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.
Video Archive – Talkshows – Lorraine (2022)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award Interview (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2022)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Duke – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Duke – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Duke – Posters & Key-Art
Even more magazine scans and cover stories from this week have been added to the photo gallery, including lenghty interviews in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and People Magazine and a cover story from the British Yours. All articles and interviews cover today’s theatrical release of “The Duke” in the United Kingdom and/or Helen Mirren’s Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, which she will receive this Sunday. For a complete list, check the previews below.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – In Style (USA, March 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – People Magazine (USA, February 28, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Yours (United Kingdom, February 23, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Variety (USA, February 23, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, February 23, 2022)
With Friday’s theatrical release of “The Duke” coinciding with Sunday’s broadcast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, lots of interviews and profiles on Helen Mirren have been added in the US and UK press, including a great cover from the Mail on Sunday and lenghty interviews in OK! and Entertainment Weekly. Check the list below for all updates and enjoy reading.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, March 01, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Mail on Sunday (United Kingdom, February 20, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Radio Times (United Kingdom, February 19, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Guardian (United Kingdom, February 18, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – OK! Magazine (United Kingdom, February 15, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Hello! Magazine (United Kingdom, February 15, 2022)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Winslet has been tapped to present Helen Mirren with the 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month. As previously announced, Mirren was chosen to receive the guild’s top honor at the Feb. 27 ceremony in recognition of her body of work, including her Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winning roles. The award is presented annually to “an actor who fosters the finest ideals of the acting profession.” The event will reunite Winslet and Mirren, who starred together in the 2016 film Collateral Beauty. Winslet, who received an Emmy last year for her starring role in Mare of Easttown and is nominated for a SAG Award for the same role, next stars in James Cameron’s Avatar sequel and in Ellen Kuras’ Lee, on which she also serves as a producer. The 28th annual SAG Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS. It also will be available to stream the following day on HBO Max.
Ahead of receivinf the SAG Life Achievement Award for her work, Helen Mirren talks to In Style and looks back on her 50-year career. “When you’re young, you don’t think about where you’ll be in your 70s. You can’t imagine it, really. You just go from day to day, month to month, year to year. But I was obsessive and completely one-dimensional about the fact that all I wanted to do was act. I didn’t want to get married; my private life was completely secondary to my professional life. There was never any question in my mind about that. I remember thinking it must be so incredible to have a script, go to the park, and learn your lines. That was my fantasy of being an actress — how unbelievable it would be if somebody employed me to learn lines. Of course, I eventually did have a script under my arm. And now I hate learning lines. [laughs]”
In the last 10 to 15 years, I’ve found I have a certain power [in choosing my roles]. The British TV show Prime Suspect started me on that trajectory, and I’ve produced some of the projects I’ve worked on since. But I much prefer when someone thinks of me for a part. I don’t like generating stuff for myself — the most fun roles are the ones that come out of left field. I also go back to do theater work every few years. That’s what keeps you on your toes, and I like to shake things up. I never want to be stuck.
The complete essay can be read over at the In Style website.