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At Tuesday’s Cinema for Peace Gala at the 74th Berlin Film Festival, the honorary Dove of Cinema for Peace award was given to director Guy Nattiv and Helen Mirren for their joint work in the 2023 film “Golda”, the historical biopic Nattiv directed starring Mirren as renowned Israeli prime minister Golda Meir during the Yom Kippur War. It was a first for the award, given against the backdrop of rising antisemitism around the world following the Hamas attack of October 7, when terrorists killed some 1,200 people and abducted 253 to Gaza from Israel’s border communities. The award was presented to Nattiv and Mirren onstage in Berlin by 102-year-old Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander. “Golda” also won the main prize for Cinema for Peace, which it shared with “One Life” and “The Zone Of Interest”. Pictures from the gala have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 74th Berlin Film Festival – Cinema for Peace Gala
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.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 37th Annual American Cinematheque Awards
On Saturday, Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford attended the 76th Annual Directors Guild Awards. Hackford served as the president for the organization from 2009 and 2012. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 76th Annual Directors Guild Awards
On Friday, Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford were among the many famous faces invited to the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Soiree, where the casts of Oscar hopefuls such as “Oppenheimer” and “The Holdover” celebrated their ongoing awards season. A couple of pictures have been added to the photo gallery. P.S. If you ever wanted to see Dame Helen hang out with Snoop Dog, this is your day 🙂
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Soiree
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.
Happy New Year everybody. Helen Mirren, while spending the Holidays in Italy, was on hand on Thursday to attend a screening for “White Bird” at the Cinema Moderno in Tricase. While Lionsgate has moved the film’s release forward once again – this time a whopping 10 months to October 2024 – the history drama releases Italian cinemas this week. A couple of pictures from the premiere and some additional production stills have been added to the photo gallery. A compilation of Italian tv reports have been added as well.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – “White Bird” Screening at Cinema Moderno
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “White Bird” Tricase Screening (2024)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Antenna Sud (January 05, 2024)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia (January 05, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – White Bird – Production Stills
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)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2023 – Vanity Fair (Italy, December 29, 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.
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Harper Bazaar: Helen Mirren’s inside my beauty bag (2023)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2023 – Harper Bazaar: Inside my beauty bag…
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2023 – Session 16
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.
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.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Access (December 07, 2023)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala (2023)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access Access (December 07, 2023)