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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Jun
23
2022

Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson headline the upcoming coming-of-age film White Bird: A Wonder Story – and People has an exclusive first look at the moving trailer. The drama is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Wonder author R. J. Palacio, which was adapted into a 2017 film starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, and sparked a movement to “choose kind.” White Bird, the inspirational next chapter, follows Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To help transform Julian’s life, the boy’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) tells him of her own story of courage – as a child in Nazi-occupied France, a boy sheltered her from danger. White Bird: A Wonder Story, with a screenplay by Mark Bomback, opens in theaters October 14. A first set of production stills have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr
08
2022

On Tuesday, Helen Mirren was a guest on “The Today Show” to promote the limited theatrical release of “The Duke” in New York and Los Angeles on April 22.

Dame Helen Mirren joins Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager to talk about her new movie “The Duke,” where she plays the wife of a working class man accused of stealing Britain’s most famous painting. The Oscar winner reflects on her legendary career, sharing how she deals with acting anxieties. “I always have had profound insecurities, I think it’s one of the reasons I became an actor,” she says.

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Mar
11
2022

Thank you for letting me burble on about my career,” Helen Mirren laughs self-deprecatingly, after looking back on her glittering body of work in the latest instalment of our video series, How I Got Here. Of course, the pleasure is all ours. As one of the most lauded, critically acclaimed and celebrated British actresses of the last century, her fans and peers alike remain fascinated and in awe of her five-decade long career spanning film, theatre and television. This was evident just recently at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild awards in February, at which Mirren was given the Life Achievement Award – voted for by her fellow actors – presented to her by Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. Mirren was inspired to become an actress after watching a local production of Hamlet as a teenager. “I’m sure the production was terrible, but Shakespeare, the story of Hamlet… it was a thriller to me,” she tells us. “I went back home and we had this huge book of Shakespeare. I went through it looking for characters I responded to. That was what led me into wanting to become an actress.” The complete interview and video can be watched over at Harper’s Bazaar.

Mar
01
2022

Netflix has announced new additions to the extensive list of guest stars appearing on the new season of Human Resources. The series is set to premiere on March 18. The new guests include Helen Mirren as renowned Shame Wizard Rita St. Swithens, Hugh Jackman as Dante the seductive Addiction Angel, Lupita Nyong’o as Asha the Shame Wizard, Chris O’Dowd as Flanny the Lovebug, and Harvey Guillen as Jose the Spider Receptionist. Additionally, new humans appearing in the season are Ali Wong as Becca, Janelle Monáe as Claudia, Mike Birbiglia as Barry, and Tim Robinson as Doug. The new guest stars join the previously announced Pamela Adlon, Rosie Perez, Henry Winkler, Thandiwe Newton, Jemaine Clement, Maria Bamford, and Bobby Cannavale. Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Aidy Bryant, Randall Park, Keke Palmer, Brandon Kyle Goodman and David Thewlis star as series regulars.

From the inventive minds that brought us the award winning adult animation favorite Big Mouth comes the even edgier and adult-ier Human Resources. The spin-off pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures – Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more – that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to parenthood to the twilight years. It quickly becomes clear that though the protagonists are creatures, they have a lot of humanity themselves. Featuring an all-star voice cast- including Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph and David Thewlis reprising their Big Mouth roles as well as Aidy Bryant, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Keke Palmer, and Randall Park among others – “Human Resources” is not your normal day at the office. The series is co-created and executive produced by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin.

Feb
28
2022

Yesterday, Helen Mirren was honored at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony with the Lifetime Achievement Award, an accolade she says she owes to a personal mantra she lives by. “Lifetime Achievement, that sounds so grand. I supposed I’m still alive so by that measure, I’m eligible,” Mirren joked on stage to her fellow actors in the audience. “But honestly, any achievement that I’ve succeeded in is the result of my mantra, ‘Be on time and don’t be an ass.’” She said, “I’m simultaneously enormously proud, and yet I’m driven with the understanding that I absolutely do not deserve this. And there is this conflict that I believe you all understand: insecurity versus ego. That cocktail that I believe most actors sip in the evening as they contemplate the wonderful gift they received the moment they decided to become an actor.” Video clips from red carpet interviews, her acceptance speech and the press room have been added to the video archive. Please bear with me as I’m adding pictures to the photo gallery as time permits.


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Feb
25
2022

After a long wait of over two years, “The Duke” finally releases UK theaters today. The true story, about a 60-year old taxi driver who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in 1960’s London, was filmed in 2019, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and was then postponed time and again due to the COVID pandemic. Unfortunately, the film’s director Roger Michell, who directed Notting Hill and My Cousin Rachel, among others, passed away last year and couldn’t see the release of “The Duke”, which now marks to be his last film. For the film’s release, additional interview clips and pictures have been added to the archive.

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Feb
12
2022

More pictures and videos from Tuesday’s premiere for “The Duke” have been added, including interviews with Helen Mirren on the red carpet. The same day, she and Jim Broadbent were guests on Graham Norton’s show alongside Adele, Golda Rosheuvel and George Ezra. You can find the full appearance in the video archive. Check the list below for all updates.

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Dec
10
2021

A whole host of A-list celebrities such as Dame Helen Mirren and Susan Sarandon have teamed up with global not-for-profit charity THINK EQUAL in their latest campaign, according to the Mirror. Think Equal’s mission is to achieve a global system change in education introducing social and emotional learning as a compulsory new subject on national curriculum around the world. EQlicious sees Dame Helen and Susan alongside celebrities such as Olivia Colman, Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant, and Emma Thompson narrate a collection of new animated stories for families with children aged three to six. The idea is that the stories will bring wellbeing and positive life outcomes to the next generation of children. EQlicious features a total of 12 digital stories and 60 activities including art-based creations, interactive games, playful songs and prompts for meaningful conversation. Each heartwarming story provides a different learning objective, from self-esteem and communication skills to celebration of diversity, emotional literacy, problem solving and kindness. The complete article can be read over here. In the above video, taped in 2016, Helen Mirren talks about Think Equality.

Dec
04
2021

Dame Helen Mirren has appealed for donations for the hungry and vulnerable at Christmas, urging people to donate to Britain’s online food order and delivery service Just Eat’s Christmas campaign, a collaboration with the charities Social Bite and Foodcycle.

After the disappointment of last Christmas, coming together with loved ones this year will feel even more special. But for many in the UK, this winter will be a time of hunger and loneliness. But you can help those less fortunate. For the second year running, the charities Social Bite and FoodCycle, have teamed up with Just Eat to help provide Christmas meals and support to the homeless, lonely and vulnerable. When you order a meal on Just Eat, you can select an amount to give, and Just Eat will match the donation pound for pound. They’re using their network of staff, restaurants and delivery drivers as a force for good and have pledged to provide at least 200,000 meals for those in need. If you can, please donate. It’ll make a world of difference to those who need it the most.

Jason Kenny, JustEat’s managing director commented: “At Just Eat we believe in the power of food in bringing people together. This is our biggest charitable initiative to date, and we’re proud to be able to use our entire network as a force for good. We hope that together we can make a real difference to those who need it most this winter.” Josh Littlejohn, the head of Social Bites commented: “Whilst many of us will be able to share Christmas dinner with loved ones this Christmas, thousands of homeless people will spend Christmas alone on the streets of the UK and many homeless families and children will wake up on Christmas morning in temporary accommodation. That’s why we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Just Eat for a second year running for the Christmas Meal Appeal, which is going to make such a difference to the UK’s most vulnerable people.’’ In addition, Just Eat has created a directory that showcases those supplying hot meals for those with nowhere to go during the holiday season.

Nov
26
2021

On Tuesday, Helen Mirren participated on a virtual press junket to promote the television premiere of “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” on Cartoon Network, TBS, and HBO Max Nov. 28. Her interviews appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show and The Talk. Scroll down to find all clips in the video archive. While discussing her role as host of the Harry Potter-themed fan competition series, Mirren reflected on which house she thinks she would belong to if she were to attend the fictional magic academy. “If I had to choose, I’d probably choose Slytherin, because there’s a punkishness about Slytherin that appeals to me,” Mirren told People Magazine. “You know, the bad boys on the motorbikes kind of thing.” House Slytherin is home to a number of dark witches and wizards in the Harry Potter book and film series, including Bellatrix Lestrange and Draco Malfoy – as well as Lord Voldemort himself. In the TBS and Cartoon Network four-part special event premiering Sunday, Harry Potter fans will put their knowledge to the test and compete in an intense game of trivia based on the beloved franchise. The bracket-style competition will see players compete for their respective Hogwarts Houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin) in teams of three, with each House competing in four battles to answer an array of questions relating to the Harry Potter saga.

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