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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AARP The Magazine is giving us an early Christmas present with a stunning cover story on Helen Mirren’s return to television with “1923”. The full article can be read on their website. An excerpt can be found below, alongside a fantastic video interview from the shoot. It’s the tail end of a sun-sparkled afternoon in Butte, Montana, and here I am in a windowless basement bar with — if you’ll excuse the expression — this dame I met a few minutes before. I was standing on the street outside the Miner’s Hotel, minding my own, when she pulled up in her car, looking a bit tiny behind the wheel. Then she whipped into this swift, effortless U-turn, settling without a hitch, nice and tight to the sidewalk. Oddly impressive. She pretty much jumped out of the car, and she seemed just a shade invigorated. “It’s extraordinary!” she told me later. “There’s no traffic! You can do a U-turn here in the middle of the road.” This dame, her name is Helen. Dame Helen Mirren. We shook hands right there on the street.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – AARP The Magazine (USA, December 2022)
It’s still some weeks until the Merry season, but Helen Mirren turns out to be a fitting testimonial for this year’s Christmas themed magazine covers. Both the British Woman’s Weekly and the Australian Mindfood have put Mirren on their Christmas covers. There’s also a new cover from the Hungarian Nok Lapjá and and article in the British Woman & Home (with many thanks to Joan for the contribution). Enjoy the new additions.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Mindfood (Australia, December 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, December 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Woman’s Weekly (United Kingdom, November 22, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Nok Lapjá (Hungary, October 2022)
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
Helen Mirren made an appearance at The American French Film Festival outside Paris on Wednesday evening, showing up to its annual awards ceremony with husband Taylor Hackford. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – The American French Film Festival Awards
While I was expecting a busy October for Helen Mirren, not much has happened. “Documentary Now!” has been released rather quietly – and “White Bird: A Wonder Story” hasn’t been released at all, it seems. The film was slated for a theatrical release on October 14, but it hasn’t been listed anywhere nor have there been any reviews. So, its release remains a mystery. At least, the archives are not going to run dry. I have added another batch of production stills from various film and television projects, as well as a new picture from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, one of Helen’s very first public appearances on the international stage, for the release of “O Lucky Man!”. Have a look at all updates below and enjoy your Sunday.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Good Liar – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous Projects – Comic Relief ’97 – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1996 – Tyson vs. Seldon Boxing Match
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Prime Suspect 2 – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Coming Through – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1973 – Cannes Film Festival – “O Lucky Man!” Photocall
Screencaptures and videos from recent and older appearances have been added to the archives – including PSAs for Italian causes that Helen Mirren promotes, television interviews for “The Good Liar” in 2019 and “The Queen” in 2006 and an appearance in a festival trailer for the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary in 2013. For a complete list of updates, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Save the Olives (2022)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Appeal to Save Torre Palane (2022)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – National Thank a Teacher Day (2022)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – The Israel Philharmonic Global Gala (2020)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – The Israel Philharmonic Global Gala Trailer (2020)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – CBS This Morning (2019)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – 48th KVIFF Official Festival Trailer (2013)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Access Hollywood (2006)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Save the Olives (2022)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – National Thank a Teacher Day (2022)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Appeal to Save Torre Palane (2022)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – The Israel Philharmonic Global Gala (2020)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – The Israel Philharmonic Global Gala Trailer (2020)
Video Archive – News Segments – CBS This Morning (2019)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – 48th KVIFF Official Festival Trailer (2013)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access Hollywood (2006)
There’s not much going on right now, which will surely change next month with the releases of “White Bird: A Wonder Story” and “Documentary Now!”. In the meantime, I went through my archives and have added additional pictures that are new to the site, including some wonderful new stills from “White Nights” and “Prime Suspect”, a new cover story from the promotional time of “The Queen” and a couple of new editorial pictures. Have a look at the list below for all latest additions. Enjoy your weekend.
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 05
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous Projects – Documentary Now! – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Express (United Kingdom, September 09, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1993 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Television Series – Prime Suspect – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Television Series – Prime Suspect – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Feature Films – White Nights – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – Teeth ‘n’ Smiles – Production Stills
IFC today announced “Documentary Now… and Forever!”, a week-long cinematic celebration pairing classic documentaries and the landmark series. The in-person, retrospective screening series will play at The IFC Center located in New York, NY, from Wednesday, September 14 through Tuesday, September 20. For fans who cannot make it to the in-person screenings, a curated selection of documentaries will also be available on AMC+, AMC Networks’ premium streaming destination, beginning the same day. Hosted again by Helen Mirren, the two-part season premiere episode, “Soldier of Illusion,” written by John Mulaney and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun, and August Diehl, was inspired by the Werner Herzog-focused documentary Burden of Dreams. In the early 1980s, a visionary German filmmaker (Skarsgård) tries to will his magnum opus into existence while working in the remote, punishing conditions of the Russian Ular mountains. Screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous Projects – Documentary Now! – Screencaptures – S53E01 – Soldier of Illusion
Helen Mirren was a special guest on last Wednesday’s “Luci nel bosco” festival in the wood-garden of Palazzo Baronale Serafini-Sauli in Tiggiano, in the heart of Salento, in the province of Lecce. Organized by Associazione Cinema del Reale, OfficinaVisioni and Big Sur with the contribution of the Municipality, Mirren told of the his love for Salento and the urgency to safeguard nature: “I grew up witnessing the phenomenon of consumerism and the consequences this has had on our society”, she said, “we are so lucky to be in Tiggiano, where the local administration and organizations such as Cinema del Reale they fight to defend the environment. I arrived here 16 years ago and I was able to immediately witness the growth of attention that not only in this country but in various municipalities of Salento is towards the environment. I think that each of us human beings, like animals, can instinctively understand the importance of protecting it. I have faith in young people. I think they can find methods, ways and ideas to preserve it more and more ”. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery (credit to Cinema del reale, Martina Leo).
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Luci nel bosco – Night of Cinema, Arts & Nature