On June 1, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players. Christopher Plummer will present The Shakespeare Medal to Dame Helen Mirren. The Shakespeare Medal is awarded in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the appreciation of the Bard. Previous recipients include Professor Harold Bloom, Claire Bloom, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Peter Hall, Christopher Plummer, Michael Kahn, Richard Easton, and Sir Kenneth Branagh.
To celebrate Helen’s Broadway success with “The Audience”, details on all of her stage performances from the 1980s have been added. While this decade will be remembered best for a couple of iconic screen performances, Helen was equally busy in the theatre, playing both Jacobean tragedy (The Duchess of Malfi), provocative new plays (Extremities) as well as Cleopatra, Madame Bovary and Arthur Miller’s Two-Way Mirror. To learn more about each performance, read the career pages. Production stills, rehearsals pictures and programmes have been added to the photo gallery. Helen’s theatre work in the 1990s will be covered next.
Helen’s a winner these days, picking up an Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Play, as well as the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award as Favorite Actress in a Play, both for “The Audience”. Let’s hope this is the road to the Tonys Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery. And just in time for her current success on Broadway, Helen’s theatre work will be spotlighted and updated throughout the next weeks.
The “Prime Suspect” coverage comes to an end with the spotlight on the final series, 2006’s “The Final Act”. The conclusion of this iconic series won Helen another Primetime Emmy Award as well as a Golden Globe nomination. To learn more about this episode, visit the career page. Stills, promotionals and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Four clips have been added to the video archive.