The Helen Mirren Archives
For the past six decades, Dame Helen Mirren's career has successfully shifted from a respected theatre actress at the RSC 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 Olivier and Academy Award as well as multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. The Helen Mirren Archives will spotlight each of Helen's projects from the early days to the recent with information, pictures and video clips. Enjoy your stay!
Every week, the Helen Mirren Archives spotlights one of Helen's productions with extensive background information, pictures, production notes and videos. Click the previews on the right for each movie spotlight.
Overview
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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Latest News
Jul 26, 2014

This Sunday, the Australian edition of 60 Minutes will feature a profile and exclusive interview with Helen Mirren, just in time for the theatrical release of “The Hundred-Foot Journey”. Karl Stefanovic sits down with Dame Helen to talk about her life and movie career – the latter started in Australia with Michael Powell’s “Age of Consent” in 1969. Check back for a transcript of the interview.

Jul 23, 2014

Academy and Olivier Award winner Helen Mirren says that she will reprise her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in a Broadway run of Peter Morgan’s The Audience, which played a celebrated, sold-out London run last year, according to the Daily Mail. Mirren stated that rehearsals will get underway in mid-January 2015 with previews to begin in February. A March opening is expected. An official announcement of a Broadway production has …

May 9, 2014

Simon Curtis is set to join forces once again with BBC Films, the British public broadcaster’s movie unit, to direct Woman In Gold, starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl. Shooting this month in the U.K., Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann, a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to retrieve several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were stolen from her family during WWII.

Apr 17, 2014

Helen Mirren is in talks to co-star with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara. Considered one of the great screenwriters of his time, Trumbo saw his career come to a halt when he was blacklisted after he …

Feb 16, 2014

This year, BAFTA’s highest accolade, the Academy Fellowship, was presented to Dame Helen Mirren, in recognition of her exceptional contribution to film. John Willis, Chairman of BAFTA, described Mirren as “one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation” and exuded that her incredibly successful career is testament to the determination, dedication and skill she brings to each of her roles. Upon hearing the news, Mirren herself said; “This is …

Jan 28, 2014

Helen Mirren will be presented with a fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The organization’s highest honor, the fellowship is given to Mirren in recognition of her “exceptional contribution” to film. She will receive the honor Feb. 16 during the British Academy film awards. “This is the greatest professional honor I can imagine, certainly one I never dreamt of as a …

Jan 18, 2014

Congratulations to Helen Mirren for winning the Screen Actors Guild Award as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Phil Spector”. This has been Helen’s tenth nomination and fourth win. She has received the coveted trophy before as Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble for “Gosford Park”, Best Actress for “The Queen” and Best Television Actress for “Elizabeth I.” Here is a transcript of …

Jan 17, 2014

There’s actually an honor out there Dame Helen Mirren hadn’t yet received — but she’s taking care of that now. The actress has been named the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, an annual recognition by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest theatrical organization. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many A-list entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie …