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Helen Mirren

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Birth Place:
ENGLAND
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: ENGLAND

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
  [West End]
2013
Queen Elizabeth II
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Alice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Natalya Petrovna

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II

  [West End]
2013
Queen Elizabeth II

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Alice

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Natalya Petrovna

Helen Mirren Biography

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¬Ě 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"¬Ě 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,"¬Ě 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,"¬Ě for which she won a Golden Globe Award, "The Passion of Ayn Rand,"¬Ě for which she won a Emmy Award, "Door to Door"¬Ě and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone."¬Ě

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

Helen Mirren Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Helen Mirren, The Audience
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Helen Mirren, The Audience
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Helen Mirren, The Audience
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Helen Mirren, The Audience
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Helen Mirren, The Audience
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Actress Gold Star
Helen MirrenThe Audience
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actress Gold Star
Helen MirrenThe Audience
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actress
Helen MirrenMourning Becomes Electra
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Helen Mirren, Dance of Death
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren, Dance of Death
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actress
Helen MirrenOrpheus Descending
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Helen Mirren, A Month in the Country
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Debut Performance Gold Star
Helen Mirren, A Month in the Country
 
Theatre World Awards - 1995 - Performance Gold Star
Helen Mirren, A Month in the Country
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren , A Month in the Country
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Helen MirrenAntony And Cleopatra

Helen Mirren News

Disney's Rachel Zegler-Led SNOW WHITE Sets 2024 Release Date Photo Disney's Rachel Zegler-Led SNOW WHITE Sets 2024 Release Date
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2022

Rachel Zegler will be joined in the upcoming film by Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Tony-winner Andrew Burnap as a new male lead character. Last week, Gadot and Zegler appeared at Disney's D23 Expo to give audiences a first look at the upcoming film. A release date was also set for Mufasa, a new prequel to The Lion King.

Bebe Cave Cast in Lewis Cornay's DADDY ISSUES at Seven Dials Playhouse Photo Bebe Cave Cast in Lewis Cornay's DADDY ISSUES at Seven Dials Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

Actress and writer Bebe Cave (Victoria, ITV; Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone; Great Expectations, Lionsgate) has been cast in Lewis Cornay’s one-hander Daddy Issues, which will premiere at Seven Dials Playhouse this October. 

Cast Announced for SUS at Park Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SUS at Park Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

The cast has been announced for Dilated Theatre Company's revival of Barrie Keeffe's SUS: joining director Paul Tomlinson in returning to the show following their 2013 production, Alexander Neal will reprise his role as Karn. He is joined by British-Montserratian actor Stedroy Cabey as Delroy, and Fergal Coghlan (For King and Country Southwark Playhouse, The Mousetrap St Martin's Theatre) completes the cast as Wilby.

Emelin Film Club Launches 18th Season With 6 Critically Acclaimed Indie Films Photo Emelin Film Club Launches 18th Season With 6 Critically Acclaimed Indie Films
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022

The Emelin Theatre kicks off its eminent FILM CLUB series beginning September 28 with a slate of five critically acclaimed, pre-release independent films ‚Äď and a sixth ‚Äúbonus film.‚ÄĚ

Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Co Photo Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Commencement
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The American Film Institute announced today it will confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree honoris causa for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image upon Michelle Yeoh, who will become the first Asian artist to receive the AFI honor; and a Doctorate of Communication Arts degree honoris causa upon AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert for his commitment to the mission of the American Film Institute.

Alan Paul Named Artistic Director Of Barrington Stage Company Photo Alan Paul Named Artistic Director Of Barrington Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Barrington Stage Company have announced that Alan Paul as the company's new Artistic Director. Paul, who is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, will succeed Julianne Boyd, BSC co-founder and Artistic Director, who is retiring at the end of the 2022 season after leading the company for 27 years.

Full Cast Announced For BLOOD BROTHERS, Including the Return of Niki Colwell Evans an Photo Full Cast Announced For BLOOD BROTHERS, Including the Return of Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Bill Kenwright's legendary, award-winning production of the international smash hit musical, BLOOD BROTHERS returns to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this autumn. The much-loved musical, performed to sell-out houses on its recent UK tour and returns with gusto from 13 ‚Äď 17 September 2022.

Tributes Paid After Death Of Actor David Warner Photo Tributes Paid After Death Of Actor David Warner
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 26, 2022

Tributes have been paid to the actor David Warner after his death was announced..

VIDEO: First Look At Rachel Zegler And Zachary Levi In Shazam! Fury of the Gods New T Photo VIDEO: First Look At Rachel Zegler And Zachary Levi In Shazam! Fury of the Gods New Trailer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

The first trailer has just been released for Shazam! Fury of The Gods (2022), the sequel to Shazam! The first Shazam! film was released in 2019.

Review: JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN, National Theatre Photo Review: JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 15, 2022

Jack Absolute Flies Again! Originally scheduled for the Spring of 2020, it took two years, a director change, and a cast reshuffling for the show to get off the ground. It finally lands at the Olivier in a flashy production that has very little substance. One wonders how such a play ended up on one of the most coveted, prominent stages in London.

Helen Mirren Videos

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and aired on TNT and TBS. Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett presented Helen Mirren with the 57th Life Achievement Award, which was preceded by a montage of some of her most iconic screen performances.

VIDEO: Stream the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's GLOBAL GALA, Hosted by Helen Mirren VideoVIDEO: Stream the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's GLOBAL GALA, Hosted by Helen Mirren
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2020

Yesterday, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra hosted its virtual Global Gala, hosted by Helen Mirren!

VIDEO: Watch the 'Hallelujah' Spot for F9! VideoVIDEO: Watch the 'Hallelujah' Spot for F9!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past. 

VIDEO: Watch the First Official Trailer For FAST & FURIOUS 9 VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Official Trailer For FAST & FURIOUS 9
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2020

The first trailer has been released for Fast & Furious 9, featuring Vin Diesel.

VIDEO: Watch the First Teaser Trailer For FAST AND FURIOUS 9 VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Teaser Trailer For FAST AND FURIOUS 9
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2020

The first teaser trailer is here for Fast & Furious 9! Featuring Vin Diesel, the trailer doesn't reveal much, but it reveals that the official trailer will drop on January 31.

VIDEO: Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen Discuss Co-Starring In Their First Film Together on VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen Discuss Co-Starring In Their First Film Together on CBS THIS MORNING
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 12, 2019

Two icons of British acting,¬†Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, are appearing together for the first time in the new big-screen mystery, ‚ÄúThe Good Liar‚ÄĚ.¬†They have won or been nominated for every major acting award for stage and screen. CBS THIS MORNING co-host Anthony Mason spoke to Mirren and McKellen¬†in New York's Central Park.

VIDEO: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Act Out Trump's Ukraine Call on THE LATE SHOW WI VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Act Out Trump's Ukraine Call on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they acted out Trump's Ukraine call.

VIDEO: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Talk About the Stage Roles that Got Away on THE  VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Talk About the Stage Roles that Got Away on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2019

The stars of the new film 'The Good Liar,' Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, are holding out hope they may one day get to act across gender lines in Shakespearean classics like 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'Hamlet.'

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks About Her Tattoo on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks About Her Tattoo on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

Dame Helen Mirren joins TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to talk about her new thriller a?oeThe Good Liar,a?? which she says a?oetakes amazing twists and turns.a?? She also talks about playing a?oeCatherine the Greata?? in a new HBO miniseries a?' and about her tattoo!

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Becoming CATHERINE THE GREAT VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Becoming CATHERINE THE GREAT
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Helen Mirren discusses what made Catherine the Great so extraordinary and her passionate love affair that changed the course of Russian history.


Helen Mirren Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Helen Mirren been in?
Helen Mirren has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Helen Mirren been in?
Helen Mirren has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Helen Mirren been nominated for?
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 and Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Antony And Cleopatra .

What awards has Helen Mirren won?
Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Audience, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk 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 Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Month in the Country and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Month in the Country.