Dec 15
2013

After covering the rather less successful projects in the past week, let’s bring back a really good one. Today’s spotlight features one of Helen’s best performances of her recent career – John Madden’s “The Debt”. To learn more about the film, check the career page. Stills, promotionals and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the gallery. And there are lots of promotional interviews, featurettes and clips from the film added to the video archive.

Dec 12
2013

Helen Mirren has received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for “Phil Spector”. She shares the category with Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor), Rebecca Ferguson (White Queen), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven) and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake). Al Pacino has received a nomination as well. This is Helen’s 12th Golden Globe nomination! She previously won for in the television category for “Losing Chase” and “Elizabeth I” and in the film category for “The Queen”. The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills.

Dec 11
2013

Helen Mirren has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Phil Spector” by the Screen Actors Guild. She shares the category with Helena Bonham Carter (Burtonand Taylor ), Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta), Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter (both for Top of the Lake). Al Pacino has received a Best Actor nomination for the film as well. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 18, 2014.

Dec 08
2013

Here’s the second entry for Stage Sunday – Helen’s performance in Tom Kempinski’s 1991 farce “Sex Please, We’re Italian”. I don’t mean to do a disaster weekend – but after reviewing “Caligula” on Friday, “Sex Please, We’re Italian” stands in line with projects gone bad. The New York Times called it “one of the most spectacularly unfunny evenings the London theater has seen in decades”. More information on the play and its background can be found on the career page, production stills, rehearsals pictures and the programme have been added to the gallery.

Dec 06
2013

Sooner or later this film had to be covered as part of Helen’s career – so let’s get over with “Caligula”, the dreadful history/epic/porn starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren and Peter O’Toole. To learn more about this infamous disaster of a film, check the career page. Stills, promotionals and Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the gallery. The theatrical trailer, its promotional featurette (in which Helen sums up the film perfectly) and three clips can be watched in the video archive.