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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 03 Jan 2013
  • Address:
    6714 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 131st
    Monthly Average: 123rd
  • Notes: Selected for 2013, the 2,488th Star Unvieled

Helen Mirren

Next star: Yehudi Menuhin
Previous star: Bob Barker

Biography

Mirren at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on 7 December 2014

Dame 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 1996 for her performance as police detective Jane Tennison on the acclaimed ITV series Prime Suspect, which ran for a total of seven seasons between 1991 and 2006.

Fact file

  • Born: Helen Lydia Mironoff 26 July 1945 (age 70) Hammersmith, London, England
  • Alma mater: New College of Speech and Drama
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1966–present
  • Spouse(s): Taylor Hackford (m. 1997)
  • Awards: Full list
  • Website: www.helenmirrenofficial.com

Read more about Helen Mirren at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

leobarraclough
Variety, 2020-02-27 08:42:05
Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her performance as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” says Meghan Markle was “a fantastic addition to the royal family,” and she “applauds” Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back from royal duties, she tells Variety. Mirren, who is the subject ...

sclarkevariety
Variety, 2019-12-10 14:30:20
Screenwriter Barrie Keeffe, who penned the screenplay for the classic British gangster movie “The Long Good Friday” – which starred Helen Mirren in a breakout role – has died. He was 74. Keeffe’s agent, Stephen Durbridge of The Agency, confirmed the news and said that his client had died in ...

hchuvariety
Variety, 2019-12-04 11:18:48
Helen Mirren is to be honored with a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at next February’s Berlin Film Festival. The Oscar-winning star of “The Queen” and new HBO-Sky drama series “Catherine the Great” will also be the subject of an homage featuring several of her best-known films, including “The Cook, ...

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