Yesterday, Helen Mirren was among the guests on Graham Norton’s broadcast to promote the theatrical release of “Winchester”. Also on the show was former boyfriend Liam Neeson – sharing a couple of stories about meeting in Ireland while filming “Excalibur” and taking the train from Dublin to Belfast. The other guests were Jamie Dornan and Sigrid. This has been a fun interview, nothing special though, except a first look at either the final American poster or the UK poster for “Winchester”, which looks quite cool. You can watch the full show in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
On January 10 and January 12, Helen Mirren has been a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as on The Today Show and The View, the latter two with Donald Sutherland. The Ellen interview is funny as always, especially with Helen reminiscing on age, while the interview by Whoopi Goldberg on The View is quite emotional. Be sure to check them out.
Tonight, the German/French culture channel Arte will broadcast “The Queen” as part of their Summer program dedicated to the British monarchy. After the film, a new documentary airs, entitled “Es war einmal… The Queen” (“One upon a time… The Queen), which chronicles the making of the 2006 film and features interviews with director Stephen Frears, actors Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, as well as Peter Morgan, Alastair Campbell, Robert Lacey, Andy Harries and editor Lucia Zucchetti. Alongside these new interviews, lots of footage from the making of the film is used. It’s a wonderful documentary on one of Helen’s key roles of her career – the performance that put her on the spot as a world-renowned actress after years in the theatre and on television. The full program can be watched in the Arte Mediathek and tonight on Arte.
This morning, Helen Mirren was a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to promote the theatrical release of “Collateral Beauty”. She participated in a funny opening, talked about “Fast 8”, husband Taylor Hackford, her last appearance at the Cannes Film Festival – surprised the second guest James Marsden and also played a round of “Heads Up”. Three video from Ellen’s site can be found after the cut.
This morning, Helen Mirren stopped by on her way to Cannes Film Festival to talk to Lorraine about why she’s going to be playing the Queen once again in a special production of The Audience. The full interview segment as well as screencaptures have been added to the video and photo archives.