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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May
25
2024

As it has become quite a tradition by now, Helen Mirren made a splash at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as a L’Oréal Paris ambassador. Besides the premiere for “La plus precieuse des marchandises”, she also attended L’Oréal’s Lights on Women’s Worth Awards alongside Elle Fanning and Viola Davis. The actresses were also interviewed on C à Vous in the afternoon, and Helen talked to A l’Affiche à Cannes as well. Photos, screencaptures and videos from all appearances have been added to the archives. A complete list can be found below.

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May
24
2024

Earlier today, Helen Mirren attended the premiere of at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, accompanied by fellow L’Oréal Paris ambassadors Andie MacDowell and Iris Berben. Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr
07
2024

On Saturday, Helen Mirren was among a plethora of superstars and supermodels to celebrate the Dal Cuore alle Mani Dolce & Gabbana Exhibition at the brands’ 40th Anniversary Party in Milan, Italy. A couple of pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr
04
2024

I’ve tidied up my folders recently and have found a great deal of pictures that were missing to the photo gallery. They’re all ranging from 2020 to 2023, starting with the Berlin Film Festival just days before the pandemic hit the world and feature a couple of appearances at the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals. For a complete list of updated albums, have a look at the previews below.

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Mar
29
2024

Last Sunday, Helen Mirren inaugurated the new headquarters of Spazio Teatro – Center for Dramatic and Performing Arts” in the historic building of the former Bianco Distillery, in via Campi 46. An evening that celebrates with this new passage the first 5 years of activity of the school directed by the sisters Rosangela and Gloria Giurgola, theater director and soprano, who returned to Salento after ten years living abroad due to study and work commitments. Mirren accepted the invitation of the Giurgola sisters and take part in the evening which marks the start of the new life of the school which currently counts 45 students from various municipalities in the north and south of Salento, enrolled in acting, theatre-dance, singing, music and scenography courses. Unfortunately, no press pictures have been released from the event, but you can find two videos in the video archive.

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Mar
13
2024

Yesterday, Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford were among the many celebrity guests at a reception to celebrate International Women’s Day and mark the end of the Women of the World (WOW) Girls Festival Bus tour at Buckingham Palace. A couple of pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.

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Mar
07
2024

Dame Helen Mirren and pop star Kylie Minogue are among eight famous women who have had dolls made in their likeness to mark the beloved toy’s 65th anniversary year and to recognize their achievements as “Female Storytellers”. Helen’s doll is dressed in a cornflower blue outfit with matching hair, which is a recreation of a gown she wore on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year and the Barbie is clutching an Oscar statuette representing her Best Actress win for “The Queen”. As well as Helen and Kylie Minogue, other dolls have been made for singer Shania Twain, actress Viola Davis and model Nicole Fujita as well as comedian/activist Enissa Amani, moviemaker Lila Aviles and content creator Maira Gomez.

It’s a very special thing and something I can add to my list of my favorite achievements – becoming a Dame of the British Empire, having an Oscar, having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and having my own Barbie. The intricacy and detail of the doll is extraordinary; I love that the Barbie doll is wearing one of my favourite ever red carpet looks, and it was the first time I’d ever had blue hair, and it felt so exciting. I like to embrace theatrical fashion and the joy that having fun with fashion can bring, and I think that this joy should be age-less. And the cherry on top of the cake is my doll having a miniature Oscar. It is an absolutely perfect reproduction.

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Mar
07
2024

Earlier this week, Helen Mirren has continued to raise awareness of the decline of Salento’s olive trees that populate the Apulian countryside. She taped a PSA for the cause in Tricase’s Piazza Pisanelli and also appeared on the Italien talkshow Splendida cornice, on February 29. “The people of Puglia must fight this catastrophe united, without arguing among themselves anymore, to make their voice heard in Europe and to preserve the poetry of this land. Because Puglia is a poem,” Mirren said during the taping of the PSA. “I am proud to be able to get her hands dirty with the Salento land, to love the sun, the sea and the wind, and above all this extraordinary community, of great humanity and a sense of welcome, from which I hope to feel more and more accepted. Pictures and screencaptures from the PSA and her talkshow appearance have been added to the photo gallery.

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Feb
20
2024

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.

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Feb
16
2024

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.

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