Knowledge Identifier: +Helen_Mirren
Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the latter half of the 1960s
In 1970, the director/producer John Goldschmidt made a documentary film, "Doing Her Own Thing", about Mirren during her time with the Royal Shakespeare Company
She rejoined the RSC, playing Lady Macbeth at Stratford in 1974 and at the Aldwych Theatre in 1975
Nigel Davenport - In the 1974 BBC production of Shaw's "Apple Cart", he excelled as the very shavian King Magnus, with Prunella Scales and a young Helen Mirren in supporting roles
At the RSC in Stratford in 1977, and at the Aldwych the following year, she played a steely Queen Margaret in Terry Hands' production of the three parts of "Henry VI", while 1979 saw her 'bursting with grace', and winning acclaim for her performance as Isabella in Peter Gill's production of "Measure for Measure" at Riverside Studios
Mirren lived with actor Liam Neeson during the early 1980s
Alun Armstrong (actor) - In 1983, he played Ralph Trapdoor in "The Roaring Girl" starring Helen Mirren
Mirren married American director Taylor Hackford on 31 December 1997, his 53rd birthday
Mirren played the no-nonsense police detective Jane Tennison on the praised ITV series "Prime Suspect" for a total of seven seasons from 1991 to 2006, and won numerous awards for the role, including BAFTA and Emmy awards
Lynda La Plante - In 1991 ITV released "Prime Suspect" which has now run to seven series and stars Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison
A further stage breakthrough came in 1994, in an Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production bound for the West End, when Bill Bryden cast her as Natalya Petrovna in Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country"
Alessandro Nivola - After college, Nivola debuted on Broadway in 1995 as the young lover of Helen Mirren in "A Month in the Country"
Tom Hooper (director) - The two-part serial was the first "Prime Suspect" instalment to be made since 1995, when star Helen Mirren quit
Tom Hooper - The two-part serial was the first "Prime Suspect" instalment to be made since 1995, when star Helen Mirren quit
Taylor Hackford - Hackford has been married to Academy *award-winning actress Helen Mirren since 1997
Mirren had an unhappy experience at the National Theatre in 1998 when she played Cleopatra to Alan Rickman's Antony
In 2000 Nicholas Hytner, who had worked with Mirren on the film version of "The Madness of King George", cast her as Lady Torrance in his revival of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" at the Donmar Warehouse in London
Tom Hooper (director) - Into the 2000s, Hooper directed the major BBC costume dramas "Love in a Cold Climate" and "Daniel Deronda" , and was selected to helm the 2003 revival of ITV's "Prime Suspect" series, starring Helen Mirren
Julie Walters - In 2003, Walters starred as a widow determined to make some good come out of her husband's death from cancer in "Calendar Girls", which starred Helen Mirren and Ciarán Hinds; in 2005, Walters again starred as inspirational real-life figure Marie Stubbs in the ITV1 drama "Ahead of the Class"
Tom Hooper - In 2005, Hooper was asked by Helen Mirren to direct the Company Pictures/HBO Films two-part serial "Elizabeth I", in which she was starring
Ian Richardson - Dame Helen Mirren dedicated her 2006 Best Actress BAFTA *award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the film "The Queen" to Ian Richardson
Earl Cameron (actor) - In 2006 he appeared in a cameo as a painter in the film "The Queen", alongside Helen Mirren
In 2007 she claimed director Michael Winner had treated her "like a piece of meat" at a casting call in 1964
Tania Mallet - According to her cousin Helen Mirren's 2007 memoir, Mallet was a "loyal and generous person" who was supporting her mother and paying for her brothers' education with her income as a model
Hugh Laurie - He would later go on to speak in French while presenting an Emmy with Dame Helen Mirren, and has since been nominated in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
Nigel Barker (photographer) - Nigel appeared as a celebrity judge for the 2008 Miss America Pageant and had cameo roles on several TV series including, The Young & The Restless, Privileged, Stylista, Style Her Famous and Ugly Betty, as well as a cameo role in the feature film "Arthur" , with Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Nick Nolte and Helen Mirren
Margaret Tyzack - In 2009, she appeared alongside Helen Mirren in "Phedre" at the Royal National Theatre
In preparation for her role as a retired Israeli Mossad agent in the film "The Debt", Mirren reportedly immersed herself in studies of Hebrew language, Jewish history, and Holocaust writing, including the life of Simon Wiesenthal, while in Israel in 2009 for the filming of some of the movie's scenes
Sam Riley - He played the role of Pinkie Brown in "Brighton Rock" alongside Helen Mirren, released February 4, 2011
She played Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock", about the making of "Psycho"
On 15 February 2013, at the Gielgud Theatre she began a turn as Elizabeth II in the World Premiere of Peter Morgan's "The Audience"
Nathaniel Parker - Parker returned to the stage in 2013 for the Westend production of "The Audience", starring Dame Helen Mirren, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry
The Hundred-Foot Journey (film) - On June 3, 2013, Helen Mirren was in negotiations to join the cast
Dylan Baker - In November 2014 it was announced that Baker will join Helen Mirren on Broadway in "The Audience"
In 2015 she won the Tony award for Best Actress in a Play, after two previous nominations, for her performance in "The Audience", in which she portrayed Elizabeth II. "The Audience" was written by Peter Morgan, who wrote "The Queen"
Simon Curtis (filmmaker) - In 2015, Curtis directed and executive produced the biographical film " Woman in Gold", starring Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann, a Holocaust survivor attempting to recover a portrait of her aunt painted by Gustav Klimt which was stolen from her family by the Nazis and had eventually become property of the government of Austria, and closely connected to Austrian identity
Iain Softley - Other film credits include: "Inkheart", from Cornelia Funke's best-selling book, with Helen Mirren, Paul_Bettany and Jim_Broadbent; "Trap for Cinderella," starring Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Roach, which Softley adapted and directed from Sebastien_Japrisot (Sébastien_Japrisot)'s French crime novel; and "Curve" starring Julianne Hough, produced by Blumhouse Productions and released by Universal Pictures in 2016
In 2019, she appeared in the ensemble film "Berlin, I Love You" and the French crime thriller film "Anna", the latter directed and written by Luc Besson