25 Jul 2019

Scenic has announced Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as the Godmother for the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse.

The maiden voyage of this luxury vessel is scheduled for August 15, 2019, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec on August 27.

“Scenic Eclipse is a unique ship that requires an equally unique person to act in this role,” said Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic. “We are delighted to welcome Dame Helen Mirren as Scenic Eclipse godmother – her style, beauty and spirit of adventure are true to those embodied in the design and ethos of Scenic Eclipse. Combined with the international acclaim as one of the world’s finest actresses, Dame Helen Mirren makes the perfect godmother to preside over the ship”

Dame Helen Mirren added: “I am very honoured to have been chosen as the Godmother to such a beautiful vessel as Scenic Eclipse. She will have many adventures and a wonderful life as she transports her guests in immaculate style and great safety to beautiful places.”

New York City has been chosen as the site for its christening on September 10, 2019.

Dame Helen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her riveting performance in The Queen. Mirren’s other Academy Award nominations include The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), and The Last Station (2009). Some of her other notable film roles include The Long Good Friday, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Calendar Girls (2003), Hitchcock (2012), Woman in Gold (2015) and in television as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect and Elizabeth I. She will next be seen in the highly anticipated HBO/SKY limited series in the title role of “Catherine the Great” and in the equally anticipated Warner Bros.’ film “The Good Liar.”


24 Jul 2019

The gallery has been updated with over 180 HQ photos of Helen Mirren at the “Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw” Special Screening, which took place yesterday in London. Take a look and enjoy!

22 Jul 2019

She’s played Elizabeth I and II. She’s played Queen Charlotte. And now, Helen Mirren will play Catherine the Great. The first trailer for her upcoming HBO four-part miniseries finds the Russian monarch toward the end of her rule, governing with an iron fist and getting lustful with her military commander slash favorite bedwarmer, Grigory Potemkin. “Do you know what I hold in my hand?” Catherine asks haughtily, before answering her own question: “Absolute power.”

Catherine the Great is a role Mirren has long coveted, according to the show’s executive producer David M. Thompson, who last year told Entertainment Weekly that the actress “came to me with the idea for Catherine the Great when we were working with her on Woman in Gold, saying it’s a part she’s always wanted to play.” Given Mirren’s extensive practice playing royals (and her Russian heritage), it seems like a great match. As it is set toward the end of Catherine’s rule, the series seems likely to explore her legacy—both its highs and lows. (Catherine the Great became Russia’s longest-serving female ruler after a coup, and helped modernize and transform the nation into a world power—but she also deepened class divides, building an economy that relied heavily on serfdom.)

“When I was young I dreamed of freedom, I dreamed of breaking chains,” Mirren’s Catherine says at one point in the trailer. “But, as you get older your choices narrow. So, instead I gave us an empire. But I knew exactly what I was doing.”

The timing of this series, which debuts later this fall, will provide some interesting face-offs with other television shows. It could place Mirren head-to-head against Big Little Lies star Meryl Streep in next year’s Emmy race; the series will also have to compete with The Crown Season 3, which Netflix is also expected to debut later this year—with Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II. Get ready for a clash of queens.


22 Jul 2019

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. If I look, it sort of paralyses me and I want to be free and relaxed.”

Helen recently admitted she has a “secret ambition” to be a villain in a James Bond movie.

She said: “[Women] get to play much cooler villains these days. But I’ve always had a secret ambition to play a villain in a James Bond movie.”

Asked whether she might try to further her case for a role in a Bond film, she added: “I’m not very proactive in that way. James Bond is such a well-oiled machine. It’s hard to put a spoke in that wheel.”

Helen was recently seen playing Mother Ginger in ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’, which also features Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman.

And the veteran star has admitted to relishing the on-set experience of working on the fantasy film.

She shared: “The costumes! My God! Every costume is a complete work of art.

“I’m eternally fascinated and impressed by the artisanal craftsmen behind the camera. You walk into the studio and you’re in a forest. It smells like a forest. It looks like a forest. It’s extraordinary. I was just dying to take photographs. But Disney is very, very secretive, and you can’t take photographs.”

22 Jul 2019

The gallery has been updated with over 800 HD screencaptures of Helen Mirren in the movie Winchester. Take a look and enjoy!

18 Jul 2019

The gallery has been updated with 1800 HD screencaptures of Helen Mirren in the movie The Leisure Seeker (2017), in which she played Ella alongside with Donald Sutherland. Take a look and enjoy!

Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer can catch up with them.