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
04
2021

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, is currently filming, and, according to SlashFilm, we now have our first official look at Zachary Levi in his slightly adjusted costume. Set pics of Levi in-costume leaked online yesterday, and it looks like director David F. Sandberg wanted to provide a more screen-accurate look at the costume to counter the leaked images. Shazam! Fury of the Gods follows 2019’s highly enjoyable Shazam!, the story of a kid who gets superpowers that turn him into an adult. It’s basically superhero Big, and it works. The sequel brings back Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer from the first film, and adds some new faces, too. Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu are all on board, playing the new god-like villains Shazam has to face this time around, dubbed the daughters of Atlas. Fury of the Gods isn’t the only Shazam-related title filming right now. Jaume Collet-Serra is currently in production on Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character, an anti-hero and sometimes Shazam enemy. At one point, Black Adam and Shazam were going to fight each other in the first Shazam! movie, but it was then decided to give Black Adam his own solo movie first, with the assumption that the characters will meet up in a future movie. Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrives in theaters on June 2, 2023.

May
28
2021

PatheUK has debuted a new trailer for the comedy ‘The Duke’ starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. The film follows a true story that celebrates a man who was determined to live a meaningful life. Set in 1961, it follows the story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first, and remains the only, theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton proceeded to send ransom notes declaring that he would only return the painting on the condition that the government invest more in care for the elderly, specifically bringing attention to his long-running campaign for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next is the stuff of legends…only 50 years later did the full story emerge and it was revealed that Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve this, is a wonderfully uplifting tale that will be seen on film for the first time. The film hits UK cinemas on September 3rd.

May
21
2021

In the new Amazon science-fiction series “Solos,” Helen Mirren plays a senior citizen who decides to take a one-way ticket to the farthest reaches of the universe. Joining TODAY live, the actress also talks about finally achieving a longtime career goal – being in a car chase in the upcoming film “F9” – and reflects on a 1975 interview when she was critical of a “boring” question. The video can be watched above and in the video archive, HD screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (2021)
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May
13
2021

Yesterday, Helen Mirren sat down with various entertainment outlets to promote next week’s release of Amazon Prime’s “Solos”. In interviews with Entertainment Tonight Canada and Access Hollywood, she also talked about her appearances in the upcoming “Fast & Furious 9” and “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”. Additionally, the first couple of featurettes for “Fast 9” have been released as well, so head over to the video archive to watch all new additions.

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May
10
2021

Amazon Prime Video is ready to launch their upcoming sci-fi series, “Solos”. In a first look at the anthology series starring Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and more, fans get a sneak peek at the 30-minute episodes presented as a monologue of each character’s point of view. According to Amazon, the seven-part series “explores the strange, beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. The series spans our present and future and illuminates that even during our most isolated moments we are all connected through the human experience.” Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens and Constance Wu also star. The star-studded anthology series comes from creator David Weil. “Solos” will premiere May 21 on Amazon Prime Video. Alongside the trailer, screencaptures and new production stills have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Television Projects – Solos – Production Stills
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Apr
30
2021

This might be only an insider for the Italian fans, so I had to do some research about this video. According to this source, Mirren had said: I would very much like to work with Checco Zalone. And now, the Apulian comedian has satisfied her, involving her in her latest video: “La Vacinada”. Presented on the social networks of Zalone as follows: “L’immunidad de flogge has not yet arrived, but menomal que estàs La Vacinada”. Which is, in fact, the Oscar-winning actress, chosen to play – in fact – a vaccinated lady who, as such, makes Zalone fall madly in love. For the occasion, he becomes Spanish and is called Oscar Francisco Zalon and turning to Mirren he says: «You have only had one Oscar in your career, right? Here, now you have the second ». Passion breaks out between the two, because with a “vacinada”, moreover “already recalled”, you can go back to life: “Her ankle is a little swollen, but she doesn’t do nada, non fa nada”, sings Zalon while images tell of their “love” as in an Eighties video clip. A dream relationship, because with a “vacinada” you can also go back to dancing “face to face: it’s imunizada … I aim your cuerpo with the astranenéca antiuerpo”, continues the song, while the two dance in a field of lemons. Images that reveal an ultra sporty side of the actress, 75 years old, Oscar winner for having perfectly interpreted the austere Queen Elizabeth II in 2007. And now here she is joking, explaining however, in this way, that «vaccinated is beautiful». On stanzas like: “And I don’t care what people say, also because you don’t hear it anyway … and it doesn’t matter if I find your smile on my bedside table in the morning.” She laughs, jokes, plays the game with elegance. The actress has been living for some time with her husband in Salento, a land she loves and spends on, often participating in local events to promote the area (she became an honorary citizen of Tiggiano). The video can be streamed below. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Checco Zalone: La vacinada (April 30, 2021)

Apr
17
2021

On Tuesday, a new trailer dropped for F9, the next installment, which arrives in theaters on June 25 – most probably. We actually got our first look at F9 well over a year ago, when the first trailer dropped at the end of January 2020. Family has been a central theme to the F&F movies, and that continues here. Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and the gang have to confront his younger brother Jakob (John Cena), described as “the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve encountered.” He’s working with criminal mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron), who sports a much more flattering haircut than in Fate of the Furious, the movie where she improbably hacked a bunch of old cars to drive themselves. Based on this second trailer, the plot for F9 appears to involve magnets, and at one point Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) don makeshift pressure suits and take to the skies in what might be a DeLorean with rocket boosters strapped to the roof. Helen Mirren returns in her third appearance in the F&F franchise. New posters and screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr
05
2021

Helen Mirren has been among the pre-taped presenters at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was featured in a series of brief interview clips throughout the show and presented the pivotal Outstanding Cast category to “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. Screencaptures and a portraits session have been added to the photo gallery. The segment of her presentation can be found in the video archive.

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Dec
19
2020

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognize, and support initiatives and projects that can help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security already within this decade. This inaugural year, we received 650+ nominations, illustrating a diverse global community devoted to re-imagining food in all its complexity. Reshaping the food system requires an abundance of ingenious ideas and a broad range of approaches and solutions, some of them disruptive enough to radically cut through value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be – and how it can be sourced. The challenge is global, this is why the solutions must have the potential to scale, preferably globally. To make it happen requires political will, ample funding, and consumers taking responsibility. It requires insight, and it will take courage. The prizewinners – and finalists – represent some of the many areas we need to explore to save the Food Planet. Responding to the ever-louder emergency calls from both People and Planet, the Curt Bergfors Foundation is doubling its stake in the rescue mission. This year, we’re awarding four – instead of two – US $1 Million prizes. At the recommendation of the Food Planet Prize Jury, one of the Prizes will be shared as the two recipients already collaborate on a key area: alternative sourcing of food and feed.

Oct
29
2020

Sarah Cooper’s new comedy special on Netflix includes a skit in which she and Helen Mirren parody Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape. In 2016, an Access Hollywood outtake from 2005 resurfaced, in which the future president boasted about his ability to sexually harass and assault women, saying: “Grab them by the p***y.” The show’s co-host Billy Bush could be heard laughing along. In the new Netflix special, Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, Cooper offers an “exclusive look” at Trump and Bush’s conversation. The skit sees Cooper lip-sync the role of Trump, while Bush is played by Mirren. In a review for Vanity Fair, Yohana Desta said Mirren “gamely embodies the weaselly Bush, egging Trump on”. The LA Times’s Robert Lloyd, meanwhile, called the re-enactment “somehow even more disturbing than the real thing”. Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is out now on Netflix. (article courtesy The Independent).


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