new shots of the company onstage below! In addition to Helen Mirren, the cast for The Audience includes Dylan Baker, Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Judith Ivey, Dakin Matthews, Richard McCabe, Rod McLachlan, Rufus Wright and Anthony Cochrane.
Yesterday, Helen has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the Broadway opening of “The Audience”. Watch the clip in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
On Sunday, CBS’ Sunday Morning ran a profile on Helen Mirren and the Broadway opening of “The Audience”. The programme featured a couple of scenes from the West End run of the play and included an interview with Helen, on the play, Shakespeare, and – inevitably – the old Parkinson interview. The full segment can be watched in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.