Birth name Helen Lydia Mironoff NationalityUnited-kingdom Birth 26 july 1945 (77 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom) Awards Academy Award for Best Actress, List of awards and nominations received by Helen Mirren
Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945), is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. 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 also portrayed Elizabeth II. The Audience was written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen. Mirren won her first of several Emmy Awards in 1993 for her performance as police detective Jane Tennison on the acclaimed ITV series Prime Suspect, which ran for a total of seven seasons from 1991 to 2006.
Some of her other notable film roles include Marcella in the 1984 film Cal, for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Madness of King George (1994), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Gosford Park (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), The Last Station (2009), Hitchcock (2012), and The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014). She also starred as Victoria Winslow in the action-comedy series Red and Red 2.
In 2003, she was made a Dame in the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts. In 2013, Mirren was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014, BAFTA announced that Mirren would be the recipient of the Academy Fellowship.
Mirren lived with actor Liam Neeson during the early 1980s. They had met while working on Excalibur (1981). Interviewed by James Lipton for Inside the Actors Studio, Neeson said she was instrumental in his getting an agent.
Mirren married American director Taylor Hackford (her partner since 1986) on 31 December 1997, his 53rd birthday. The ceremony took place at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The couple had met on the set of White Nights. It is her first marriage, and his third (he has two children from his previous marriages). Mirren has no children and says she has "no maternal instinct whatsoever."
Mirren's autobiography, In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures, was published in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in September 2007. Reviewing for The Stage, John Thaxter wrote: "Sumptuously illustrated, at first sight it looks like another of those photo albums of the stars. But between the pictures there are almost 200 pages of densely printed text, an unusually frank story of her private and professional life, mainly in the theatre, the words clearly Mirren's own, delivered with forthright candour."
In 1990, Mirren stated in an interview 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."
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. She stopped using the drug after reading the (debunked) tabloid tale that Klaus Barbie made a living from cocaine dealing.
On 11 May 2010, Mirren attended the unveiling of her waxwork at Madame Tussauds London. The figure reportedly cost £150,000 to make and took four months to complete.
Mirren was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
In August 2013, Mirren was announced as one of several new models for Marks & Spencer's 'Womanism' campaign.
She is quoted as being a naturist, telling the Radio Times “I’m a naturist at heart. I love being on beaches where everyone is naked. Ugly people, beautiful people, old people, whatever. It’s so unisexual and so liberating.” In 2004, she was named "Naturist of the Year" by British Naturism. She said: “Many thanks to British Naturism for this great honour.
, 1h58 Directed byLuc Besson OriginFrance GenresThriller, Action, Crime ThemesSpy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films ActorsSasha Luss, Cillian Murphy, Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne Roles Olga Rating66% 1985, à Moscou. Au cours d'une même journée, neuf agents de la CIA sont éliminés par le KGB sur ordre de son directeur Vassiliev. 2 ans plus tard, le KGB s'intéresse à la jeune Anna Poliatova, menant une vie misérable aux crochets de son petit-ami Petya et étant prête à tout pour échapper à son quotidien. Elle est recrutée par Alexander Tchenkov qui la forme durant deux ans et demi, avant de la présenter à la très exigeante Olga. Suite à une mission test réussie, Anna commence sa carrière. 6 mois plus tard, elle incarne une vendeuse de matriochkas sur un marché afin d'être recrutée pour devenir mannequin à Paris dans le but de se rapprocher d'Oleg Vilenkov et de l'éliminer. L'opération bien organisée se déroule si bien qu'Anna n'est pas suspectée par l'agent de la CIA Leonard Miller. De mission en mission, Anna apprend le métier. Lorsqu'elle rencontre Vassiliev, il lui apprend qu'elle ne pourra jamais quitter le KGB contrairement à la promesse de liberté d'Alexander au bout de 5 ans de service.
, 1h39 Directed byMichael et Peter Spierig OriginUSA GenresThriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror ThemesGhost films ActorsHelen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Laura Brent, Angus Sampson, Tyler Coppin Roles Sarah Winchester Rating54% Sarah Lockwood Pardee, originaire de New Haven dans le Connecticut, épouse en 1862 William Wirt Winchester, le fils unique d'Oliver Winchester, le propriétaire de la Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Sarah donnera naissance quatre ans plus tard à la petite Annie Pardee Winchester, mais l'enfant décède quelques semaines plus tard d'une maladie. Sarah Winchester en est très affectée et tombe dans une profonde dépression. Oliver Winchester meurt en 1880 et son fils William décède à son tour, un an plus tard. Sarah hérite donc de la moitié des parts de la Winchester Repeating Arms Company et d'une véritable fortune. Mais Sarah pense qu'elle et sa famille sont maudites. En 1886, elle va alors décider de faire construire un vaste manoir à San José pour y accueillir des fantômes, surnommée la Mystérieuse Maison Winchester.
, 1h39 OriginUSA GenresDocumentary ActorsAaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried Roles Narrator (voice) Rating73% UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
, 2h4 Directed byJay Roach OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography ThemesFilms about writers, Political films ActorsElle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk Roles Hedda Hopper Rating73% In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.