Jun 06
2021

This past week, lots of articles and interviews have been released to report on the release of “Solos” earlier this month and “F9” later this month. Helen has been quite vocal about both projects and we are being blessed with 4 cover stories from Woman & Home, Woman’s Weekly, Yours and the United Kingdom edition of Reader’s Digest. For a complete look at all added scans, have a look at the list below. Enjoy reading.



Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, July 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, June 07, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Yours (United Kingdom, June 01, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New York Daily News (United States, May 20, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Reader’s Digest (United Kingdom, May 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman (United Kingdom, February 2021)

May 24
2021

Solos, Amazon’s newly launched sci-fi series, is unlike anything else on the small screen. Creator David Weil’s vision of the future unfolds via episodes that focus and feature a single performer. Familiar faces like Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, and Constance Wu monologue through stylized sequences that combine to form an overarching narrative. While we’re used to seeing actors command the stage by themselves on Broadway, most television shows and films rely on a cast of characters. This stripped-down version of storytelling offers a new level of intimacy for audiences, but it’s just as exciting for the performers. “Anything that shakes up the format is interesting, isn’t it?” shared Mirren via Zoom. “At first, I thought, oh, it’s a monologue, it’s just too much work. I don’t know if I’ll be good enough, but then I read the script, and I thought, this is such a beautiful piece of writing. There’s such sensibility and understanding of a certain sort of woman, one who is very recognizable.” It’s hard to imagine an acting scenario where Mirren wouldn’t be up to snuff. As one of cinema’s most versatile stars, she’s played everyone from Catherine the Great to a trained assassin with skill. Still, her Solo character, Peg, feels like a departure. Self-doubting and shy, she’s spent her life apologizing for existing, but when an opportunity to see the galaxy comes around, Peg decides to take a chance. Surprisingly, Mirren saw a bit of herself in the role. “When I read it, I thought, this is my apologetic, British side, and it drives my husband crazy because he’s American and doesn’t understand it at all,” she says. “I identified with Peg. That part of me is why I became an actor. Many actors are extremely shy people who can’t deal with the real world, but the way they [manage] is through performance. It gives them a portal through which they can engage.” The complete article can be read over at Vogue.

Dec 19
2020

It’s that time of the year again – only that this year has been very different from what we have known. I hope you and your loved ones have made it safe through the year and that you can enjoy the Christmas holiday and celebrate some positive things. To all the visitors, friends and contributors – have a Merry Christmas and a safe start into the new year. For the site’s last update of the year, I have compiled a batch of missing magazine scans, inlcuding some fantastic cover stories. A full list of updates is below, with many thanks to Alvaro for his contributions. See you all in 2021.


Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Vogue (Japan, September 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Weekender (United Kingdom, July 22, 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Woman (United Kingdom, June 01, 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Silver Digest (United Kingdom, December 2019)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brasil, November 19, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Hello! (United Kingdom, April 20, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Mail on Sunday Event (United Kingdom, March 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Herald Sun Weekend (Australia, July 05, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Metro (Canada, December 24, 2010)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Daily Mail Weekend (United Kingdom, September 08, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – ES Magazine (Spain, September 29, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Sunday Telegraph (United Kingdom, September 25, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, September 24, 2005)

Oct 03
2020

A couple of weeks/months ago I made a big magazine scans update to the photo gallery and completely forgot to make an update on it – so if you’ve found them by now, you can consider them exclusive finds 🙂 For everybody else, here’s a complete list of all added magazine scans from 1970 to 2020 – fifty years of articles, reviews, interviews and some great new cover stories.



Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Zwierciadlo Sens (Poland, May 2020)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (Australia, January 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, June 18, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Angel Resident (United States, March 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New Yorker (United States, April 16, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – People Magazine (United States, April 13, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guide (United Kingdom, March 13, 2013)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, October 02, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vanity Fair (United States, October 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Express (United Kingdom, September 24, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere Magazine (United States, July 1999)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Architectural Digest (United States, April 1998)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United States, September 19, 1996)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vanity Fair (United States, January 1995)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, March 06, 1995)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vanity Fair (United States, May 1994)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, May 16, 1994)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Observer (United Kingdom, February 16, 1994)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United Kingdom, February 22, 1993)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vanity Fair (United States, February 1992)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, April 23, 1990)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Sight and Sound (United Kingdom, October 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, November 18, 1985)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Film Review (United Kingdom, May 1985)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Starburst Magazine (United States, April 1985)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, December 29, 1984)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, December 19, 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Cinema (Germany, October 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere Magazine (France, September 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Newsweek (United States, April 13, 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Week (United Kingdom, September 27, 1980)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Sight and Sound (United Kingdom, Summer 1980)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New Musical Express (United Kingdom, August 1975)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio Times (United Kingdom, April 02, 1975)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio Times (United Kingdon, May 18, 1974)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sunday Times Magazine (United Kingdom, August 02, 1970)

Jul 26
2020

Helen Mirren turns 75 today (congratulations :-)) and The Guardian‘s Michael Billington has written a fantastic and most in-depth article to celebrate not only her birthday but her legacy: Who is Helen Mirren? Looking back over her career, as she hits 75, it is tempting to see her as two separate people. First, there was the outspoken young classical actor who fiercely resisted objectification, whether from newspapers (“Stratford’s very own sex queen” was a notorious Sunday Times headline) or TV chatshow hosts. Then came the mature Mirren with a gift for playing monarchs (Elizabeth I on TV, Elizabeth II on screen and stage), for picking up every award going, and for being a great dame associated with excellent causes. Among many, she is an ambassador for Women International. Yet I see no great gulf between the two Mirrens. Having followed her career for 50 years, several things strike me. One is that she has always been a dedicated, highly skilled actor. Another is that she is a perennial mix of the nomadic and the majestic: you don’t get to play Cleopatra, as she did for the National Youth Theatre when she was 20, without some inbuilt imperiousness. Indeed, one of my few brief encounters with her took place around that time, when I went to a party hosted by one of her Youth Theatre contemporaries. My abiding memory is of a self-possessed young woman who made many of the men at the party feel like boys (and I, for one, was five years older). Where does that confidence come from? You could argue that it is partly genetic. It is well-known that she was born Helen Mironoff and that her paternal grandfather was a Russian aristocrat who fought in the tsar’s army and who was negotiating an arms deal in Britain when he and his family were stranded by the 1917 revolution. The complete article can be read here.