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Helen Mirren’s latest film “The Good Liar” has been released through digital retailers on January 21 and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD February 04, 2020. The thriller didn’t make much of an impact when it released theaters last November. While it’s not based on masterpiece material and although everything I could tell about the story would be a spoiler (there’s one good liar in the story, but who is it? There’s a 50/50 chance, you do the math), we shouldn’t undervalue the fact that Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen have never collaborated on a film project before, and director Bill Conden gives them two meaty characters to sink their teeth into. Over 1.600 screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery (with severe spoilers ahead), once again with many thanks to Mouza. Enjoy the updates.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Good Liar – Blu-Ray screencaptures
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.”
According to the Berlin International Film Festival’s official website, Helen Mirren will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the festival announced Wednesday. Mirren, who won the best actress Oscar and Golden Globe in 2007 for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears’ The Queen, will attend Berlin to receive her award Feb. 27, 2020. In addition, Berlin will screen a retrospective of Mirren’s films, including The Queen, The Long Good Friday (1980), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Last Station (2009) and The Good Liar (2019). “Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters — whether it’s Chris in Calendar Girls or Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” said Mariette Rissenbeek, executive director of the Berlinale. In addition to her film work — which has included Hollywood action franchises RED and The Fast and the Furious — Mirren is one of Britain’s most acclaimed theater actress and has won numerous honors for her stage performances, including Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards. In 2003, she was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to drama.
While “The Good Liar” received a rather lukewarm recognition from critics and moviegoers alike, it’s difficult to say how – or if – Helen Mirren will be recognized by award juries during the upcoming awards season. I’d say that, despite maybe a surprise nomination at the Golden Globes, there won’t be enough steam or campaigning for the film and Mirren’s performance to be part of the circus. AARP has raised the curtain on the nominations for its 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, with Netflix’s “The Two Popes” leading with seven mentions, followed by the streamer’s “The Irishman” and Sony’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” with six each. Helen Mirren has received a nomination as Best Actress. The AARP also set Tony Danza to host the January 11 ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Earlier this month, the group set Annette Bening to receive its AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.
Isabelle Huppert, Frankie
Helen Mirren, The Good Liar
Julianne Moore, Gloria Bell
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renée Zellweger, Judy
With the recent promotion for “The Good Liar”, many fantastic new and additional editorial pictures have been released. For a complete overview, have a look at the previews below.
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 16
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 15
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 14
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 12
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 09
Dame Helen Mirren greets me enthusiastically on the phone from New York City after a day of promotion for her latest thriller, The Good Liar, in anticipation of digitally featuring as Flaunt’s first Annual Icon. I’m over 3000 miles away in Manchester, England. The first thing Mirren wants to talk about is not her current film, nor her other high-profile role in HBO’s Catherine the Great which is currently airing, but Manchester—the city where she arrived as a young actress in 1965. Mirren eventually returned to the city 26-years-later for her life-changing, BAFTA and Emmy winning performance as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect. “I owe Manchester a great deal,” Mirren says fondly. “I had my very first professional job in Manchester and of course Prime Suspect came out of Manchester and it was filmed there too. I hold it very close to my heart.” For a time in the late 1960s, Manchester was a home-away-from-home for Mirren as she appeared in several Braham Murray-directed plays at the city’s Century Theatre. Her initial route in came via the UK’s Youth Theatre scheme where those without the means to afford astronomical drama school fees were supported into a career in the arts via a vocational route. “I was dying to go to RADA but I couldn’t,” Mirren says, sadly. Yet her talents were quickly spotted: months later she was hired by the Royal Shakespeare Company where she soon became one of the company’s most acclaimed actors. Eventually, Mirren appeared on prime-time British television where her gritty portrayal of the ambitious Tennison—one of the first female detective chief inspectors of the metropolitan police—changed her career forever: it changed the face of women on screen forever too. The complete article can be read over at Flaunt Magazine.
A couple more video interviews have been released over the last couple of days to promote the theatrical release of “The Good Liar” in the United States. Helen Mirren visited “Live with Kelly & Ryan” to talk about the film and joined Ian McKellen for a gondola ride at Central Park with CBS This Morning. Also, more press junket interviews have been added to the video archive. Screencaptures from most interviews have been added to the photo gallery as well.
Video Archive – Talkshows – Live with Kelly & Ryan (2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – CBS This Morning (2019)
A big batch of video clips have been added to the archive, compiling all of this week’s released press junket interviews from the promotional tour for “The Good Liar” in the United Kingdom as well as all the recent appearances and interviews in the United States. For a complete list of uploads, check out the full list below. Screencaptures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery as well. Enjoy! And don’t forget to see “The Good Liar” in UK theaters today.
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2019)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2019)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (2019)
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Good Liar – Press Junket Interview 03
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Good Liar – Press Junket Interview 02
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Good Liar – Press Junket Interview 01
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Good Liar – Featurette
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Buzzfeed – Two Truths And A Lie With Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen (2019)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Helen Mirren texts with theSkimm (2019)
On Wednesday, Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen participated in an extensive press tour in New York to promote the theatrical release of “The Good Liar”. Check out the next update for many new video clips, news segments and talkshow appearances. But first, pictures from the New York premiere have been added to the photo gallery, alongside even more pictures from the film’s New York press conference, tapings of “The Today Show”, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and an visit to “Fractured Worlds: The Art of Death Stranding”.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – “The Good Liar” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Taping of “The Today Show”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – “The Good Liar” Press Conference (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Fractured Worlds: The Art of Death Stranding
To promote their new film, the actors took to the Broadway stage, and the cast turned their cheeky banter into an impromptu love song. “We are so outside of our comfort zones,” Helen Mirren was saying as she sat with Ian McKellen onstage at the Booth Theater on Sunday night. The two are no strangers to the New York stage; Mirren, 74, and McKellen, 80, played opposite each other in a Broadway production of “Dance of Death” in 2001. But this time, they were the surprise guests at “Freestyle Love Supreme,” the improvisational hip-hop comedy show that was co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The esteemed British actors, co-stars in the forthcoming film “The Good Liar,” didn’t rap; instead, they were interviewed by the show’s M.C., Anthony Veneziale, about their personal and professional camaraderie, and the result was turned into an impromptu love song by the regular cast onstage. The fact that “Helen” and “McKellen” rhyme was not lost on the rappers. A complete bit on the evening can be read over at The New York Times, while pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – “Freestyle Love Supreme” Broadway Visit