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Helen Mirren and Bill Condon were on hand at the Las Vegas CinemaCon on Monday to attend the Warner Bros. Pictures panel to promote the upcoming release of Condon’s thriller “The Good Liar”. Helen’s interview for the film was clickbait-worthy when she shared her opinion on Netflix, so in case you’re wondering what the “Helen Mirren disses Netflix” is all about, here’s Vanity Fair‘s summary: Helen Mirren has a love-hate relationship with Netflix. How do we know this? Because at a presentation for her new film at CinemaCon on Tuesday, the actress had this to say: “I love Netflix, but fuck Netflix.” The dame, according to Variety, received “thunderous applause” for her comment. (After all, she was attending a convention for studios and theater owners.) Mirren was on hand to help Warner Bros. introduce her upcoming film The Good Liar, a thriller co-starring Ian McKellen. She also expanded on her “Fuck Netflix” mindset, praising the glory of going to the movies in a traditional theater: “There is nothing like sitting in the cinema,” she added, per Variety. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Earlier this week, Helen Mirren was among the celebrity guests at the Bolshoi Theatre where stars gathered to celebrate the achievements of talented musicians for the BraVo Classical Music Awards. The awards ceremony brings together the best of the industry with classical performers from across the world competing for the top honour each year. They are joined by a flurry of stars such as Mirren, John Travolta and Michael Bolton, along with media executives and ambassadors for the special occasion. Pictures from the rehearsals, a celebratory dinner and the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.
The day after the Academy Awards, Helen Mirren was a guest at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center in New York to talk about “Woman in Gold” and the story behind the film. Reality became a perfect film plot: A stunning Gustav Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, a Jewish society woman in Vienna in the early 20th century, was stolen by the Nazis in Austria in 1941. Six decades later, declaring that theft irrelevant, the Austrian government refused to return the painting to the woman’s niece. But the 81-year-old, who’d fled Vienna during the Holocaust, refused to be a victim again and fought back… all the way to the US Supreme Court. Helen Mirren, who received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for playing Maria Altman, discussed the ironic transformation of the portrait of a Jewish woman into an Austrian national treasure, her niece’s long legal battle and the importance of pursuing truth. Pictures from the conversation have been added to the photo gallery.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards are happening in Hollywood as we speak and Helen Mirren – who will be presenting an award tonight – has been photographed on the red carpet. Have a look at the first additions to the photo gallery below and check back later for more updates. Edit: Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa were the second presenters of the evening, handing out Oscars for the Best Documentary. Lots of pictures from both the red carpet and the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.
Besides the photo additions, three video clips have been added to the video archive. ABC has interviewed Helen twice on the red carpet – both interviews have been added, as well as her presentation of the best documentary feature alongside Jason Momoa.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Academy Awards – Arrivals
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Yesterday, Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford were among the guests of the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards in Hollywood, where “Roma” was named Best Picture of the Year. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.
Buoyed by Mendelssohn’s fairy music and perhaps a flute or two of champagne, supporters of the Academy of Music gathered Saturday night at the hall to celebrate its birthday. Helen Mirren was the special guest for the Academy of Music 162nd Anniversary Concert. This year’s iteration of the benefit, to which tickets cost from $350 to $1,950 for the concert, dinner, and ball, featured Mirren as host, narrator of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – and, she joked, as adopted Philadelphian. The words she has already learned you needed to know to pass as a local, she told the crowd, were anything but Shakespeare: hoagie, jawn, and Double Doink. Mirren also spoke passionately about the importance of arts education, the audience of tomorrow, and future generations of Academy supporters. Addressing the audience way up high in the Academy, which she took to be populated with a younger crowd, she said: “We believe in you, we have faith in you, help us out.” Many already have. This year, 1,800 tickets were sold for the concert and 1,400 for the dinner and ball at the Bellevue, a spokesperson said, a little under last year’s 2,100 tickets to the concert and 1,500 for the dinner and ball. The event raised $2.2 million gross (before expenses), slightly more than last year’s $2 million. Net proceeds will be split between the orchestra and academy restoration projects. You can read more about the evening in this in-depth article by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to Playbill, the 2019 Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball will feature the talents of Oscar and Tony winner Helen Mirren. The stage and screen legend is set to take the stage at the January 26 event at the historic Philadelphia landmark. She will be joined by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who also recently took the reins at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. “The Academy of Music is a beacon of historic Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual visit is a treasured moment,” said Nézet-Séguin. “I am thrilled to be returning next month with Helen Mirren, one of the greatest actors of our time and an artist I very much admire, for an evening of words and music to remember.” The white-tie event will begin with a pre-concert reception at the Academy of Music, followed by the concert and subsequent celebrations at the Bellevue Hotel. Concert and Ball tickets are available at TheAcademyBall.org. At the Met, Nézet-Séguin recently conducted the premiere of Michael Mayer’s new staging of La Traviata, marking his first time taking the podium after officially assuming the title of music director. He is also set to lead productions of Pelléas et Mélisande and Dialogues des Carmélites later this season.
After filming in Russiua, Helen Mirren is back in Lithuania for the shooting of HBO’s “Catherine the Great” (which is in production since September). On Wednesday, Helen attended a fashion show held by Juozas Statkevicius in Vilnius. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Earlier today, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Helen Mirren, who is taking part in the shooting of a HBO drama in Lithuania. “Lithuania’s on the world’s screens again! An HBO drama about Catherine II is being shot in our country. Today we spoke about Lithuania, its people and its charm with the film’s main actress Helen Mirren,” the Lithuanian president posted on Facebook. In the posted video, the president and the guest are seen chatting as they walk around the Presidential Palace. The Oscar winner is staring in a four-part miniseries about the later years of Catherine II’s rule. Shooting is also taking place in Latvia and Russia. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery, an official video of their meeting can be watched below.