Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren has won international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen in 2006, she received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She was also named Best Actress by virtually every critics organization from Los Angeles to London. In 2014 she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship for her outstanding career in film. On television she played the title role in Elizabeth I for which she won Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.
Mirren began her career in the role of Cleopatra at the National Youth Theatre. She then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she starred in such productions as Troilus and Cressida and Macbeth. In 1972, she joined renowned director Peter Brooks Theatre Company and toured the world. Since then her theatre work has spanned numerous productions in the West End, the Fringe, the RSC, the National Theatre and Broadway, including A Month in the Country, for which she received a Tony nomination, and The Dance of Death opposite Ian McKellen. Subsequent productions include Orpheus Descending at the Donmar Warehouse and Mourning Becomes Electra at the National, for which she received an Olivier Best Actress Award nomination. She returned to the National in 2009 in the title role of Racine Phedre directed by Nicholas Hytner. This made history when it became the first theatre production to be filmed for "NTLive" and was seen in cinemas throughout the world. In her most recent performance in 2013 in London's West End, she reprised her role of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by Stephen Daldry, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress. She reprised the role on Broadway for which she received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

In 2013 she starred alongside Anthony Hopkins in the film Hitchcock, and with Al Pacino in HBO's "Phil Spector," for which she won a SAG Award for her performance. On television she earned an Emmy and three BAFTAs for playing Jane Tennison in the multi award-winning series "Prime Suspect." Her other television includes "Losing Chase," for which she won a Golden Globe Award, "The Passion of Ayn Rand," for which she won a Emmy Award, "Door to Door" and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone."

Helen Mirren became a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.

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Original Broadway Production, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II

[West End]
Queen Elizabeth II

Broadway Revival, 2001

Broadway Revival, 1995
Natalya Petrovna

Helen Mirren Movies

[1967]Herostratus Advert Woman

[1968]A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia

[1969]Age of Consent Cora

[1972]Savage Messiah Gosh Boyle

[1976]Hamlet Ophelia, Gertrude

[1979]Caligula Caesonia

[1980]The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Alice Rage

[1980]Hussy Beaty

[1980]The Long Good Friday Victoria

[1981]Excalibur Morgana

[1984]2010: The Year We Make Contact Tanya Kirbuk

[1984]Cal Marcella

[1985]White Nights Galina Ivanova

[1986]The Gospel According to Vic Ruth Chancellor

[1986]The Mosquito Coast Mother

[1988]Pascali's Island Lydia Neuman

[1989]When the Whales Came Clemmie Jenkins

[1989]The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Georgina

[1990]Bethune: The Making of a Hero Frances Penny Bethune

[1990]The Comfort of Strangers Caroline

[1991]Where Angels Fear to Tread Lilia Herriton

[1993]The Hawk Annie Marsh

[1994]Royal Deceit Geruth

[1994]The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte

[1995]The Snow Queen Snow Queen

[1996]Some Mother's Son Kathleen Quigley

[1997]Critical Care Stella

[1998]The Prince of Egypt The Queen

[1999]Teaching Mrs. Tingle Mrs. Tingle

[2000]Greenfingers Georgina Woodhouse

[2001]Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson

[2001]Last Orders Amy

[2001]The Pledge Doctor

[2001]No Such Thing The Boss

[2003]Calendar Girls Chris

[2004]Raising Helen Dominique

[2004]The Clearing Eileen Hayes

[2005]Shadowboxer Rose, Mikey's'stepmother

[2005]The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deep Thought

[2006]The Queen The Queen

[2007]National Treasure: Book of Secrets Emily Appleton

[2008]Inkheart Elinor

[2009]State of Play Cameron Lynne

[2009]Phèdre Phèdre

[2009]The Last Station Sofya

[2010]The Debt Rachel Singer

[2010]The Tempest Prospera

[2010]Brighton Rock Ida

[2010]RED Victoria

[2010]Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Nyra

[2010]Love Ranch Grace Bontempo

[2011]Arthur Hobson

[2012]Hitchcock Alma Reville

[2012]The Door Emerenc

[2013]RED 2 Victoria

[2013]Monsters University Dean Hardscrabble

[2013]The Audience Queen Elizabeth II

[2014]The Hundred-Foot Journey Madame Mallory

[2015]Trumbo Hedda Hopper

[2015]Eye in the Sky Colonel Katherine Powell

[2015]Woman in Gold Maria Altmann

[2016]Collateral Beauty Brigitte

[2017]The Leisure Seeker Ella Spencer

[2018]The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mother Ginger

[2018]Winchester Sarah Winchester

[2019]Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Queenie

[2019]Anna Olga

[2019]The Good Liar Betty McLeish

[2019]Berlin, I Love You Margaret

[2020]The Duke Dorothy Bunton

[2020]The One and Only Ivan Snickers

[2021]F9: The Fast Saga Queenie

[2023]Golda Golda Meir

[2023]Shazam! Fury of the Gods Hespera

[2023]Fast X Queenie

Helen Mirren TV Shows

1923 Cara Dutton

Prime Suspect DCI Jane Tennison

Helen Mirren Videos

Helen Mirren News

Helen Mirren to Present Adele with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Gala

Helen Mirren presents Sherry Lansing Leadership Award to Adele at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Gala. Will Ferrell to open the event.


Ada tells the story of the neglected pioneer of computing and, if you look a little, also the story of a foundation stone of English Theatre

Stage Door Jonny Will Appear In Conversation With Emily Mortimer And Alessandro Nivola At Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the second live edition of the hit podcast Stage Door Jonny following this Summer's sell-out show which featured Nicholas Hytner and Simon Russell Beale.


Madness releases their 13th full-length studio album, 'Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C'est La Vie.'

Full Cast Set For DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James. Learn more about who else is in the cast here!

Greta Gerwig's BARBIE to Receive the Gotham Global Icon & Creator Tribute at the 2023 Gotham Awards

The Icon & Creator Tribute was created for this year’s Gotham Awards in order to recognize cultural icons and the filmmakers responsible for bringing that icon’s story to life. With the Global Icon & Creator Tribute, The Gotham will honor and celebrate the creative team behind Greta Gerwig’s innovative and imaginative Barbie.

Review: INFAMOUS OFFSPRING at Grand Théâtre

There were so many interesting elements, that the reader will surely allow us to break from our usual three-medal article, in order to included every reason why you should be watching this show.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 07th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  November 07, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

CaixaForum Plus incluye el documental ON BROADWAY en su plataforma

La pieza dirigida por Oren Jacoby del 2019 se puede ver ya en streaming.

Madness Unveil New Single 'Baby Burglar'

Madness unveils their new single 'Baby Burglar' - listen to it here! A must-listen for fans of the band. The latest track again highlights the band's faultless ability to create ineffably catchy pop music, this time with an underlying helping of majestic gloom. A theme that's present on the LP. Baby Burglar recites Lee Thomson's true-life tale.

Itzhak Perlman Unveils 2023/2024 Season Highlights Featuring Tours of His Autobiographical Program & More

In an exciting 2023-2024 season, GRAMMY-winning virtuoso violinist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Itzhak Perlman engages with audiences across the world as he builds on his career as one of the most distinguished classical musicians of our era.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Zoe Kazan Complete the Cast of DOUBT: A PARABLE

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable,  with direction by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Find out who is joining the cast here!

Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Savoy Theatre

Many words have already been written about whether Nicole Scherzinger, the American actress, ex-Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge, is the right choice to play Norma Desmond, the reclusive silent movie star who dreams of a comeback. Desmond has lost the limelight, whereas Scherzinger remains a global superstar. As it happens, it is just one of many inspired choices in Jamie Lloyd’s dazzling revival.

BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.

New Supernatural Horror Film FROM THE SHADOWS Starring Bruce Davison, Keith David & More Available on Vudu This Month

Get ready for the spine-chilling thrills of 'From The Shadows,' the new supernatural horror film starring Davison, Anduze, and David. Available to watch on Vudu beginning 10/6, this gripping movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don't miss out on the supernatural scares and chilling terror - stream 'From The Shadows' today!

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Theatre Royal Brighton Next Month

Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers continues to tour across the UK. The much-loved musical, known for sell out houses across the country, returns to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 October 2023.

Helen Mirren Joins Cast of Audible's MORIARTY Scripted Audio Series

The second season of Audible’s bold take on the Sherlock Holmes universe continues with Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings, Lost) in the title role, leading the reimagining of literature’s most captivating rivalries, with Helen Mirren (The Queen, Golda), Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), Ross McCall (Green Street Hooligans) and more.

Comedian Jack Whitehall Adds Extra Dates to SETTLE DOWN Live Tour

Due to phenomenal demand, additional dates have been added to award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall's brand-new UK tour, Jack Whitehall: Settle Down this December 2023.

AFI Celebrates The Commencement Of The AFI Conservatory Class Of 2023

Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the commencement of the AFI Conservatory Class of 2023 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The event was a culmination of two years of intense study at AFI's MFA program, ranked one of the top film schools in the nation.

Wake Up With BWW 7/26: First Look at BACK TO THE FUTURE and THE SHARK IS BROKEN, and More!

Top stories: Get a first look at Back to the Future and The Shark is Broken, plus Rachel Bloom will bring her one-woman show off-Broadway this fall, and more!


Helen Mirren has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Helen Mirren has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Helen Mirren's first West End show was The Audience which opened in 2013

Helen Mirren has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of the awards she has been nominated for include: - Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for "The Audience" - Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "The Audience" - Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for "The Audience" - Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "The Audience" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "The Audience" - Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for "The Audience" - Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for "The Audience" - Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for "Mourning Becomes Electra" - Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Dance of Death" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Dance of Death" - Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for "Orpheus Descending" - Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "A Month in the Country" - Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "A Month in the Country" - Performance (Theatre World Awards) for "A Month in the Country" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "A Month in the Country" - Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for "Antony And Cleopatra" These nominations represent the recognition Helen Mirren has received for her performances on Broadway.

Helen Mirren has won several awards for her performances on Broadway. These include the Best Leading Actress in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards, the Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, and the Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for her role in "The Audience." She also won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards, the Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards, and the Best Actress at the Olivier Awards, again for her performance in "The Audience." Additionally, she won the Best Debut Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in "A Month in the Country."

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