While we’re still waiting for the exact premiere date by HBO and Sky Atlantic for the television broadcast of “Catherine the Great”, at least a home-video release date has been set. The mini-series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom by Spirit Entertainment. The stated running time of 180 minutes kind of confirms the series to be aired in only two parts instead of four, as it’s still being written by HBO on their website. You can pre-order “Catherine the Great” Amazon.co.uk or any other retailer in the United Kingdom.
Oscar-winner Helen Mirren will lead miniseries Catherine the Great as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part historical drama will follow the end of Catherine’s reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics. Catherine the Great is the latest project in the partnership between HBO and Sky (the network behind The Young Pope) and will begin filming later this year. It is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures and will be made available on HBO in the US and distributed to Canada through Bell Media. It will also be available air on Sky Atlantic, NOW TV in the UK and Ireland, and on Sky Atlantic in Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain.
Helen Mirren has promoted her involvement with The Prince’s Trust and its upcoming awards ceremony on today’s Good Morning Britain. She also talked about the pressure on young actors today because of the scrutiny of social media – so it’s quite telling that GMB chose to go with “Helen Mirren ” as their video headline. Go figure! Mirren explained it’s been amusing to run into the family since The Queen was released, and that Harry and William, in particular, seem to enjoy the oddness of it all. She said, “Prince Charles is very, very tactful. Harry and William have mentioned it to me and have been very funny and very cool about it.” Harry, she noted, likes to make jokes about it: “I think Harry once said, when I was at an awards ceremony, he said, ‘And Granny is here.’” How does Mirren feel about being called acting royalty? Of her reaction when faced with that description, she said, “Maybe for the first one second and then very quickly I disabuse them of that fact!” Screencaptures from the programme have been added to the photo gallery and the video has been archived as well.
Lots of new appearances pictures and magazine scans have been added to the photo gallery. In the past week, Helen picked up her Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. On Thursday, she was among the celebrity guests at the Prince’s Trust “Invest in Futures” Pre-Dinner. And yesterday, she attended “Lorraine”. Among the scans, a great new article in the British Vogue and newspaper articles on the releases of “The Leisure Seeker” and “Winchester” have been uploaded, with many thanks to Alvaro for the contribution.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Taping of “Lorraine”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – The Prince’s Trust “Invest in Futures” Pre-Dinner
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vogue Magazine (United Kingdom, March 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, February 02, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro (United Kingdom, February 02, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 31, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere Magazine (France, January 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Career – Winchester – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Television Apparances – Lorraine (February 09, 2018)
Once again, it’s been a busy week for Helen Mirren. After finishing the press tour for “The Leisure Seeker”, there was no time to rest with the promo tour for “Winchester” ready to go. On Wednesday, Helen has been a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden, participating in a very entertaining drop-the-mic contest. There are also numerous new press junkets of Helen and Jason Clarke promoting the film and a couple of new editorials, teasing a stunning appearance in this week’s VOGUE. So stay tuned.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Late Show with James Corden (2018)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview 04 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview 03 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – B-Roll
Video Archive – News Segments – FOX News (2018)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Vogue: Helen Mirren’s Life Lessons (2018)
Today, Helen Mirren has been a guest on “This Morning” to promote the upcoming theatrical release of “Winchester” and sharing an usual ghost story from her wedding night. The appearance can be watched above and in the video archive. Pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.