March 7, 2020 ♦ News & Articles, Photoshoots

The Oscar-winning Queen muses on the theater of politics, the trap of stereotypical glamour, and why age-appropriate makeup calls for subtlety and, occasionally, over-the-top false lashes: “I’m not a rule maker myself.” n a season of uncertainty, it’s wise to consult the oracles. Prince Harry sought out Queen Elizabeth’s company last weekend, mending the road out of senior-royal life over cups […]


March 7, 2020 ♦ News & Articles

“Helen is fine,” Dame Helen Mirren assures me warmly as she sweeps into the room wearing a full black skirt and crisp white shirt. We’re on the second floor of a Beverly Hills mansion to celebrate the launch of the new L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect makeup line. It seems a fitting place to meet someone I’ve seen portray more […]


November 14, 2019 ♦ Interviews, News & Articles, Photoshoots

LONDON — In 2001, Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren were rehearsing a production of August Strindberg’s “The Dance of Death” at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. A week before the previews opened, the events of Sept. 11 shook the city and its inhabitants to the core. But the play continued on. “We opened […]


November 1, 2019 ♦ News & 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 […]


October 22, 2019 ♦ Interviews, News & Articles, Photoshoots

In HBO’s “Catherine the Great,” Mirren portrays the 18th-century Russian empress at the height of her powers. In the first episode of the HBO mini-series “Catherine the Great,” the empress of Russia is hunched over her desk writing about her political ambitions while her jealous lover stares into a hand mirror, primping for a cross-dressing […]


Helen Mirren has learned much in her 74 years. But recently the Oscar-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning actor discovered something that, frankly, pissed her off. “I was just reading about an exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings,” Mirren told Vanity Fair last Sunday by phone, audibly irked. “I didn’t know there were these incredible women Pre-Raphaelite painters. Why have I never heard of […]