Helen Mirren Biography
Helen Mirren who’s real name is Helen Lydia Mironoff, is an English actress. She was born on 26th July 1945 in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom. Her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the movie the Queen made her famous.
Helen Mirren Age
She was born on 26th July 1945 in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom.
Helen Mirren Husband
On 31 December 1997 Mirren got married by American director, Taylor Hackford at the Aredesier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. They had met on the set of White Nights. It is her first marriage, and Taylor Hackford’s third. From his previous marriages,Taylor Hackford has two children.
Helen Mirren Children
Since this is her first time in marriage she has no children from past relationships though she adds to say that she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever”.
Helen Mirren Education Background
Mirren attended Hamlet Court primary school in Westcliff-on-Sea, where she had the lead role in a school production of Hansel and Gretel and St Bernard’s High School for Girls in Southend-on-Sea. She also acted in school productions. Later, she attended a teaching college, the New College of Speech and Drama in London.
Helen Mirren Acting Career
Helen begun her career in acting while she was still in primary school through to high school. At the age of eighteen she auditioned for the National Youth Theater (NYT) and was accepted. By age 20, she was playing Cleopatra in the NYT production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Old Vic, which led to her signing with the agent Al Parker.
As a result of her work for the National Youth Theater, Mirren was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). In the period she was with RSC, she played Castiza in Trevor Nunn’s 1966 staging of The Revenger’s Tragedy, Diana in All’s Well That Ends Well (1967), Cressida in the movie Troilus and Cressida (1968), Rosalind in As You Like It (1968), Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1970), Tatiana in Gorky’s Enemies at the Aldwych (1971), and the lead title role in Miss Julie at The Other Place in 1971. Mirren also appeared in four productions, directed by Braham Murray for Century Theatre at the University Theatre in Manchester, between 1965 and 1967.
In 1970, the director/producer John Goldschmidt made a documentary film, Doing Her Own Thing which is about Mirren during her time with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This film was made for ATV and shown on the ITV Network in the UK. In 1972 and 1973, she worked with Peter Brook’s International Center for Theater Research, and joined the group’s tour in North Africa and the US, during which they created The Conference of the Birds. Mirren later rejoined the RSC, playing Lady Macbeth at Stratford in 1974 and at the Aldwych Theatre in 1975.
Helen Mirren Caligula
In 1979 an Italian-American erotic and historical drama film called Caliguula was released. This film would be focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. Mirren played the role of Caligula’s wife, Caesonia. There were nude scenes and she says that she didn’t mind shooting them because everyone on set was naked.
“I was pretty young when I made that—not physically so much as experienced in film. And you know what? It was a great experience. It was like being sent down to Dante’s Inferno in many ways.” She told ‘The New York Times’
Helen Mirren Tattoo
Mirren has a tattoo on her left hand, interlocking ‘love thy neighbour’ among tattoo artists – and for the her it is a daily reminder of the importance of tolerance.
Helen Mirren Photo
Helen Mirren Autobiography
Mirren’s autobiography, In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures, was published in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in September 2007.
Helen Mirren Religion
Mirren stated in an interview in 1990 that she is an atheist. In the August 2011 issue of Esquire magazine, Mirren said, “I am quite spiritual. I believed in fairies when I was a child. I still do sort of believe in the fairies. And the leprechauns. But I don’t believe in God.”
Helen Mirren Net Worth
Helen Mirren has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
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Helen Mirren Movies and TV Shows
|1975||Caesar and Claretta||Claretta Petacci||TV film|
|1977||The Country Wife||Margery Pinchwife||BBC Play of the Month|
|1978||As You Like It||Rosalind||BBC Television Shakespeare|
|1979||ITV Playhouse||Joanne||Episode: “The Quiz Kid”|
|S.O.S. Titanic||Mary Sloan||TV film|
|1982||Cymbeline||Imogen||BBC Television Shakespeare|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Maddie Duncan||Episode: “Dead Woman’s Shoes”|
|1987||Faerie Tale Theatre||Princess Amelia||Episode: “The Little Mermaid”|
|1989||Red King, White Knight||Anna||TV film|
|1991–2006||Prime Suspect||Jane Tennison||15 episodes|
|1996||Losing Chase||Chase Phillips||TV film|
|1997||Painted Lady||Maggie Sheridan||Miniseries|
|1998||Tracey Takes On…||Professor Horen||Episode: “Culture”|
|1999||The Passion of Ayn Rand||Ayn Rand||TV film|
|2002||Door to Door||Mrs. Porter||TV film|
|Georgetown||Annabelle Garrison||TV film|
|2003||The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone||Karen Stone||TV film|
|2005||Third Watch||Annie Foster||Episode: “Revelations”|
|Elizabeth I||Queen Elizabeth I||Miniseries|
|2010||Saturday Night Live||Herself||Episode: “Bryan Cranston/Kanye West”|
|2011||Saturday Night Live||Herself (host)||Episode: “Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters”|
|2012||Glee||Becky’s Inner Voice||Uncredited voice role; 2 episodes|
|2013||Phil Spector||Linda Kenney Baden||TV film|
|2015–present||Documentary Now!||Herself (host)||13 episodes|
|2017||World War One Remembered: Passchendaele||Herself (host)||Miniseries|
Helen Mirren Movies – Helen Mirren Films
- 1996: Press for Time as Penelope Squires.
- 1967: Herostratus as Advert Woman
- 1968: A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hermia
- 1969: Age of Consent as Cora Ryan
- 1970: Red Hot Shot
- 1972: Savage Messiah as Gosh Boyle
- 1972: Miss Julie as Miss Julie
- 1973: O Lucky Man! as Patricia
- 1976: Hamlet as Ophelia/Gertrude
- 1979: Caligula as Caesonia
- 1980: Hussy as Beaty
- 1980: The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu as Alice Rage
- 1980: The Long Good Friday as Victoria
- 1981: Excalibur as Morgana
- 1984: Cal as Marcella
- 1984: 2010 as Tanya Kirbuk
- 1985: Heavenly Pursuits as Ruth Chancellor
- 1985: Coming Through as Frieda von Richthofen Weekley
- 1985: White Nights as Galina Ivanova
- 1986: The Mosquito Coast as Mother Fox
- 1988: Pascali’s Island as Lydia Neuman
- 1989: When the Whales Came as Clemmie Jenkins
- 1989: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Georgina Spica
- 1990: Bethune: The Making of a Hero as Frances Penny Bethune
- 1990: The Comfort of Strangers as Caroline
- 1991: Where Angels Fear to Tread as Lilia Herriton
- 1993: The Hawk as Annie Marsh
- 1993: Royal Deceit as Geruth
- 1994: The Madness of King George as Queen Charlotte
- 1994: Children of God as the Narrator (Documentary)
- 1995: The Snow Queen as Snow Queen (Voice role)
- 1996: Some Mother’s Son as Kathleen Quigley
- 1997: Critical Care as Stella
- 1998: The Prince of Egypt as The Queen (Voice Role)
- 1999: Teaching Mrs. Tingle as Mrs. Eve Tingle
- 2000: Greenfingers as Georgina Woodhouse
- 2001: The Pledge as Doctor
- 2001: No Such Thing as The Boss
- 2001: Happy Birthday as Distinguished Woman
- 2001: Last Orders as Amy
- 2001: Gosford Park as Mrs. Wilson
- 2003: Calendar Girls as Chris Harper
- 2004: The Clearing as Eileen Hayes
- 2004: Raising Helen as Dominique
- 2005: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as Deep Thought (Voice Role)
- 2005: Shadowboxer as Rose
- 2006: The Queen as Queen Elizabeth II
- 2007: National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Emily Appleton
- 2008: Inkheart as Elinor Loredan
- 2009: State of Play as Cameron Lynne
- 2009: The Last Station as Sofya Tolstoy
- 2010: Love Ranch as Grace Bontempo
- 2010: The Tempest as Prospera
- 2010: Brighton Rock as Ida
- 2010: RED as Victoria Winslow
- 2010: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hooleas Nyra
- 2011: Arthur as Lillian Hobson
- 2011: The Debt as Rachel Singer
- 2012: The Door as Emerenc
- 2012: Hitchcock as Alma Reville
- 2013: Monsters University as Dean Hardscrabble
- 2013: RED 2 as Victoria Winslow
- 2014: The Hundred-Foot Journey as Madame Mallory
- 2015: Woman in Gold as Maria Altmann
- 2015: Eye in the Sky as Colonel Katherine Powell
- 2015: Unity as Narrator (Documentary)
- 2015: Trumbo as Hedda Hopper
- 2016: Collateral Beauty as Brigitte
- 2017: Cries from Syria as Narrator (Documentary)
- 2017: The Fate of the Furious as Magdalene Shaw
- 2017: The Leisure Seeker as Ella
- 2018: Winchester as Sarah Winchester
- 2018: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as Mother Ginger
Helen Mirren TV Shows
- 1975: Caesar and Claretta as Claretta Petacci
- 1977: The Country Wife as Margery Pinchwife
- 1978: As You Like It as Rosalind
- 1979: ITV Playhouse as Joanne
- 1979: S.O.S. Titanic as Mary Sloan
- 1982: Cymbeline as Imogen
- 1985: The Twilight Zone as Maddie Duncan
- 1987: Faerie Tale Theatre as Princess Amelia
- 1989: Red King, White Knight as Anna
- 1991–2006: Prime Suspect as Jane Tennison
- 1996: Losing Chase as Chase Phillips
- 1998: Tracey Takes On… as Professor Horen
- 1999: The Passion of Ayn Rand as Ayn Rand
- 2002: Door to Door as Mrs. Porter
- 2002: Georgetown as Annabelle Garrison
- 2003: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone as Karen Stone
- 2005: Third Watch as Annie Foster
- 2005: Elizabeth I as Queen Elizabeth I.
- 2012: Glee as Becky’s Inner Voice
- 2013: Phil Spector as Linda Kenney Baden
- 2015– Present: She hosts Documentary Now!
- 2017: Host of the World War One Remembered: Passchendaele
Helen Mirren Awards
- 2007: Academy Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2007: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, The Queen
- 2002: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gosford Park
- 2007: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, The Queen
- 2007: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Queen.
- 1984: Cannes Best Actress Award
- 1995: Cannes Best Actress Award. The Madness of King George
- 2002: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Gosford Park
- 2007: Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, The Queen.
- 2015: Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, The Audience
- 2014: BAFTA Fellowship
- 2002: Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
- 2006: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motiohe Queen, The Queen
- 2007: European Film Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2013: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, The Audience
- 2006: New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2007: National Society of Film Critics Award for BestActress, The Queen
- 1997: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Prime Suspect 5.
- 2015: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, The Audience.
- 1994: British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Prime Suspect
- 1993: British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Prime Suspect
- 1992: British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Prime Suspect
- 2003: Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Door to Door
- 2006: National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, The Queen.
- 2002: Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, Gosford Park
- 2002: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress,Gosford Park
- 2012: European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award
- 2006: Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: British Independent Film Award – The Variety Award
- 2015: Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award
- 2006: Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2013: Empire Legend Award
- 2007: Glamour Award for Outstanding Contribution
- 2006: Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2007: London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year,The Queen
- 2014: Glamour Award for Icons
- 2006: Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2015: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, The Audience
- 2006: San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2014: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Play, The Audience
- 2006: Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2005: San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, The Queen
- 2006: Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress,The Queen
- 1995: Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance, A Month in the Country
Helen Mirren Interview
Helen Mirren News
Helen Mirren news: Star, 72, admits she accepts death as she recalls naked movie scenes.
Updated on: Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Dame Helen Mirren has spoken out about her feelings on accepting her own mortality in a candid interview, as she looked back on how Hollywood has changed over the years.
The 72-year-old spoke frankly in a recent interview, as she opened up about the idea of passing away.
Revealing that she accepted her own fate, Dame Helen went on to appear to encourage others to do the same.
In an interview with the i newspaper, The Leisure Seeker actress was quizzed about her views on the prospect of her death.
She said: “[Death is] as much a part of life as anything else.”
Insisting that death shouldn’t be ignored, the star went on: “We are all headed in that direction, sorry to tell you! It’s gonna happen.
“So one might as well confront it, and what better time to confront it than the latter part of your life?”
The Elizabeth I actress also spoke about her awareness that death was a real possibility at all stages of life.
“As you travel through life, you do realise that you lose friends and colleagues and death becomes a part of your life and that happens at every age,” she continued.
“It’s not just what happens to older people.”
Meanwhile, Dame Helen also reflected on the amount of privacy that existed in Hollywood, of which she claimed there was minimal.
“There used to be an understanding of privacy,” she said. “There is no understanding of privacy now.”
“Privacy is completely gone.”
The star expanded on her point as she compared modern day nude scenes to those of the past.
Hinting that social media and the internet could be to blame, she said: “Random people taking photos, e-mails being hacked, people doing screen grabs… it used to be if you did a nude scene, for example, closed set, no photography.
“Now they [take] a screen shot from the movie and put it on the internet, for everybody to see.”
The Calendar Girls actress, who has been decorated with an accolade of awards over the years including the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting gong, has gone topless for some films in the past.
Dame Helen has previously spilled that she felt “embarrassed and mortified” about performing in the scenes.
Explaining that she had agreed to appear in the scenes as it was part of the script, she said: “You either agree to the script or you don’t.
“And if you have agreed to the rest of it, then you have agreed to that.”
Revealing how she marked a difference between love and nude scenes, she continued: “A nude scene is something else, and my approach to it was I am embarrassed and mortified but I want to liberate myself.
“It is never necessary really unless you are doing a movie about nudism. It is always gratuitous.”
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