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This week, Helen was busy promoting the (limited) theatrical release of “The Duke”, which will be shown in New York and Los Angeles starting April 22. In New York, there was a screening hosted by Sony Pictures Classics & The Cinema Society at Tribeca Screening Room on Tuesday as well as a screening and Q&A at the MoMa hosted by the Lincoln Center. Pictures from both appearances have been added to the photo gallery.
As Variety writes, nothing can stop Chita Rivera! That was the message of the evening at Monday’s Roundabout Theatre Company Gala, which carried the moniker, “Paint the Town.” The celebration, held at New York City’s famous Ziegfeld Ballroom, celebrated three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera. Following opening remarks by Danny Burstein, artistic director and CEO of Roundabout Theater Todd Haimes took the stage and joked about the “rough two years” everyone has been through – especially when it comes to theater. With that, he passed the mic to a video message from Lin Manuel Miranda, who went on to introduce Helen Mirren. Fresh off her SAG honor, Mirren was eager to present The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The complete article on the evening can be read over at Variety. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearaces – 2022 – Roundabout Theatre Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Dame Helen had a busy Tuesday in London with appearances at the premiere of “The Duke” as well as a taping of “The Graham Norton Show”, which will air this Friday in the UK. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Earlie today, Helen Mirren has been named Ambassador of the University of Salento during a press conference. Mirren said she was honored by the recognition and hopes to live up to the expectations and feels proud to be an ambassador of Italian culture around the world. The recognition was conceived by the University with a double purpose: To honor personalities from business, research and culture for their excellence in their daily commitment, and to promote the University’s initiatives at institutions, bodies and organizations. A bunch of official press photos have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Helen Mirren named Ambassador of Salento University
Dame Helen Mirren is always game for a good surprise, as she showed Sunday on the L’Oréal Paris runway! Looking edgy in an embellished black suit, platform sandals and bold graphic eyeliner, the actress, 76, debuted products from the beauty brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection during the L’Oréal Paris fashion show. The empowering event – which starred other brand ambassadors including Camila Cabello, Katherine Langford, Amber Heard – brought attention to the company’s Stand Up Against Street Harassment initiative. It also marked the 50th anniversary of L’Oréal Paris’ iconic “Because you’re worth it” tagline. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Paris Fashion Week – L’Oréal Paris Runway
On Wednesday, Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford attended the opening night premiere of the 78th Venice Film Festival. Helen has been invited to the festival many times in the past – she served as a jury member in 2004 and received the Coppa Volpi as Best Actress for “The Queen” at the festival’s 63th edition. Pictures from the appearance have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – 78th Venice Film Festival – Opening Night
Last Sunday, Helen Mirren joined the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Show extravaganza in Venice, Italy – a three-day celebration of fashion ahead of the Venice Film Festival’s opening (which Helen also attended, see next update). Pictures from the arrivals, front row and after-party have been added to the photo gallery.
Helen Mirren has been a guest on the 74th Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet as the ambassador for L’Oreal to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary of their “I’m Worth It” slogan. She attended the opening night and was seen with husband Taylor Hackford at the premiere of “The Velvet Underground”. Pictures from both appearances have been added to the photo gallery. Also, Helen has given a very insightful and lenghty video interview to France 24, in which she talks about her two wins at Cannes (1984 for “Cal” and 1995 for “The Madness of King George”) and the current state of the upcoming biopic “Golda” (which is “not set in stone yet”). The full interview can be watched in the video archive.
Following the success of the first series of Talking Shakespeare earlier this year, the RSC have today announced the return of the popular online conversation from Monday 16 November. Hosted by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, guests confirmed for the new series of Talking Shakespeare include Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Roger Allam, David Oyelowo and Jane Lapotaire with further dates and names to be announced. The live, online event series runs weekly on a Monday from 6-7pm from 16 November – 14 December and is open to Subscribers, Members and Patrons of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The events are free as a thank you for the ongoing support given to the Company during the pandemic, but with a suggested donation of £10. Those interested can become subscribers for as little as £20 per year. Booking opens on Wednesday 4 November at 10am and further details of how to support can be found here. All donations received will go towards the Keep Your RSC campaign to help secure the future of the RSC and its mission to transform lives through amazing experiences of Shakespeare and great theatre. You can find more information on the event and booking options on the Official London Theatre website.
Helen Mirren has made a surprise public appearance on Thursday in Monte-Carlo, supporting the Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health. Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2020 – Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health