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Helen Mirren is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 26 july 1945 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren
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Birth name Yelena Vasilievna Mironova
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 july 1945 (73 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.

Biography

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.

Best films

The Queen (2006)
(Actress)
Red (2010)
(Actress)
White Nights (1985)
(Actress)
2010 (1984)
(Actress)
Excalibur (1981)
(Actress)
Hitchcock (2012)
(Actress)

Usually with

David Hayman
David Hayman
(2 films)
Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(2 films)
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
(5 films)
Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
(3 films)
Brian Cox
Brian Cox
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Helen Mirren (82 films)

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Actress

Anna
Anna (2019)

Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Cillian Murphy, Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

Dans les années 1990, la jeune Anna doit faire face à des espions et tueurs du KGB.
The Leisure Seeker
Directed by Paolo Virzì
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Christian McKay
Roles Ella Spencer
Rating66% 3.313673.313673.313673.313673.31367
John et Ella, font un voyage avec leur camping-car surnommé The Leisure Seeker de Boston à Key West en suivant la Route 1.
Winchester
Winchester (2018)
, 1h39
Directed by Michael et Peter Spierig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Laura Brent, Angus Sampson, Tyler Coppin
Roles Sarah Winchester
Rating54% 2.7072952.7072952.7072952.7072952.707295
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.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directed by Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Roles Mother Ginger
Rating55% 2.761662.761662.761662.761662.76166
À la veille de Noël, Clara, une petite fille, voulait une clé - une clé unique qui peut débloquer une boîte qui détient un cadeau inestimable de sa défunte mère. Un fil d'or, qui lui est présenté lors de la fête annuelle du parrain Drosselmeyer, la conduit à la clé convoitée qui disparaît rapidement dans un monde parallèle étrange et mystérieux. C'est là que Clara rencontre un soldat nommé Phillip, un groupe de souris et les régents qui veille trois Royaumes: la Terre des Flocons de neige, la Terre des Fleurs et la Terre des Bonbons. Clara et Phillip doivent braver le quatrième Royaume inquiétant, celui de la tyran, la mère Ginger, pour récupérer la clé de Clara et, espérons-le, retourner l'harmonie dans le monde instable.
The Fate of the Furious
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles
Actors Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodríguez
Roles Magdalene Shaw
Rating67% 3.3533253.3533253.3533253.3533253.353325
Suite des aventures de "Fast & Furious"
The Fate of the Furious, 2h16
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles
Actors Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodríguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris
Roles Magdalene Shaw
Rating67% 3.353323.353323.353323.353323.35332
Dom et Letty sont maintenant en lune de miel à Cuba, Brian et Mia se sont rangés et ont accueilli une petite fille, et le reste de l'équipe est disculpé. Cependant, une nouvelle menace pèse à présent sur le groupe : une femme, une mystérieuse et redoutable cyberterroriste, force Dom à la rejoindre sur le chemin de la criminalité. Pour mettre fin aux agissements de Cipher et de Dom, l'équipe est obligée de collaborer avec un ancien ennemi qu'ils ne voulaient plus croiser : Deckard Shaw.
Collateral Beauty, 1h37
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films
Actors Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña
Roles Brigitte
Rating68% 3.405793.405793.405793.405793.40579
Howard Inlet (Will Smith), un publicitaire new-yorkais, vit une tragédie et tombe dans une profonde dépression lorsque sa fille de 6 ans meurt.
Eye in the Sky, 1h42
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
Roles Colonel Katherine Powell
Rating72% 3.648743.648743.648743.648743.64874
Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7379853.7379853.7379853.7379853.737985
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'.
Trumbo
Trumbo (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk
Roles Hedda Hopper
Rating74% 3.7479753.7479753.7479753.7479753.747975
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.
Woman in Gold, 1h47
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Tatiana Maslany, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Katie Holmes
Roles Maria Altmann
Rating73% 3.6505553.6505553.6505553.6505553.650555
In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, Austria, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann and members of her family attempt to flee to the United States. While Altmann and her husband are successful in their escape, she is forced to abandon her parents in Vienna.
The Hundred-Foot Journey, 2h
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films
Actors Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony
Roles Madam Mallory
Rating72% 3.6498453.6498453.6498453.6498453.649845
The Kadam family ran a restaurant in Mumbai. The second-oldest son, Hassan (Manish Dayal), was being groomed to replace his mother (Juhi Chawla) as the restaurant's main cook. However, a mob attacks and firebombs the restaurant over an election dispute. Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and his family evacuate the guests, but Mama is killed. Seeking asylum in Europe, the family first settles in London, where their residence proves ill-suited for a restaurant. They depart for mainland Europe.
Monsters University, 1h42
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley
Roles Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
Rating72% 3.646883.646883.646883.646883.64688
A young monster named Michael "Mike" Wazowski dreams of being a scarer (a monster who enters the human world at night to scare children so their screams can be harvested for energy) when he grows up, after visiting Monsters Inc. (Monstropolis' most profitable and best-known scaring company) on a school field trip. Eleven years later, Mike is a first-year scare major at Monsters University, where he meets a monster named James P. "Sulley" Sullivan.
Red 2
Red 2 (2013)
, 1h56
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins
Roles Victoria
Rating65% 3.2992153.2992153.2992153.2992153.299215
Three years after the previous film, while trying to lead a normal life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), who claims people are still after them, but Frank dismisses him. After appealing a second time, Marvin drives off, and his car explodes. Although Frank does not believe Marvin is dead, Sarah convinces him to go to Marvin's funeral where he delivers a teary-eyed eulogy. After the funeral, a group of government agents approach Frank and take him to be interrogated at a Yankee White Facility. During the interrogation, Jack Horton (Neal McDonough) appears with an armed SWAT team, kills most of the facility's personnel, and tells Frank that he will torture Sarah until he gets information out of Frank. Frank escapes from the room, evades Horton's assassins, and with the sudden timely help of Marvin, who turns out to be alive, goes on the run with Sarah. Marvin explains that he and Frank are being hunted because they were listed as participants in a Clandestine operation codenamed Nightshade, conducted during the Cold War to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Horton has convinced world agencies that Frank and his crew are terrorists and must be stopped. Victoria (Helen Mirren) calls, telling Frank she has been contracted by MI6 to kill the three of them. Meanwhile, top contract killer Han Cho-Bai (Lee Byung-hun), whom Horton knows is seeking revenge on Frank, is also hired.
Phil Spector, 1h32
Directed by David Mamet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Tambor, Rebecca Pidgeon, James Tolkan
Roles Linda Kenney Baden
Rating62% 3.148873.148873.148873.148873.14887
Le célèbre producteur de musique Phil Spector est arrêté pour le meurtre de Lana Clarkson. Il est défendu par l'avocate Linda Kenney Baden, qui souffre d'une pneumonie…