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Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (39%), United Kingdom (36%), France (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Taylor Hackford, Elizabeth II, Tom Hooper

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, Middlesex University, St Bernard's High School for Girls, GQ

 

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Helen Mirren was born in 1945 add something


1950

His son, Helen Mirren's father, changed the family name to Mirren in the 1950s and became known as Basil Mirren add something


1960

Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the latter half of the 1960s add something

 

Gemma Craven - Gemma Craven's family moved from Dublin to England in 1960, and she attended the same school as Helen Mirren, St Bernard's Convent High School for Girls in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex


1965

She appeared in four productions, directed by Braham Murray for Century Theatre at the University Theatre in Manchester, between 1965 and 1967 add something


1970

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 add something

 

Making her West End stage debut in the 1970s, Mirren returned to the London stage most recently in 2013, playing Queen Elizabeth II for the second time in a play titled "The Audience" add something


1971

Cousin Bette - Margaret Tyzack played the role of Bette in the five part serial "Cousin Bette" made in 1971 by the BBC, which starred Helen Mirren as Valérie Marneffe


1972

In 1972 and 1973, Mirren worked with Peter Brook's International Centre for Theatre Research, and joined the group's tour in North Africa and the US, during which they created "The Conference of the Birds" add something


1974

She rejoined the RSC, playing Lady Macbeth at Stratford in 1974 and at the Aldwych Theatre in 1975 add something

 

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


1975

At the Royal Court Theatre in September 1975, she played the role of a rock star named Maggie in "Teeth 'n' Smiles", a musical play by David Hare; she reprised the role the following year in a revival of the play at Wyndham's Theatre in May 1976 add something


1976

In 1976, she appeared with Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates and Malcolm McDowell in a production of Harold Pinter's "The Collection" as part of the "Laurence Olivier Presents" series add something


1977

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 add something


1980

Mirren lived with actor Liam Neeson during the early 1980s add something


1981

In 1981, she returned to the Royal Court for the London premiere of Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" add something

 

Fionnula Flanagan - Flanagan appeared with Helen Mirren in "Some Mother's Son", written and directed by Terry George, as the militantly supportive mother of a Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger striker in 1981


1983

Alun Armstrong (actor) - In 1983, he played Ralph Trapdoor in "The Roaring Girl" starring Helen Mirren


1985

White Nights (1985 film) - "'White Nights"' is a 1985 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Twyla Tharp and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella Rossellini


1986

Mirren married American director Taylor Hackford on 31 December 1997, his 53rd birthday add something

 

The Mosquito Coast - "'The Mosquito Coast"' is a 1986 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre_Gregory, and River Phoenix


1988

Barry Unsworth - A film version directed by James Dearden, starring Charles Dance, Helen Mirren, and Ben Kingsley, as the title character, was released in 1988


1990

In 1990, Mirren stated in an interview that she is an atheist add something

 

Natasha Richardson - Her performances opposite Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway in "The Handmaid's Tale" and Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Helen Mirren in "The Comfort of Strangers" won her the 1990 "Evening Standard" British Film *award for Best Actress


 

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 add something

 

Lynda La Plante - In 1991 ITV released "Prime Suspect" which has now run to seven series and stars Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison


1994

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" add something


 

Mirren was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony award as Best Actress : in 1995 for her Broadway debut in "A Month in the Country", now directed by Scott Ellis add something

 

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


1996

Terry George - He wrote the screenplay for and directed the film "Some Mother's Son", starring Helen Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan, for which he was named Young European Director of the Year, in 1996


1997

Taylor Hackford - Hackford has been married to Academy *award-winning actress Helen Mirren since 1997


1998

Mirren had an unhappy experience at the National Theatre in 1998 when she played Cleopatra to Alan Rickman's Antony add something

 

Sean Mathias - Other London directorial credits include "Antony and Cleopatra", starring Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren, in 1998, and Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer" with Sheila Gish in 1999

 

Alan Rickman - His previous stage performance was as Mark Antony, opposite Helen Mirren as Cleopatra, in the Royal National Theatre's production of "Antony and Cleopatra" at the Olivier Theatre in London, which ran from 20 October to 3 December 1998


1999

Nathaniel Branden - The book was made into a motion picture in 1999 titled "The Passion of Ayn Rand", starring Helen Mirren as Rand and Eric Stoltz as Branden

 

Teaching Mrs. Tingle - The film stars Helen Mirren, Katie_Holmes, Marisa Coughlan, Barry Watson, and Jeffrey Tambor and was released on August 20, 1999


2000

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 add something

 

Tom Hooper - 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 (ITV_(TV_network))'s "Prime Suspect" series, starring Helen Mirren

 

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


2001

Sean Mathias - Mathias' career moved to New York, where, in 2001, he directed McKellen and Helen Mirren in August Strindberg's "Dance of Death"


2002

Then again in 2002 for August Strindberg's "Dance of Death", co-starring with Sir Ian McKellen, their fraught rehearsal period coinciding with the terrorist attacks on New York on 11 September 2001 add something


2003

In 2003, she received a damehood for services to the performing arts at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace add something

 

At the National Theatre in November 2003 she again won praise playing Christine Mannon in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" directed by Howard Davies add something

 

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"

 

Amber Valletta - In 2003, she played as Celine in Danny DeVito's "Duplex", starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, she played as Meline in "Raising Helen" , opposite Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Abigail Breslin, and Helen Mirren


2005

She played Elizabeth I in 2005, in the television serial "Elizabeth I", for Channel 4 and HBO, for which she received an Emmy Award add something

 

Francesco Vezzoli - His "Trailer for the Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula" , featuring Courtney Love as the title character, along with Helen Mirren, Benicio_del_Toro, Milla Jovovich and Vidal himself, was his entry at the 2005 Venice Biennale, when he and Giuseppe Penone represented Italy

 

Nigel Williams (author) - His most successful work to date has been the 2005 TV drama "Elizabeth I", being himself nominated for an Emmy Award for his script and winning multiple awards for the film and its star, Helen Mirren

 

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

 

Jeremy Irons - In 2005, Irons starred opposite Helen Mirren in the historical miniseries "Elizabeth I", for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor

 

Elizabeth I (TV miniseries) - "'Elizabeth I"' is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England


2006

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

 

Cherie Blair - Played by Helen McCrory, Blair features as a character in the "The Queen" , starring Helen Mirren, about the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and is portrayed as a fierce anti-monarchist

 

CineVegas - The 2006 fest honored Helen Mirren, Sylvester_Stallone, Christina Ricci, Taylor Hackford and Laurence Fishburne


2007

In 2007 she claimed director Michael Winner had treated her "like a piece of meat" at a casting call in 1964 add something

 

Mirren's autobiography, "In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures", was published in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in September 2007 add something

 

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

 

Eliza Bennett - Bennett beat out hundreds of girls for the coveted part, and in early 2007 was in Italy making the film with Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany and Helen Mirren

 

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

 

Will Young - Together with Dame Helen Mirren, Helena_Bonham_Carter and Martin Freeman, Young appeared in a series of advertisements during the Christmas period 2007 for &Oxfam; "Oxfam Unwrapped"

 

Lana Marks - When she won an Academy Award in 2007, Helen Mirren carried her handbag, a Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch, to the stage to accept her Oscar

 

Lana Marks - When she won an Academy Award in 2007, Helen Mirren carried her handbag, a Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch, to the stage to accept her Oscar

 

Marianne Faithfull - At the 20th annual European Film *awards ceremony held in Berlin, on 1 December 2007, Faithfull lost to Helen Mirren


2008

In a "GQ" interview in 2008, Mirren stated she had been date raped as a student and had often taken cocaine at parties in her 20s, and until the 1980s add something

 

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

 

Julie Taymor - Most recently, in November 2008, Taymor directed a film version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest", released in December 2010 starring Helen Mirren, Alfred_Molina, Djimon Hounsou and Ben Whishaw


2009

She played the tragic title role in Jean Racine's "Phèdre" at the National in 2009, in a production directed by Nicholas Hytner add something

 

Leo Tolstoy - A 2009 film about Tolstoy's final year, "The Last Station", based on the novel by Jay Parini, was made by director Michael Hoffman with Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy and Helen Mirren as Sofya Tolstoya

 

Dominic Cooper - In 2009 he played Hippolytus in "Phedre" at the National Theatre alongside Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack

 

Margaret Tyzack - In 2009, she appeared alongside Helen Mirren in "Phedre" at the Royal National Theatre

 

Phedre - A new English adaptation at the Royal National Theatre premiered in June 2009, with a cast including Helen Mirren as Phèdre and Margaret Tyzack as Oenone


2010

On 11 May 2010, Mirren attended the unveiling of her waxwork at Madame Tussauds London add something

 

Joe Pesci - He starred in the 2010 brothel drama "Love Ranch", alongside Helen Mirren

 

Herta Ware - She starred in the sci-fi film "2010" in 1984 alongside Roy Scheider and Helen Mirren

 

Love Ranch - "'Love Ranch"' is a 2010 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Helen Mirren, Joe_Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon and Bryan Cranston

 

Arthur Bach - On April 22, 2010 it was announced that Helen Mirren would star opposite Brand, taking on John Gielgud's part

 

Arthur (1981 film) - On April 22, 2010 it was announced that Helen Mirren would star opposite Brand, taking on John Gielgud's part


2011

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 add something

 

Mirren hosted "Saturday Night Live" on 9 April 2011 add something

 

In the August 2011 issue of "Esquire" magazine, Mirren said, "I am quite spiritual add something

 

Jane Goldman - She was a co-writer who helped adapt the 2011 drama-thriller "The Debt", starring Helen Mirren, and wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film adaptation of Susan Hill's novel "The Woman in Black"

 

Sam Riley - He played the role of Pinkie Brown in "Brighton Rock" alongside Helen Mirren, released February 4, 2011


2012

She played Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock", about the making of "Psycho" add something

 

Sacha Gervasi - In 2012, Gervasi rewrote and directed "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh

 

Anthony Perkins - Perkins was portrayed by British actor James D'Arcy in the 2012 biographical drama Hitchcock , which starred Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as Alma Reville

 

Kerry Condon - She appeared as Masha, a Tolstoian, in "The Last Station," a film about the last months of Tolstoy's life with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer before playing jockey Rosie Shanahan in 2012's "Luck"

 

Ralph Macchio - In April 2012, Macchio was cast in the film "Hitchcock", based on the non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho", co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Jessica_Biel and Toni Collette, and directed by Sacha Gervasi

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - On 2 December 2012, Showbiz411 stated that Colin Firth and Helen Mirren may join the ensemble cast of the film


2013

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" add something

 

Mirren was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the "Guardian" in March 2013 add something

 

In April 2013, she was awarded best actress at the Laurence Olivier awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience" add something

 

In August 2013, Mirren was announced as one of several new models for Marks & Spencer's 'Womanism' campaign add something

 

Lee Byung-hun - Lee co-starred in the American film "RED 2" , the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy hit "RED", alongside Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich

 

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

 

Phil Spector - "Phil Spector", a 2013 HBO film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Al Pacino and Dame Helen Mirren, depicted a fictionalized account of the murder and trials

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey (film) - On June 3, 2013, Helen Mirren was in negotiations to join the cast


2014

In 2014, she appeared opposite Indian actor Om Puri in the comedy-drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey" add something

 

Chuck Close - "Vanity Fair's" 20th Annual Hollywood edition in March 2014 featured a portfolio of 20 Polaroid portraits of movie stars shot by Close, including Robert DeNiro, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren, Julia_Roberts and Oprah Winfrey

 

Woman in Gold - On 15 May 2014, Tatiana Maslany was cast in a principal role as the younger version of Helen Mirren's character, appearing in the WWII flashbacks

 

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" add something

 

Hedda Hopper - In 2015, Helen Mirren will portray Hopper in the upcoming film "Trumbo", directed by Jay Roach

 

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

 

Charlotte Rampling - On November 14, 2015, Rampling joined Kate Winslet, Jane Fonda, Carey Mulligan, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren, Jennifer_Lawrence, and Cate Blanchett, in the The Hollywood Reporter annual Actress Roundtable

 

Collateral Beauty - On December 1, 2015, Variety reported that Helen Mirren was in early talks to join the film, with filming expected to begin early 2016 in New York City


2016

In 2016, Mirren was cast as Mother Ginger in Disney's adaptation of "The Nutcracker" titled "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" add something

 

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


2017

In 2017, Mirren narrated "Cries from Syria", a documentary film about the Syrian Civil War, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky add something


2019

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 add something