An extensive chronology that features information, quotes and pictures on every year of Dame Helen Mirren's career.
Learn more about every film, theatre play and television series that Helen has done, ranging from 1965 to 2022.
Mirren in her own words: Interviews from the past seven decades, collected from all around the world.
Browse the largest collections of Helen Mirren photography, including appearances, stills and HD screencaptures.
From attending awards and talkshows to interviews and making ofs, the video archive features hundreds of clips.
Feb 16

Ahead of receivinf the SAG Life Achievement Award for her work, Helen Mirren talks to In Style and looks back on her 50-year career. “When you’re young, you don’t think about where you’ll be in your 70s. You can’t imagine it, really. You just go from day to day, month to month, year to year. But I was obsessive and completely one-dimensional about the fact that all I wanted to do was act. I didn’t want to get married; my private life was completely secondary to my professional life. There was never any question in my mind about that. I remember thinking it must be so incredible to have a script, go to the park, and learn your lines. That was my fantasy of being an actress — how unbelievable it would be if somebody employed me to learn lines. Of course, I eventually did have a script under my arm. And now I hate learning lines. [laughs]”

In the last 10 to 15 years, I’ve found I have a certain power [in choosing my roles]. The British TV show Prime Suspect started me on that trajectory, and I’ve produced some of the projects I’ve worked on since. But I much prefer when someone thinks of me for a part. I don’t like generating stuff for myself — the most fun roles are the ones that come out of left field. I also go back to do theater work every few years. That’s what keeps you on your toes, and I like to shake things up. I never want to be stuck.

The complete essay can be read over at the In Style website.

Jan 30

Next month, Helen Mirren will receive the Life Achievement Award at the (most probably virtual) Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 27. In a special For Your Consideration issue, the guild’s official magazine is bestowing us with a wonderful cover story and article that features an outstanding new editorial of Helen. Have a look at the scans below.

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Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – 2022 – SAG Aftra Digital Issue (USA, January 2022)

Oct 30

I have never heard of this magazine before, but we’re not going to complain about a great new cover story, do we? Scans from the December 2021 issue o the British Platinum magazine have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – Platinum (United Kingdom, December 2021)

Jul 13

A nice batch of additional magazine scans have been added to the photo gallery, ranging from May’s promotion of Amazon’s Solos to June’s press tour for “Fast & Furious 9”. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy reading.

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Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – My Weekly Special (United Kingdom, July 08, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – The New York Post (United States, June 25, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – What’s on TV (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – Gente (Italy, May 07, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – Closer Weekly (United States, April 21, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – People Magazine (United States, April 19, 2021)

Jun 28

According to Entertainment Weekly, Helen Mirren is officially Fast & Furious royalty. After openly campaigning for a role in the action franchise, the Oscar-winning The Queen actress debuted in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious as, fittingly, Queenie Shaw, the charming criminal mother of Deckard (Jason Statham), Owen (Luke Evans), and Hattie (Vanessa Kirby). She returned in the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, but through two outings, Mirren, 75, never got a chance to do the one thing she wanted more than anything else: drive a car. Good news arrived in January, when Fast star and producer Vin Diesel told EW that F9 would finally feature Mirren getting the behind the wheel. “Without giving away any spoilers… You know what, I’m going to give you a spoiler,” he said. “Yes, she gets to drive. It’s so awesome. She gets to drive, and she gets to drive sleek.” Ahead of Mirren’s scene-stealing turn in F9 (in theaters Friday), she strapped into the passenger seat of EW’s BINGE: The Fast Saga to talk about her dream coming true, her unexplainable chemistry with Diesel, and possible casting for Papa Shaw. You can read the complete interview over at Entertainment Weekly.

I had an auntie Queenie. One of my mother’s sisters was called Queenie, which is a very old East End name. It’s nothing to do with the queen, but I thought it was funny to play the Queen and then to be called Queenie. We’re a very different person from a very different background. So I love the fact my auntie Queenie has become a part of the Fast & Furious. She’d be amazed if she knew.