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
Nov
28
2015

Another decade has been added to the public appearances, covering 1980 to 1989. Lots of great images to be discovered. In the 1980s, Helen was still mostly known for her theatre work, a four-year relationship with Liam Neeson and a first try to make it in Hollywood (to lesser success than her British theatre work, except for meeting future husband Taylor Hackford). Have a look at Helen throughout the years by clicking any of the previews below. The next update will cover both the 1970s and 1960s and will complete the public appearances albums.



Nov
21
2015

Today, public appearances pictures from 1990 to 1999 have been added to the photo gallery. It’ll be difficult to put this decade in only a few sentences – Helen had her breakthrough with “Prime Suspect”, for which she received 3 consecutive BAFTA Awards and an Emmy, her first Oscar nomination for “The Madness of King George”, Tony nomination for “A Month in the Country”, a Golden Globe for “Losing Chase” and another Emmy for “The Passion of Ayn Rand”. To launch all new galleries, click any of the previews below. The 1980s will follow next, as I’m eager to finish the public appearances and start with the articles and scans (the last remaining part of the photo gallery to be added). Enjoy the new pictures.



Nov
16
2015

Pictures of Helen’s recent appearances at the New York pre-release screening of “Spectre” as well as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science’s 7th Annual Governors Awards have been added to the photo gallery. To launch the new pictures, simply click the previews below.


Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – AMPAS’ 7th Annual Governors Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Spectre” Pre-Release Screening (New York)

Nov
14
2015

“Woman in Gold” has kept Helen Mirren busy throughout the year – from its world-premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February to the most recent promotional tours in Italy and Japan for the film’s theatrical October release. It has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in most European countries. Blu-Ray screencaptures from both the film and the making of featurette have been added to the photo gallery.



Photo Gallery – Career – Woman in Gold – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Woman in Gold – Making Of Screencaptures

Nov
11
2015

As you can see, the public appearances pictures have been updated in big steps (basically because there less pictures from the early 2000s). Another batch, including public appearances from 2000 to 2002 have been added. With this update, the 2000s are complete. Next up will be the 90s, so check back soon.



Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2000
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2001
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002

Nov
09
2015

Pictures from all public appearances, ranging from 2003 to 2005, have been added to the photo gallery. These three years cover promotional tours for “Calendar Girls”, “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” as well as Taylor Hackford’s promotion for “Ray” and various Golden Globes, Emmys and Academy Awards appearances. To launch all last added pictures, click any of the previews below.



Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2004
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2005

Nov
08
2015

Pictures from all of 2006’s public appearanes have been added to the photo gallery. In 2006, Helen was busy promoting “The Queen” with premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York and at the Venice Film Festival, as well as “Elizabeth I.”, for which she picked up a Primetime Emmy Award. To launch all last added pictures, click any of the previews below.



Nov
04
2015

Yesterday, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Michael Stuhlbarg have attended the New York premiere for “Trumbo” at the MoMa. Additionally, on November 1, Helen has attended the Shakespeare Theatre Gala honoring director Julie Taymor. As quoted by The Washington Post, “Julie is a great director and a great friend. That’s why I wanted to be here,” Mirren said in a brief pre-dinner interview. “She was the first woman to direct me, and that meant very much to me.” Really? The first woman? “Well,” Mirren said, “the first woman to direct me in anything of that scope. And as a woman director, she has faced great adversity.” Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.


Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Trumbo” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – Shakespeare Theatre’s Gala Honoring Julie Taymor

Oct
31
2015

There’s no resting for Helen Mirren these days. After promoting “Woman in Gold” in Tokyo, she has returned to Beverly Hills this week for the premiere of “Trumbo” as well as the 29th Annual Israel Film Festival. Mirren, speaking of her love for Israel, shared her experience working on a Kibbutz and sleeping on the beach in Eilat while visiting the country in 1967. She further noted that Israel played a significant role in her career. “My visit to Israel is part of the building blocks that have made me into the actress that I am,” she said. “I think that through all the difficulties and all the pain that Israel has suffered in the past and will in the future, the great thing that Israel has is Israelis.” Pictures from all three events have been added to the photo gallery.



Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Trumbo” Premiere (Beverly Hills)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – “Trumbo” Press Conference (Beverly Hills)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 29th Annual Israel Film Festival – Opening Night

Oct
24
2015

The promotion tour for “Woman in Gold” continues with a trip to Tokyo, Japan. On October 22, Helen has attended the festival’s opening ceremony, as well as today’s screening of the film. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.