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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According to Deadline, the Berlin Film Festival today announced eight titles that have been added to its Berlinale Special program. The new crop of films includes Golda, starring Helen Mirren, Camille Cottin, and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Guy Nattiv from a screenplay by Nicholas Martin, the pic follows the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, former Israeli prime minister, faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Mirren stars as Meir. Jane Hooks and Michael Kuhn are producers on the pic. Embankment is handling sales.
Happy New Year, everybody! A big batch of additional promotional material for “1923” have been added to both the photo gallery and video archive, including new production stills, featurettes and clips from the series. A complete list of all added media can be found below.
Photo Gallery – Television Films & Series – 1923 – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Television Films & Series – 1923 – Screencaptures – Featurettes
Photo Gallery – Television Films & Series – 1923 – Posters & Key-Art
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923 – Must-See Moments (Episodes 1-3)
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923 – Clip 01
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923 – Featurettes
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923 – Television Spots
Ok, one last update before the Holidays. Screencaptures from the first episode of “1923”, titled aptly “1923” have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to KissThemGoodbye for posting them in the first place. Once again, Happy Holidays everybody 🙂
Jacob Dutton (Harrison Ford) quashes a dispute between cattle ranchers and sheep herders. Cara (Helen Mirren) informs Liz (Michelle Randolph) of the sacrifices of marrying into the Dutton family, while another Dutton finds himself far from home.
Photo Gallery – Television Films & Series – 1923 – Screencaptures – Episode 1: 1923
On a Friday full of surprises, Helen Mirren not only made her music video debut in Kendrick Lamar’s “Count Me Out”, she’s also narrating the teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” film. For the latter, it is not known yet if Mirren also narrates the film, which will star Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, and will premiere next Summer. In the former video, a visual for the “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” album cut, Helen is featured as Lamar’s therapist, with the two in session. She asks him about an interaction he had with a woman in a parking lot, where the woman accused Lamar of stealing her parking spot. Kendrick makes a joke and the two have a laugh about the incident before the therapist digs deeper, asking him why he texted her “I feel like I’m fallen” at 2 a.m. The Dave Free and Lamar-directed “Count Me Out” video then cuts to different scenes as he attempts to answer her question. Kendrick is seen in various settings: the desert, among a herd of goats, in the car, having drinks with friends—one of whom is Jack Dorsey—and more.
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Kendrick Lamar – Count Me Out (December 16, 2022)
Yes, that’s a real thing! 2022 marks the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition and establishes a dedicated ceremony separate from the Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been home to children’s and family programming categories. And in its inaugural year, Helen Mirren has been awarded in the category Best Host for Cartoon Network’s “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” (which, again, was a real thing). For her work on television, Mirren has received a whopping 11 nominations since 1992’s “Prime Suspect 2”, winning 4 times, for “Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness”, “The Passion of Ayn Rand”, “Elizabeth I.” and “Prime Suspect: The Last Act”. So, thanks to the Harry Potter Tournament, Helen Mirren is now a five-time Emmy Award winner. 🙂
We’re only one week away from next Sunday’s premiere of “1923: A Yellowstone Origin Story” and fortunately the marketing for the series is not slowing down. While we’re crossing our fingers for more additional interviews next week, a nice batch of videos from the Los Angeles and Las Vegas premieres, as well as a first featurette, have been added to the video archive. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below.
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923 – Season 1 – Featurette
Video Archive – News Segments – FOX5 Las Vegas (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Studio 10 (December 08, 2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! News (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Associated Press (2022)
It has been a big week for “1923” and its upcoming release on Paramount+ on December 18. Premieres for the first season of the “Yellowstone” spin-off were held in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with additional appearances made for a SAG/AFTRA conversation panel, yesterday. Pictures from all events have been added to the photo gallery.
“He’s fabulously hands-off. He presents the script, and it’s so extraordinary that you don’t want to change a word. You want to do it exactly as it’s written because it’s written with incredible precision but without being labored. To be able to be a part of a franchise in a world that is so singular on American television is very exciting. There’s nothing else quite like it.” (Helen Mirren on Taylor Sheridan, The Hollywood Reporter, December 02, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – “1923” Premiere (Las Vegas)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – “1923” SAG/AFTRA Conversation Panel
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – “1923” Premiere (Los Angeles)
L’Oréal Paris USA continues to celebrate and elevate the stories of extraordinary female non-profit leaders by announcing the 2022 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree and Karen T. Fondu Impact Award Winner on December 1 at a star-studded event at the Ebell of Los Angeles with Helen Mirren, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Aja Naomi King, Katherine Langford and more. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: You can now watch the complete ceremony on Youtube.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – L’Oreal Paris’ Women Of Worth Celebration
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 2022 – L’Oreal Paris’ Women Of Worth Celebration
The teaser trailer for the new “Yellowstone” prequel “1923,” starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, is here. The new original drama series is another “Yellowstone” origin story from Paramount+ centered around a new generation of Duttons. In the upcoming series, the family is led by patriarch Jacob Dutton (Ford) and his wife Cara Dutton (Mirren). Jacob is the brother of James Dutton, Tim McGraw’s “1883” character. In the teaser trailer, a voiceover states, “Violence has always haunted this family. It followed us from the Scottish Highlands to the slums of Dublin, and it followed us here. Where it doesn’t follow, we hunt it down. We seek it.” The series “will explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the Mountain West and the Duttons who call it home,” according to a press release.
Video Archive – Career Videos – 1923: A Yellowtone Origin Story – Teaser Trailer
In a series of pictures posted by Vanity Fair, the pair unveil their new series set at the Dutton ranch a century ago. In times of overwhelming change, tradition can be vital for survival. Knowing how things were done before, understanding what still works, and discarding what doesn’t can be a crucial part of moving forward. This is what brings Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren’s longtime frontier couple to the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch in the upcoming series 1923. Tradition—and unstoppable change. Set a century before Kevin Costner’s John Dutton III holds together his family’s sprawling Montana empire in America’s most popular TV show, the contemporary Yellowstone series, this latest spin-off from creator Taylor Sheridan explores what life was like for the second and third generation of Duttons to work that land. They find themselves turning back to the first generation for guidance. A lot has changed in the 40 years since James and Margaret Dutton (played by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in the predecessor series, 1883) brought their family to this territory. Exactly what became of them by the time of 1923 is a mystery the show will reveal, but suffice to say their children, now in their late 30s and 40s, and grandchildren, now in their 20s, have come to rely on a new matriarch and patriarch as they confront the rise of mechanization, the growth of local government, and competition for resources from other ranchers. Their father’s brother, Jacob Dutton (Ford), and his wife, Cara (Mirren), now lead the family. The complete article can be read over at Vanity Fair. Helen’s promotional images can be found in the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – 1923: A Yellowtone Origin Story – Promotional Stills