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November 1, 2019 ♦ Articles, Photoshoots

Dame Helen Mirren talks to Jack White about her latest royal role and why she thinks online dating is a good idea With a successful career spanning more than four decades, you might expect Dame Helen Mirren to be a bit of a diva. After all, she’s a woman who’s won an Oscar, a BAFTA […]

November 1, 2019 ♦ Articles, Magazines

Four-part series Catherine the Great begins in 1762, when the 33-year-old former German princess becomes Empress of Russia after pulling off a coup against her husband, Emperor Peter III, with the help of the court’s guard, led by her lover, Count Grigory Orlov (Richard Roxburgh). Her passionate affair with another member of court, Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), […]

It’s no secret that Dame Helen Mirren has a knack for nailing regal roles. Following her Oscar-winning on-screen reign as Queen Elizabeth II back in 2006, the thespian brings yet another powerful ruler to life in HBO’s limited mini-series “Catherine the Great.” Just as she does on the small screen as Russian Empress Catherine II, Mirren commanded […]

October 18, 2019 ♦ Articles, Interviews, Movies, The Good Liar

Helen Mirren is on the move. It’s late September, and the 74-year-old actress is calling from a train station business lounge in London, where she’s about to board the Eurostar to Paris. The night before, she arrived at the U.K. red carpet premiere of her miniseries Catherine the Great carried by appropriately regal footmen. Now she’s headed to France, […]

July 22, 2019 ♦ Articles

Dame Helen Mirren won’t watch her own scenes back. The 73-year-old actress feels “paralyzed” if she catches a glimpse of her work in camera in the middle of a movie shoot and she’d rather feel “free”. She told Britain’s Grazia magazine: “I don’t like to look at myself while working. “I don’t watch them back. […]

July 17, 2019 ♦ Articles, Interviews

Multi award winning actress, Dame, legend – Grazia’s Joely Walker sat down with the inimitable Helen Mirren to talk diversity, Instagram and the ‘anti-ageing’ lingo she wishes would kindly jog one… It’s the final day of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and in a suite in the Hotel Martinez (where the A-list flock annually), we’re […]

June 20, 2019 ♦ Articles, Interviews

THE whole ‘event cinema’ concept seems like a no-brainer: you bag a seat for one of the hottest tickets around — sport, comedy, music, whatever — at a fraction of the original price and get it beamed into the comfort of your local multiplex or arts theatre. And it’s proved a screaming success, contributing more […]

May 14, 2019 ♦ Articles

This Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s helpful to remember that we all experience self-doubt – whether or not it’s visible in your office, on your social media feed, and even on your film screens. A case in point? The extraordinary Dame Helen Mirren. In a new podcast by L’Oréal Paris, the brand which regularly reminds us that […]

April 17, 2019 ♦ Articles, Catherine The Great, Movies

Dame Helen Mirren has said she was “scared” and “frightened” by her new role as Catherine the Great. The 73-year-old actress – who stars as the titular Russian queen in the Sky Atlantic drama – described the show’s creator’s decision to write the part for her as a “terrible mistake”. Speaking at the BFI & […]

February 10, 2019 ♦ Articles

Few people could introduce a fake documentary called “Bats— Valley” with a straight face. But if there’s anyone for the job, it’s Dame Helen Mirren. Clad in a shin-length orange dress, Mirren, studio host of the parody series “Documentary Now!,” stood resolute at her mark and took a lengthy pause before delivering the introductory line, “This […]