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.
on the web
A little late since “Trumbo” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the USA on February 16 already, but here are screencaptures of Helen’s performance as Hedda Hopper in Jay Roach’s biopic that garnered Bryan Cranston a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Mirren’s performance was nominated for a Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award earlier this year, only missing the Oscar nomiation 🙁 Besides the film, screencaptures from the featurette and making of have been added as well. Many thanks to Claudia.
Lots of new videos have been added today. On February 2nd, Helen appeared in a press junket for “Eye in the Sky”, which was featured on The Insider and Entertainment Tonight. On February 3, interviews on Channel 4 (very interesting, be sure to watch it) and the British morning show Lorraine have been aired. There’s also a new documentary on the history of the Roundabout Theater. And by now, I’m sure you’ve already seen Helen’s very funny Super Bowl Commercial. Enjoy the new videos.
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (February 03, 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Channel 4 (February 03, 2016)
Video Archive – TV Specials – Roundabout to Broadway (2016)
Video Archive – Career – Trumbo – Interview 03
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial (February 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – The Insider (February 02, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Lorraine (February 03, 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 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
Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Critics Choice Movie Awards for “Trumbo”. She shares the category with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). This is Helen’s third major nomination for “Trumbo” after receiving nods from both the Hollywood Foreign Press’ Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild. The Critics Choice Movie Awards will be handed out on January 17.
Once again, congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Trumbo”. She shares the category with Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). “Trumbo” received a second nomination for Bryan Cranston’s lead performance. This is Helen’s fourteenth nomination at the Golden Globes (with three previous wins for “Losing Chase”, “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen”). Now, with Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations under her belt, Helen is among the women considered for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 10, 2015.
Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving 3 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations this morning! Two nominations for “Trumbo” (as Best Supporting Actress and as part of the Best Ensemble) and one nomination for Best Actress for “Woman in Gold”. This is indeed a crowning achievement for a successful year. She shares the Lead Actress category with Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room) Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), the Supporting Actress category with Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) and the Ensemble category with Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight, The Big Short and Straight Outta Compton. The SAG Awards will be handed out on Saturday, January 30.
Yesterday, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Michael Stuhlbarg have attended the New York premiere for “Trumbo” at the MoMa. Additionally, on November 1, Helen has attended the Shakespeare Theatre Gala honoring director Julie Taymor. As quoted by The Washington Post, “Julie is a great director and a great friend. That’s why I wanted to be here,” Mirren said in a brief pre-dinner interview. “She was the first woman to direct me, and that meant very much to me.” Really? The first woman? “Well,” Mirren said, “the first woman to direct me in anything of that scope. And as a woman director, she has faced great adversity.” Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.
There’s no resting for Helen Mirren these days. After promoting “Woman in Gold” in Tokyo, she has returned to Beverly Hills this week for the premiere of “Trumbo” as well as the 29th Annual Israel Film Festival. Mirren, speaking of her love for Israel, shared her experience working on a Kibbutz and sleeping on the beach in Eilat while visiting the country in 1967. She further noted that Israel played a significant role in her career. “My visit to Israel is part of the building blocks that have made me into the actress that I am,” she said. “I think that through all the difficulties and all the pain that Israel has suffered in the past and will in the future, the great thing that Israel has is Israelis.” Pictures from all three events have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Trumbo” Premiere (Beverly Hills)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Trumbo” Press Conference (Beverly Hills)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 29th Annual Israel Film Festival – Opening Night
On Wednesday, “Trumbo” received a gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival. Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Helen Mirren were in attendance to promote the film. Pictures from the photocall, press conference and premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – “Trumbo” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – “Trumbo” Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – “Trumbo” Photocall