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.
Celebrating
10 years
on the web
Oct
09
2023

Here’s our final anniversary update, and this one comes with a back story. 10 years ago, when I was working on launching the site, my good online friend Anke was cleaning up her archives and sent me a couple of tapes featuring old Helen Mirren appearances from the time she promoted “The Queen”. A decade later, when I was preparing the site’s 10th anniversary, I stumbled upon those tapes and realised I never digitalized them. So today, with many thanks to Anke, we can watch Helen’s appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, This Morning, Film 2006 with Jonathan Ross and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross for the first time in their entirety. Screencaptures from all shows have been added as well, and you can also find screencaptures from the 2001 television pilot Georgetown, in which Helen starred, but which was never picked up as a series. Enjoy all the updates.

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Video Archive – Talkshows – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (January 11, 2007)
Video Archive – News Segments – Star Daily (October 04, 2006)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (October 03, 2006)
Video Archive – Talkshows – This Morning (September 12, 2006)
Video Archive – News Segments – Film 2006 with Jonathan Ross (September 11, 2006)
Video Archive – News Segments – Leute heute (September 10, 2006)
Video Archive – News Segments – Kulturzeit (September 10, 2006)
Video Archive – News Segments – Seitenblicke (September 10, 2006)
Video Archive – News Segments – Leute heute (September 03, 2006)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Friday Night with Jonthan Ross (September 09, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Television Films & Series – Georgetown – Pilot Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous Projects – Doing Her Own Thing (1970)

Oct
07
2023

We’re on our sixth day of the Archives’ week-long anniversary celebration, so only one more day until tomorrow’s finale 🙂 Today, lots of additional editorial photography has been added, ranging from 1969 to 2020, so there’s plenty of Helen Mirren through the years. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below. Enjoy and check back for tomorrow’s finale.

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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2020 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2016 – Session 14
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 13
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 05
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2011 – Session 10
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2010 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2007 – Session 03
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1999 – Session 07
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1995 – Session 13
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1993 – Session 09
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1981 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1980 – Session 03
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1967 – Session 02

Oct
06
2023

In our second update of public appearances pictures, we find more photo calls for “Prime Suspect” and various awards shows Helen has attended throughout the ’90s and ’00s, including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. The most recent updates come from 2012’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival as well as early 2023’s promotion of “1923” at the Deadline Contenders conversation panel. All updates are listed below. Enjoy.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – Deadline Contenders – 1923 Panel (Los Angeles)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2012 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Ceremony
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2006 – Taping of “Parkinson”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002 – 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2001 – “Gosford Park” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2000 – Chelsea Flower Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2000 – 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 51st Annual Emmy Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 51st Annual Emmy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – “The Devils Adcovate” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – Helen Mirren visits St Bernard’s High School
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – 49th Annual Directors Guild Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1997 – 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1996 – 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – 67th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – “Prime Suspect 4” Photocall

Oct
05
2023

On our fourth day, we update Helen’s public appearances with some fantastic additions from the past. This update includes pictures from various ’60s and ’70s events, promotions for “Extremities” and “2010: The Year We Make Contact” as well as pictures from an actors conversation panel at the 1990 Telluride Film Festival, which included Helen and Christopher Walken (presenting “The Comfort of Strangers”) as well as Liam Neeson and Sissy Spacek. A complete list of updates can be found below.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – 47th Annual BAFTA Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – 47th Annual BAFTA Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – British Police on Thames Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1993 – 24th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1992 – Broadcasting Press Guild TV & Radio Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1990 – 17th Telluride Film Festival – Actor’s Conversation Panel
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1989 – Taping of “Aspel and Company”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1985 – Unknown Event 01
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1985 – “White Nights” Press Conference (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1985 – Berlin Film Festival – “2010” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1985 – Berlin Film Festival – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1984 – “Extremities” Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – Society of West End Theatre Olivier Awards Reception
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1982 – Taping of With Showbiz
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1970 – Unknown Event 02
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1970 – Taping of The Brian Connell Interview
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1969 – National Theatre Owners Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1965 – Nicolas Egan Heampstad Studio

Oct
04
2023

The second batch of Helen’s career photography update features promotional stills from various “Prime Suspects”, some great behind-the-scenes pictures of her directorial debut “On the Edge” from 2001 and additional stills and on-set pictures from her classic performances, inlcuding “Calendar Girls”, “The Queen” and “Catherine the Great”. As always, a complete list of updates can be found below. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for more.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Fast & Furious 9 – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Trumbo – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Brighton Rock – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Brighton Rock – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Last Station – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Queen – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Queen – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Prime Suspect: The Last Act – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Calendar Girls – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – On the Edge – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Collected Stories – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Some Mothers’ Son – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – A Month in the Country – Rehearsals Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Prime Suspect: Inner Circles – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Prime Suspect: Inner Circles – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Comfort of Strangers – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover – On-Set Pictures

Oct
03
2023

On we go with our week-long celebration for The Helen Mirren Archives’ 10th anniversary with a massive career update consisting of production stills, on-set pictures, promotionals and theatre programmes from many of Helen’s projects throughout the years. In the first part of this update, we find theatre pictures from “Troilus and Cressida”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Madame Bovary”, some deleted scenes from “Caligula” and on-set pictures from “Hussy” and “The Mosquito Coast”. To view all updates, check out the list below.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Madame Bovary – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Madame Bovary – Rehearsals Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Mosquito Coast – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – 2010 – The Year We Make Contact – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Extremities – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Antony and Cleopatra – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Excalibur – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Duchess of Malfi – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Hussy – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Long Good Friday – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Caligula – Deleted Scenes
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – As You Like It – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – As You Like It – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – O Lucky Man! – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Age of Consent – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Much Ado About Nothing – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Troilus and Cressida – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Troilus and Cressida – Backstage Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Silver Tassie – Production Stills

Oct
02
2023

Our celebration week is officially open, starting with lots of additional magazine scans from as early as 1972 (with two cover stories promoting Ken Russell’s “Savage Messiah”) to 2019. These additions feature some great cover stories from the 1990s and 2000s that were new to me. For a complete list of articles, have a look at the list below. Enjoy, and check back tomorrow for more 🙂

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2019 – TV Star (Czech Republic, September 01, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2013 – American Cinematographer (United States, March 2013)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2008 – The Sunday Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 20, 2008)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2007 – Direct TV (Chile, May 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2007 – Pronto Magazine (Spain, March 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2007 – La Vanguardia (Chile, February 22, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2007 – London Lite (United Kingdom, January 16, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2006 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, December 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2006 – Studio Magazine (France, October 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1996 – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, October 17, 1996)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1992 – TV Times (United Kingdom, December 12, 1992)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1987 – TV Times (United Kingdom, August 22, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1985 – Marquee (Canada, December 1985)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1975 – Cosmopolitan (United Kingdom, May 1975)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1972 – Films and Filming (United Kingdom, October 1972)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 1972 – Films Illustrated (United Kingdom, September 1972)

Sep
29
2023

Unbelievable but true, The Helen Mirren Archives celebrate their tenth year online next week. A decade ago, I started this site as a project to spotlight each of Helen Mirren’s films – to provide a detailed and well-researched source for fans interested in the makings of her work on film, televison and the theatre – and also as a task to myself to unearth the lesser known rarities that were hard to find. While having achieved this goal in a little more than a year, 10 years later the Archives have become the premiere source for all information on Helen’s continuously strong career. To celebrate this milestone, starting Monday, we will celebrate throughout the week with an update each day featuring fantastic additions to the site, including some great rarities you may have not seen before. A quick word of gratitude to everybody who has contacted me along the way with contributions, heads-up and positive comments: I thank you very much, it has been very appreciated and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years.

Mar
15
2022

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks behind the scenes working on the career pages – an extensive part of the site and my favorite to maintain. The goal is to give the best possible insight into Helen Mirren’s career, from her early days at the Royal Shakespeare Company to Prime Suspect to her recent film careers. So, all pages have been updated with useful tags, which allow you to browse projects by year, genre, venue or author. New pages have been created, for example her work in radio plays as well as television specials and documentaries. All pages have been intertwined with the archive pages, so you now have a comprehensive chronology of every year of Helen Mirren’s career. For a complete overview, have a look at the complete works. Enjoy.

Nov
01
2019

Back in 2013, when I opened this website, the initial idea was to delve deep into Helen Mirren’s career and provide a comprehensive source to learn more about her time with the Royal Shakespeare Company, her odd film projects in the 1970s and 1980s and the iconic “Prime Suspect” – basically everything worth to know about Helen Mirren before she became “The Queen”. Hence the title of this website, The Helen Mirren Archives has lacked the proper archive I have envisioned for so long. Until today. You can now read information and find media on each year of Helen’s career, starting back in 1963 when she joined the National Youth Theatre. There’s a lot to discover, as each page is filled with pictures, quotes, shortcuts to multimedia and bits on the real-life characters she has portrayed. I hope that much more information will be added to the sites in the future to make it the definite Helen Mirren Archives. Enjoy!

2010s

2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s
1960
1961
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