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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Helen Mirren made a surprise appearance at this week’s CinemaCon alongside co-star Zachary Levy to promote the upcoming “Shazam! Fury of Gods” during the Warner Bros. Pictures panel. Initially slated to hit theatres in 2023, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has now finally settled on its 2022 release date of December 21, a recent shift of just a few days after having shared its previous December release date with the long-awaited Avatar 2. Much of what Shazam! Fury of the Gods holds in store for audiences in terms of storyline has been kept largely under wraps. However, it has been confirmed that Mirren and Lucy Liu will both make their DC debuts as the daughters of Atlas, Hespera and Kalypso. CinemaCon offered a number of exciting teases for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, including confirmation of its new release date. Attendees were shown a short piece of footage from the upcoming release, which confirmed the much-rumored appearance from Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, as well as offering a glimpse of Mirren as Hespera. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – CinemaCon – Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation
When Dame Helen Mirren learned she’d been chosen as the cover star of PEOPLE’s 2022 Beautiful Issue, “I was absolutely sort of gobstruck, as we say in England. I never considered myself ‘beautiful.’ And at my age! So I was amazed,” she says. It’s not a false play at modesty, she makes clear: “Don’t get me wrong – I love beauty and I love looking at beautiful things. But I don’t like the word beauty as it’s associated with the beauty industry – makeup and products, skincare and all the rest of it — because I think it excludes the vast majority of us who are not beautiful.” You can read the whole article over at People Magazine‘s website. Scans and a lenghty video interview conducted during the shoot can be found below.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – People Magazine (USA, May 09, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Helen Mirren for People Magazine (April 27, 2022)
On Tuesday, Helen Mirren was a guest on “The Today Show” to promote the limited theatrical release of “The Duke” in New York and Los Angeles on April 22.
Dame Helen Mirren joins Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager to talk about her new movie “The Duke,” where she plays the wife of a working class man accused of stealing Britain’s most famous painting. The Oscar winner reflects on her legendary career, sharing how she deals with acting anxieties. “I always have had profound insecurities, I think it’s one of the reasons I became an actor,” she says.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (2022)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2022 The Today Show (April 05, 2022)
Thank you for letting me burble on about my career,” Helen Mirren laughs self-deprecatingly, after looking back on her glittering body of work in the latest instalment of our video series, How I Got Here. Of course, the pleasure is all ours. As one of the most lauded, critically acclaimed and celebrated British actresses of the last century, her fans and peers alike remain fascinated and in awe of her five-decade long career spanning film, theatre and television. This was evident just recently at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild awards in February, at which Mirren was given the Life Achievement Award – voted for by her fellow actors – presented to her by Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. Mirren was inspired to become an actress after watching a local production of Hamlet as a teenager. “I’m sure the production was terrible, but Shakespeare, the story of Hamlet… it was a thriller to me,” she tells us. “I went back home and we had this huge book of Shakespeare. I went through it looking for characters I responded to. That was what led me into wanting to become an actress.” The complete interview and video can be watched over at Harper’s Bazaar.
As Variety writes, nothing can stop Chita Rivera! That was the message of the evening at Monday’s Roundabout Theatre Company Gala, which carried the moniker, “Paint the Town.” The celebration, held at New York City’s famous Ziegfeld Ballroom, celebrated three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera. Following opening remarks by Danny Burstein, artistic director and CEO of Roundabout Theater Todd Haimes took the stage and joked about the “rough two years” everyone has been through – especially when it comes to theater. With that, he passed the mic to a video message from Lin Manuel Miranda, who went on to introduce Helen Mirren. Fresh off her SAG honor, Mirren was eager to present The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The complete article on the evening can be read over at Variety. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 2022 – Roundabout Theatre Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Yesterday, Helen Mirren was honored at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony with the Lifetime Achievement Award, an accolade she says she owes to a personal mantra she lives by. “Lifetime Achievement, that sounds so grand. I supposed I’m still alive so by that measure, I’m eligible,” Mirren joked on stage to her fellow actors in the audience. “But honestly, any achievement that I’ve succeeded in is the result of my mantra, ‘Be on time and don’t be an ass.’” She said, “I’m simultaneously enormously proud, and yet I’m driven with the understanding that I absolutely do not deserve this. And there is this conflict that I believe you all understand: insecurity versus ego. That cocktail that I believe most actors sip in the evening as they contemplate the wonderful gift they received the moment they decided to become an actor.” Video clips from red carpet interviews, her acceptance speech and the press room have been added to the video archive. Please bear with me as I’m adding pictures to the photo gallery as time permits.
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Press Room (2022)
Video Archive – Award Shows – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Extra (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! Live from the Red Carpet (2022)
Even more magazine scans and cover stories from this week have been added to the photo gallery, including lenghty interviews in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and People Magazine and a cover story from the British Yours. All articles and interviews cover today’s theatrical release of “The Duke” in the United Kingdom and/or Helen Mirren’s Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, which she will receive this Sunday. For a complete list, check the previews below.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – In Style (USA, March 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – People Magazine (USA, February 28, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Yours (United Kingdom, February 23, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Variety (USA, February 23, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, February 23, 2022)
Today IFC announced the return of Documentary Now! for its 53rd season, quite the feat for such an artful and obscure series that’s actually in its 4th season. As Collider reports, the series, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, pays homage to the art of documentaries through farcical short films. The new season will consist of six new episodes, which are currently in production. The new episodes include Two Hairdressers in Bagglyport, an homage to fashion documentaries such as 3 Salons at the Seaside and The September Issue. The short will be a fly-on-the-wall look at a salon owner and her staff as they prepare their annual stylebook, How They Threw Rocks, a take on the sports documentary When We Were Kings, which will follow Craig Maes, a Welsh sportsman known as the “Field Rock” who competes in a 1974 bout titled “The Melon vs. The Felon,” and My Monkey Grifter, which draws inspiration from My Octopus Teacher, and follows a filmmaker who develops and intensely personal relationship with a monkey with devious motives. Documentary Now! has been nominated for six Emmys over the course of its run. The series debuted with rave reviews from critics both critics and audiences. The series soon became a fan favorite thanks to the series’ loving treatment of such beloved documentaries as Grey Gardens. Season 53 is currently in production and further casting announcements will be made soon. No premiere date has yet been set.
More pictures and videos from Tuesday’s premiere for “The Duke” have been added, including interviews with Helen Mirren on the red carpet. The same day, she and Jim Broadbent were guests on Graham Norton’s show alongside Adele, Golda Rosheuvel and George Ezra. You can find the full appearance in the video archive. Check the list below for all updates.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (2022)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “The Duke” London Premiere (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – 5 News (February 08, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – The Graham Norton Show (February 11, 2022)
On Tuesday, Helen Mirren participated on a virtual press junket to promote the television premiere of “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” on Cartoon Network, TBS, and HBO Max Nov. 28. Her interviews appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show and The Talk. Scroll down to find all clips in the video archive. While discussing her role as host of the Harry Potter-themed fan competition series, Mirren reflected on which house she thinks she would belong to if she were to attend the fictional magic academy. “If I had to choose, I’d probably choose Slytherin, because there’s a punkishness about Slytherin that appeals to me,” Mirren told People Magazine. “You know, the bad boys on the motorbikes kind of thing.” House Slytherin is home to a number of dark witches and wizards in the Harry Potter book and film series, including Bellatrix Lestrange and Draco Malfoy – as well as Lord Voldemort himself. In the TBS and Cartoon Network four-part special event premiering Sunday, Harry Potter fans will put their knowledge to the test and compete in an intense game of trivia based on the beloved franchise. The bracket-style competition will see players compete for their respective Hogwarts Houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin) in teams of three, with each House competing in four battles to answer an array of questions relating to the Harry Potter saga.
Video Archiv – Talkshows – The Talk (2021)
Video Archiv – Talkshows – The Today Show (2021)
Video Archiv – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2021)
Video Archiv – News Segments – Access Hollywood (2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearaces – The Talk (November 24, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearaces – The Today Show (November 23, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearaces – Entertainment Tonight (November 23, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearaces – Access Hollywood (November 23, 2021)