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.
Celebrating
10 years
on the web
Feb
16
2024

Helen Mirren was honored at the 37th annual American Cinematheque Awards on Thursday night, with a star-studded list of presenters on hand to celebrate the actress’ achievements both on screen and off. Harrison Ford, Vin Diesel, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough and Mirren’s husband Taylor Hackford toasted the star at the event, which is an annual fundraiser for the American Cinematheque that supports its programming at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Feliz and Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. A full article on the evening and the many famous guests can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 37th Annual American Cinematheque Awards

Jan
23
2024

It’s been a truly wild awards season for Helen Mirren with several projects for consideration that went into whole different directions. “1923” received little love for its first season, including a shutout at the Emmys (as they do with pretty much all of Taylor Sheridan’s shows) and a well-meaning though singular nomination at the Golden Globes for Helen Mirren. “Golda”, on the other hand, remained little seen and came at the possibly worst time to shine a light on Israel politics. Combined with warm but mediocre critics, the biopic went unnoticed in most countries and didn’t play a role during awards season at all. Then, throw in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Ensemble as well as yesterday’s, ahem, Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and you have what you may call recognition across the boards. So today’s Oscar nomination for Golda’s Make-Up & Hairstyling team comes as a nice surprise and closure for last year’s film season. The Academy Awards are handed out March 10, 2024.

Jan
22
2024

If we celebrate the good, let’s rise above the bad. Awards season isn’t all golden statues and gushing praise. Some movies are just stinkers, at least according to the 2024 Golden Raspberry Awards nominations, which provide a list of some of the organization’s picks for last year’s least noteworthy big screen bombs. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” wasn’t among those films praised in 2023 – now it’s among the five nominees for Worst Picture, sharing the category with “The Exorcist: Believer”, “Expend4bles”, “Meg 2: The Trench” and “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”. The film also received a nomination for Worst Screenplay. On the actresses’ side, Dame Helen Mirren is mentioned alongside Ana de Armas (Ghosted), Megan Fox (Johnny & Clyde), Salma Hayek (Magic Mike’s Last Dance) and Jennifer Lopez (The Mother). Fair enough, it’s Helen’ second nomination in this category after 2018’s “Winchester”, alongside an ensemble nomination in 2016 for “the entire cast of “once respected actors”.

Jan
10
2024

The Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced their nominations this morning. I’m sure many of us fans have crossed their fingers for either a television drama actress nomination for “1923” or maybe even a film actress nomination for “Golda”, or maybe both, or probably none – in the end it all came very different. Helen Mirren did indeed score a nomination, for her narration as part of the ensemble cast of “Barbie”. The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out on February 26, 2024, 8PM ET / 5PM PT, in a live ceremony to be streamed on Netflix.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Michael Cera (Allan)
Will Ferrell (Mattel CEO)
America Ferrera (Gloria)
Ryan Gosling (Ken)
Ariana Greenblatt (Sasha)
Kate McKinnon (Barbie)
Helen Mirren (Narrator)
Rhea Perlman (Ruth)
Issa Rae (Barbie)
Margot Robbie (Barbie)
Jan
08
2024

On Sunday, Helen Mirren was among the many famous attendees of the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards as a nominee in the Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama category for “1923”. The award went to Sarah Snook for “Succession”. A big batch of photos from the red carpet, the show and various after-parties have been added to the photo gallery.

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Dec
30
2023

A late Christmas surprise is coming our way from Vanity Fair Italy’s December 29 issue with Helen Mirren on the cover and an in-depth interview inside in which she dishes on the recent release of “Golda” and its time in recent history, the January release of “White Bird” (which has been pushed by its American distributor to October 2024) and enjoying the Italian life. A translated version can be found in the press archive with the cover being added to the photo gallery. Enjoy the additions and a Happy New Year to everybody.

I read many history books and it seems clear to me that horror has always been a constant in the human condition. What was Alexander the Great great for? For killing millions of innocents? And Stalin? I grew up in England with the troubles (the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, ed.) and I saw how these pseudo-racial conflicts can last indefinitely, unless truly excellent leaders are found. I believe, and perhaps I’m wrong, that if there were more women in politics things would be different. You know, seeing these summits with heads of state that are almost always all men makes me angry, frustrates and saddens me. I would like to see parties made up of half women, in every part of the world. (Helen Mirren, Vanity Fair Italy, December 29, 2023)

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Dec
16
2023

In a video published yesterday, Helen Mirren sat down with Harper’s Bazaar UK to chat through her beauty bag (or “swagger bag”, as she calls it) and her mission to tackle ageism in partnership with L’Oréal Paris, with whom she’s worked with since 2014. “I think what we need to tackle ageism in general, in our society, is to see more and more women in the world of politics, in the world of professions – doctors, lawyers, teachers – in the world of education, in the world of sciences,” says Mirren. “And not a 25-year-old woman, a 55- or 65-year-old woman. That’s what we need. We need those faces of authority, of success. There are many of them out there.” And whatever you do, don’t tell ever tell a woman she “looks good for her age”, she warns. “It’s patronising, it’s insulting, we hate that comment.” The video can be watched in the video archive, with screencaptures and a promotional still added to the photo gallery as well.

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Dec
15
2023

Helen Mirren might be the last person to expect in a commercial for Uber Eats – but the dame is there, and she delivers. She’s also in good company, as additional commercials feature Idris Elba and Michael Cera. Tapping into the actress’s poised roles on the big screen, the commercial shows Mirren having an inner monologue about what she should order. “Like ants, the people of the city scurried,” Mirren says in a distinguished tone while looking out the window. “Above them all, a Dame – ugh, Helen, you’re narrating again, you stupid sausage,” she interrupts herself, switching into a casual voice. “Oh, I’d love a sausage.” The commercial is accompanied by an interview in People, in which Helen “dishes” about kitchen mishaps and go-to takeout orders. Screencaptures from the clip and a promotional still have been added to the photo gallery.

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Dec
11
2023

Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama for “1923”. The seris was also nominated as Best Television Series – Drama. This is Helen’s 17th nominations at the Golden Globes. She won three times for “Losing Chase” in 1997, as well as for “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen” in 2007. The awards will be handed out on January 07, 2023, at the The Beverly Hilton.

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us)
Emma Stone (The Curse)
Helen Mirren (1923)
Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
Keri Russell (The Diplomat)
Sarah Snook (Succession)

Dec
09
2023

On Thursday, Helen Mirren presented Adele with the the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Gala in Los Angeles. As Mirren spoke to Adele’s star power at the event, she likened her first time hearing the six-time Grammy winner to when she first heard music legends like Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Pictures, screencaptures and videos from the event have been added to the archives.

You know, there are moments in life that you never forget and none more so when you first hear an artist and a song that’s truly different from anything that’s come before and really speaks to you. And I’ll never forget the first time I had that experience was when I heard Edith Piaf sing, and then when I heard Elvis Presley sing, and I had exactly the same reaction a few decades later. I think it was about 2008, maybe, when I heard Adele singing ‘Hometown Glory,’ and this shiver went down my back. That chill that comes just a few times in your life when you realize you are listening to a brilliant and game-changing artist. And I thought, wow, a goddess walks amongst us.

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