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.
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10 years
on the web
Nov
28
2016


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.

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Nov
24
2016

On November 21, Helen Mirren has attended a SAG/AFTRA screening and Q&A for “Eye in the Sky”. Hosted by TV Guide’s Jim Halterman, the conversation gave great insight on the making of “Eye in the Sky”, Helen’s early years in the theatre, her frustrating transfer to Hollywood and her first meeting with Taylor Hackford. Great interview which also includes fan questions at the end.

Nov
10
2016

Here comes the second theatrical trailer for “Collateral Beauty” with some obversations from Entertainment.ie: With its plot drawing likeness with A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life, plus a release date of 30th December, it’s clear that Will Smith’s latest aims to get you all worked up after the presents are opened but before the season has wrapped. From the trailer, we’re getting the idea that Will Smith’s character, Howard, is still in mourning over the death of his young daughter. His colleagues, who include Kate Winslet and Edward Norton, are worried about him. Howard starts to write letters to Death (Helen Mirren – ‘turns out death is an elderly white woman,’ quips Howard), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Love (Keira Knightley, who is just permanently crying for some reason). The trailer also seems to give away an awful lot, so you have been forewarned.

Sep
07
2016

The first theatrical trailer for David Frankel’s “Collateral Beauty” has been released today, boasting a great ensemble for what looks like a heartwarming Christmas story. Will Smith stars in Collateral Beauty, a star-studded drama that focuses on the Oscar-nominated actor as a once-successful business man faced with the tragic loss of his young daughter. Smith’s character is left to pick up the pieces, and as his close friend (played by Kate Winslet) describes it, “He used to love life. Now he hates it.” He mourns her passing by writing letters to abstract ideas such as love, time and death, aspects of life he narrates in the trailer, “are the three things that connect every single human being on earth,” continuing, “We long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death.” Smith then begins receiving surprise visits from the ideas themselves, this time in the form of Helen Mirren as death, Keira Knightley as love and Jacob Latimore as time. “I saw you in her eyes when she called me daddy and you betrayed me,” Will’s character says to Knightley’s during their emotional encounter. “Collateral Beauty”, also starring Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris hits theaters just in time for the holidays on December 16.

Jun
20
2016

Here comes a great blast from the past that deserves a special mention – basically because I’ve been looking for it for so long 🙂 In December 1983, Mel Brooks was featured in a television special called “An Audience with Mel Brooks”, featuring skits and stand-up – and some unintentionally cringe-worthy audience questions, by the likes of Julie Walters and Helen Mirren. The latter segment, in which Mirren and Jonathan Pryce challenge Brooks for a Hamlet competition, has been added to the archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery as well.

May
17
2016

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.

Apr
11
2016

Over the past two weeks, Helen has been very busy promoting “Eye in the Sky” both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Lots of new videos from promotional interviews and talkshow appearances – including Charlie Rose, Graham Norton, Andrew Marr and today’s This Morning – have been added to the video archive. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Screencaptures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery as well.



Video Archive – Talkshows – This Morning (April 11, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Andrew Marr Show (April 10, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (April 08, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Charlie Rose Show (March 31, 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Fox 4 News (April 01, 2016)
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Featurette 01
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 04
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 03
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (March 15, 2016)

Apr
01
2016

Helen Mirren has been a guest on The Charlie Rose Show to promote the theatrical release of “Eye in the Sky” in the United States. You can stream her appearance below.

Mar
13
2016

The video archive has been completed with adding remaining videos to the Public Appearances, Television Specials and Miscellaneous categories. Included are tv programmes, interviews in press rooms and on red carpets as well various public service announcements and commercials. Some of the rare finds I haven’t added yet in order to keep it for the #mirrenvault, so you can look forward to some great material to be posted.


Mar
12
2016

Helen Mirren’s latest film, the wardrone thriller “Eye in the Sky” has been released in select theaters in the United States, so if you get a chance to watch it, be sure to grab your ticket. “Eye in the Sky” stars Helen Mirren as a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, she discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” The thriller co-stars Aaron Paul and features the last screen role of the late Alan Rickman. Four new clips have been added as well, including two new scenes from the film, a compilation of television spots and an interview with Helen and director Gavin Hood.