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
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Dec
15
2023

Helen Mirren might be the last person to expect in a commercial for Uber Eats – but the dame is there, and she delivers. She’s also in good company, as additional commercials feature Idris Elba and Michael Cera. Tapping into the actress’s poised roles on the big screen, the commercial shows Mirren having an inner monologue about what she should order. “Like ants, the people of the city scurried,” Mirren says in a distinguished tone while looking out the window. “Above them all, a Dame – ugh, Helen, you’re narrating again, you stupid sausage,” she interrupts herself, switching into a casual voice. “Oh, I’d love a sausage.” The commercial is accompanied by an interview in People, in which Helen “dishes” about kitchen mishaps and go-to takeout orders. Screencaptures from the clip and a promotional still have been added to the photo gallery.

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Dec
11
2023

Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama for “1923”. The seris was also nominated as Best Television Series – Drama. This is Helen’s 17th nominations at the Golden Globes. She won three times for “Losing Chase” in 1997, as well as for “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen” in 2007. The awards will be handed out on January 07, 2023, at the The Beverly Hilton.

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us)
Emma Stone (The Curse)
Helen Mirren (1923)
Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
Keri Russell (The Diplomat)
Sarah Snook (Succession)

Dec
09
2023

On Thursday, Helen Mirren presented Adele with the the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Gala in Los Angeles. As Mirren spoke to Adele’s star power at the event, she likened her first time hearing the six-time Grammy winner to when she first heard music legends like Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Pictures, screencaptures and videos from the event have been added to the archives.

You know, there are moments in life that you never forget and none more so when you first hear an artist and a song that’s truly different from anything that’s come before and really speaks to you. And I’ll never forget the first time I had that experience was when I heard Edith Piaf sing, and then when I heard Elvis Presley sing, and I had exactly the same reaction a few decades later. I think it was about 2008, maybe, when I heard Adele singing ‘Hometown Glory,’ and this shiver went down my back. That chill that comes just a few times in your life when you realize you are listening to a brilliant and game-changing artist. And I thought, wow, a goddess walks amongst us.

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Video Archive – Public Appearances – The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala (2023)
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Dec
07
2023

The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday that Academy Award winner and 2010 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree Helen Mirren will present this year’s award to Adele at the breakfast gala, presented by Lifetime, on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles. The actress received the prestigious honour herself in 2010 following her achievements in the film industry and organisers are now thrilled that she will “pass the torch” to singer Adele, 35, when the celebrations get underway at their breakfast gala on December 7 with a host of other A-Listers in attendance. Co-editors in chief Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Maer Roshan said: “We’re honored to have 2010’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree pass the torch this year to Adele. “We’re also incredibly grateful to Will Ferrell, Camila Cabello, Lily Gladstone, Dua Lipa, Billie Lourd and Bryan Lourd for joining us to celebrate the occasion in support of our mentorship program and to help these young women achieve their dreams.”

Nov
26
2023

Here comes another great treat from the past. In March of 2002, Helen Mirren attended “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” to talk about her Oscar nomination for “Gosford Park” and winning at the SAG Awards. The interview was “crashed” (or rather politely interrupted) by her fellow nominee and “Dance of Death” co-star Ian McKellen, who was making the talkshow rounds for his nominated performance as Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings”. The full interview can be found below, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. P.S. This is the first of three appearances by Helen on Conan O’Brien’s show. She also promoted “The Queen” in 2006 and her autobiography in 2008. All appearances can be found in the video archive.

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Nov
17
2023

On Thursday, Helen Mirren joined her fellow L’Oréal Paris ladies Camila Cabello, Aja Naomi King, Andie MacDowell and Eva Longoria for the French personal care brand’s 18th Annual Women of Worth Celebration at NeueHouse Hollywood. Helen, who became a brand ambassador in 2014, looked sophisticated in a blue long-sleeve gown selected by stylist Rachel Fanconi. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.

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Nov
16
2023

Another busy week for Helen Mirren: The Australian and New Zealand’s Women Weekly are both gifting Mirren their December 2023 cover stories. On Monday, she joined make-up artist Val Garland, influencer Nadine Baggott, chef and TV presenter Andi Oliver and anti-ageing expert George Lee in a panel to discuss ageing (one quarter of the population will be over sixty by 2050) and the beauty industry, hosted by L’oréal – who also released a stunning new editorial picture from their most recent campaign. All updates are listed below. Enjoy.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2023 – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, December 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2023 – TV Times (November 04, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – “You Look Great” Conversation Panel by by L’Oréal Paris

Nov
12
2023

According to Deadline, Helen Mirren’s American Cinematheque tribute has a new date. The Cinematheque announced today that their annual awards show will now take place on Thursday, February 15, at The Beverly Hilton. The event was postponed from its original November 4 date due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. As previously announced, Mirren – who is getting awards buzz for her role as Golda Meir in Golda — will receive the 37th American Cinematheque Award. Kevin Goetz & Screen Engine will be honored with the Power of Cinema Award. This is the annual fundraiser for the organization, with proceeds benefiting its classic, international and independent film programs at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Angeles, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. A portion of the funds supports American Cinematheque’s commitment to diversified programming and audience reach, through engaging with Los Angeles County’s 88 school districts to broaden the AC Educational Screening Series.

Nov
11
2023

On Thursday, Helen Mirren stopped by “The Talk” on CBS to promote the Audible premiere of “Moriarty: The Silent Order”. She talked about voicing Lady Milverton and joked about the possibility of joining the EGOT ranks in case of a Grammy win for her performance. A clip of her appearance can be found in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.

“I play sort of an arch villainous [Lady Milverton] really. I’ve always wanted to play an arch villainous. I was rather cross that I was never asked in any of the Bond movies to be like the big villain…so it was a wonderful opportunity.” Host Jerry O’Connell asks, “You have Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony – is this our Grammy? Are we getting that EGOT?” “Wouldn’t that be lovely. There are so many brilliant actresses who can also sing, and I want to kill them because I can’t sing at all.” Mirren adds, “I’m never going to win my Grammy from singing…They often win a Grammy for writing a book, then reading it, a sort of tell all book.” She jokes, “My Sex Life by Helen Mirren.” (Helen Mirren, The Talk, November 09, 2023)

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Nov
11
2023

Tuesday night, on the one-month anniversary of the October 7 Hamas attack on southern and central Israel that sparked the nation’s biggest conflict in 50 years, an audience gathered at the Linwood Dunn Theater of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Studies in Hollywood for a packed industry screening of – and panel discussion following – the powerful biopic “Golda” starring Helen Mirren in the title role as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The eerie timeliness of the film couldn’t have been known when it was released in the United States on August 25, nor in the UK on October 6 (the day before the conflict was launched). “Golda” tells the story of how Meir, ill with malignant lymphoma, runs interference during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in ’73. Mirren, thanks to a masterful make-up job by the Bleecker Street movie’s hair, makeup and prosthetics designer Karen Hartley-Thomas, is transformed into the chain-smoking Israeli leader for the duration of the film’s 100 minutes. Mirren and Hartley-Thomas along with the Israeli-born “Golda” director Guy Nattiv all were present Tuesday for the post-screening panel talk that was made possible by the fact the film was made internationally (in London) and not under a SAG contract as the SAG-AFTRA walkout continues. A complete article on the Q&A can be read over at GoldDerby. A clip can be watched in the video archive.

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