For the past six decades, Dame Helen Mirren's career has successfully shifted from a respected theatre actress to an iconic figure on British television to a beloved Hollywood star. Her range of work in film, television and the theatre has earned her an Academy Award, Emmys and Baftas. The Helen Mirren Archives chronicles Miss Mirren's life and career from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and video clips. Enjoy your stay
The Helen Mirren Archives has covered each of Helen's films and television projects with extensive background information, rare pictures, production notes, reviews and video clips. Click any of the previews for each spotlight.
A year-by-year review on Helen Mirren's professional life, filled with many photos, quotes and reviews on her triumphs and stuggles throughout the years.
The photo gallery features thousands of images, including production stills, Blu- Ray & DVD screencaptures as well as rare images from the behind the scenes.
Find out more about the archives' history and its aim to bring the most complete source about Helen Mirren on the world wide web.
From the Royal Shakespeare Company to the iconic Prime Suspect to her Oscar-winning Queen, Helen's career spans 50 years of excellence on stage, screen & tv
The video archive features lots of trailers, excerpts from film scenes, promotional interviews as well as public appearances on talkshows and award ceremonies.
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Over 400 pictures from the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards have been added to the photo gallery. Helen was nominated as Best Actress in a Muscial or Comedy, losing to Amy Adams for Big Eyes. A segment of Helen’s appearance has been added to the video archive. Many many thanks to the great Claudia and Lindsey for the image contributions. Much appreciated!


Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – After-Party

“Woman in Gold” will have its world-premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this February. The drama, directed by Simon Curtis, focuses on Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. The film co-stars Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl and Katie Holmes. A release date for the USA has been set for April 3, 2015.

As you might have noticed, there are some changes on the Helen Mirren Archives. First, there’s a new look, with another focus on Helen’s memorable screen performances. Although the site is online for over a year now and most of Helen’s career has been covered, the site still feels like a work in progress. There is still so much planned and untested, so be prepared for more changes and additions in 2015. Since my friend Claudia has decided to close her Helen Mirren tribute, Mirror on Mirren, I’ve decided to expand the gallery content with public appearances and more, so Claudia’s hard work won’t be lost. As this will take some time, I’ve started with the most recent events in 2014. Just click any of the previews below to launch the last added galleries.


The Weinstein Company has an early Christmas present for all Helen Mirren fans: The first theatrical trailer for “Woman in Gold”. Helen stars as Maria Altmann, a former Jewish socialite who fled the Nazis during World War II. She left behind her home and her belongings – including a portrait of her aunt by the artist Gustav Klimt. Now, that painting is famous worldwide (and as a poster, adorns countless college dorm rooms), and Maria wants it back. She enlists a lawyer (Ryan Reynolds) to help her fight the Austrian government to restore the portrait to its rightful owner. Not only does Maria want a memento of her favorite aunt, she wants justice for the atrocities committed by the Nazis. “Woman in Gold” also stars Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern, and opens in theaters April 3. Read full story »

Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “The Hundred-Foot Journey”. She shares the category with Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars) and Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie). This is Helen’s 13th Golden Globe nomination. She won three times, for Losing Chase, Elizabeth I. and The Queen. The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 11, 2015.