September 16, 2020 / Leave a Reply / Campaigns, Videos

American Humane, in partnership with MRB Productions, has released the first look trailer for the Dame Helen Mirren-narrated conservation documentary Escape From Extinction. You can check out the trailer now in the player below!

The very web of life on Earth is being threatened in what scientists are calling a ‘Sixth Mass Extinction.’ This pioneering feature documents the work of major zoological organizations that can only be called nature’s last arks of hope in preserving the rich legacy of life on our planet. Without this help – and the global engagement of the public – the biological treasures we hope to bequeath to our children and our grandchildren may disappear forever within a generation.

Featuring rare footage of endangered animals as well as interviews with the world’s leading animal welfare specialists and conservation scientists working to protect and preserve animals from all seven of Earth’s continents, this hard-hitting feature spotlights critical efforts that may be among the last, best chances to preserve one million species on the brink of disappearing forever.

The film will screen for the first time to buyers at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival through Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and premiere at the Breckinridge Film Festival on September 19. Additional fall film festival screenings to be announced. Escape From Extinction is directed and produced by Matthew Brady of MRB Productions and is expected to be released in the fall of 2020.

I found a bunch of new posters, stills and behinds of Helen Mirren in The Good Liar. Take a look and enjoy!

I went through and added a bunch of new and of better quality images of Helen Mirren on “Catherine the Great” also thanks to the help of my good friend Ali. Take a look and enjoy!

I went through another spree and added screencaptures of Helen Mirren in 4 different movies. Quality is not the most excellent but better than nothing. Take a look and enjoy!

June 20, 2020 / Leave a Reply / Interviews, Videos

Helen Mirren loves playing women with power. She won an Oscar for playing Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” and a Tony for playing her again in another Peter Morgan drama, “The Audience.” In the interview above, we Zoomed with the actress, situated in the spare bedroom of the Northern California home she shares with husband Taylor Hackford, to dig into her “Catherine the Great” for HBO. Set in opulent 18th Century Russia, the four-hour limited series, written by Nigel Williams (“Elizabeth I”) and directed by Philip Martin (“The Crown”), is jam-packed with romance, court intrigue and the theater of politics.

Of all the queens she’s played, from Shakespeare’s Titania to Cleopatra, “they don’t come any more powerful than Catherine the Great,” said Mirren. “It’s the most extraordinary story of a young woman having the courage and intelligence and tenacity and intellect to be able to say, ‘I can do this, run this complex difficult country.’ Then of course after she died, everything she accomplished, with incredible success, everything she achieved, her son tried to destroy.”

Powerful men maligned her, damaging her reputation. “It was mostly the lies spread about her by Frederick the Great,” said Mirren, “who hated her because she was powerful and successful and she stood up to him. He couldn’t stand that she was woman who was successful.”

After Catherine arrived from Prussia at 16 years old, she embraced Russia, joined the church, and committed to the country. “She understood she had the capability to run the country better than her husband,” said Mirren, who doesn’t view Catherine as power-hungry. “He was literally mad. It’s similar to Elizabeth II and I, was that acceptance of destiny. ‘This is falling on your shoulders. Are you up for it?’ In the case of Elizabeth I and II and Catherine, all three of them stood there, put their shoulders and chins up and said, ‘We can do this.’”

June 5, 2020 / Leave a Reply / Videos

Helen Mirren has taken part in Dolce & Gabbana’s new ‘Made at Home’ series, which hopes to highlight and explore how the shared experience of lockdown has united us all. For her part in the fundraising project, the British actress filmed herself reading ‘Now Is the Time’, a poem by Hafez.

“I’m going to read you a poem by a Sufi poet, a Persian poet, called Hafez, who lived in the 12th century,” Mirren says. “It’s incredible the way his words have such power and meaning for a soul today, particularly at this moment in time when the whole world is experiencing what we’re experiencing.”

Mirren’s poetry reading is part of Dolce & Gabbana’s attempt to celebrate the creativity that can be found, even through this difficult period, in our own homes.
“In a time when our values have slowed, shifted and deepened, ‘Made at Home’ reveals the power of craft and creativity to articulate love, closeness and care,” the brand said in a press release.

The project will also support the Fondazione Humanitas Per La Ricerca and is an extension of Dolce & Gabbana’s ongoing ‘Amore For Scientific Research’ project with Humanitas University, which was founded in February via a significant financial contribution from the house. It aims to support the vital research co-ordinated by Professor Mantovani to clarify the responses of the human immune system to Covid-19.

“We felt we had to do something to fight this devastating virus, which started from China but is threatening all mankind,” the house said in a statement at the time. “In these cases, it is important to make the right choice. This is why we thought Humanitas University would be the ideal partner, whose excellence and humanity make it a special entity, with which we have already co-operated on a scholarship project.”