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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Feb
14
2023

Screencaptures from the sixth episodes of “1923” have been added to the photo gallery. The next episode airs on February 19, 2023. Many thanks to KissThemGoodbye for posting them in the first place.

In the wake of the tugboat crash, the next step in Spencer and Alexandra’s fate is revealed. Cara and McDowell begin hiring new Livestock Officers. Teonna covers her tracks.

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Feb
14
2023

Promotion on “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” is slowly starting once again, and Den of Geek is hosting a special with new pictures and interviews on their site: Crafting brand new villains for a superhero movie extravaganza like Shazam: Fury of the Gods is no easy feat. But in the highly-anticipated sequel, director David F. Sandberg enlisted three Hollywood icons to bring these original antagonists to life. Looking to the mythological origins of the hero Shazam, Sandberg and writers Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan introduce the Daughters of Atlas; Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and Anthea (Rachel Zegler), who are less than happy to have seen their father’s powers stolen by the titular superhero. For Sandberg, it was a logical choice. “It was just such a cool idea,” the director tells us. “If those powers came from these gods, what if they were actually taken from them? What if they didn’t want to give up their powers and now they’re coming to Earth to take them back and they’re pissed off about it?” It’s an intriguing prospect and one that excited Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. So how does a Dame prepare to play a god like Hespera? “It’s very interesting because no human psychology can come into it,” Mirren shares. “You have to take yourself away from senses of morality or senses of desire or all of the things that you normally would be investigating in a character. You just have to say no, none of that comes into it.” The complete interview can be read here.

Feb
10
2023

Universal Pictures on Friday debuted the new trailer to “Fast X,” the penultimate movie in the “Fast and the Furious” saga. The action packed trailer shows off series newcomers Brie Larson, Alan Richtson and Daniela Melchior, as well as anticipated returns by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, Helen Mirren as his mom Magdalene and Charlize Theron’s baddie Cipher. The coming attraction also teases a start to where it all began: a climactic street race between Dom, Dante and the Toretto clan. “We raced for respect,” Dom says of the past. “Today I race to stop the bloodbath.” “Fast X” races into theaters May 19.

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Feb
06
2023

Screencaptures from the fifth episodes of “1923” have been added to the photo gallery. The next episode airs on February 12, 2023. Many thanks to KissThemGoodbye for posting them in the first place.

Spencer and Alexandra begin their long journey back to Montana. Banner and Whitfield plot their next move to control the valley. Teanna goes to great lengths to secure her freedom and safety.

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Feb
03
2023

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount+ is continuing its Dutton family origin story. The streamer has renewed Yellowstone prequel 1923 for a second season after the drama’s record-breaking first season, where the premiere became the most watched series premiere on cable in 2022. The newest installment in the family’s origin story takes place in the early 20th century “when pandemics historic drought, and the end of Prohibition all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.” Ahead of 1923’s premiere, the show’s Oscar-nominated stars opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about what drew them to the TV series, and they both had the same answer: each other. “He says me. And I say exactly the same: Harrison,” said Mirren when asked about reuniting with her Mosquito Coast co-star more than 30 years later, this time on the small screen. “I think we’re both a bit more achey. We loved working together then, but we were very different. He was a huge movie star and I was sort of comparatively unknown. There was a big difference in our status,” adding, “I’ve caught up a little bit, luckily.”

Jan
27
2023

When the first Shazam! debuted in April 2019, it struck theaters like a bolt of lightning. Even in a crowded sea of superhero flicks, David F. Sandberg’s charming DC film stood out for being funny, fresh, and full of heart. With the sequel hitting theaters March 17, Warner Bros. has shared a new trailer for Fury of the Gods, teasing Levi’s return and the introduction of some very starry villains. To accompany the trailer’s release, Sandberg has also talked to Entertainment Weekly, giving us more insight on casting Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren as the villains in the film:

To play these devious daughters, Sandberg recruited some big names: Lucy Liu plays Kalypso, while Oscar winner Helen Mirren stars as her sister Hespera. “It was a dream to work with them,” the director says. “We aimed high when we cast the movie, and we got exactly what we wanted. They’re both so kickass. You kind of have an expectation, like, ‘Oh, it’s Dame Helen entering the set!'” Sandberg adds with a laugh. “But the first day she came on, she’s like, ‘Yeah! We need more p—y power on set! We’re here now!’ and I was like, ‘Oh, okay!'”

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Jan
22
2023

Screencaptures from the second, third and fourth episodes of “1923” have been added to the photo gallery. The next episode airs on February 05, 2023. Many thanks to KissThemGoodbye for posting them in the first place.

Jacob and the Yellowstone cowboys save one of their own before deciding their next move. Teonna continues to endure at the hands of Sister Mary. Cara and Emma discuss Elizabeth and Jack. Alexandra makes a bold decision. The Duttons realize the feud with the sheepherders is far from over. In the wake of the attack, Cara and the Duttons carefully plan heir next move. Spencer and Alexandra enjoy the pleasure of Zanzibar, unaware of what has happened back home. Banner Creighton seeks a powerful ally.

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Jan
14
2023

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.

Jan
09
2023

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.

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Dec
24
2022

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.

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