Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio (2019)

Lowest Rated: 11% Berlin, I Love You (2019)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1945

Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, England

Perhaps the ultimate thinking man's sex symbol, Helen Mirren is also one of the most respected actresses of British stage, screen, and television. With classical training, years of work on the London stage, an acclaimed television series, and dozens of films to her name, Mirren has proven herself an actress of talent, versatility, and unforgettable presence.Born Ilynea Lydia Mironoff on July 26, 1945, in London, Mirren is a descendant of the White Russian nobility. Her father was a member of an aristocratic Russian military family who came to England during the Russian Revolution, but while Mirren was growing up, he worked in turn as a violinist with the London Philharmonic, a taxi driver, and a driving instructor. His daughter, on the other hand, knew her true calling by the age of six, when she realized she wanted to become an actress, in the "old-fashioned and traditional sense." After trying to please her parents with a stint at a teacher's college, Mirren joined the National Youth Theatre, where she first made her mark playing Cleopatra. The acclaim for her performance led the way to other work, and she was soon a member of the vaunted Royal Shakespeare Company, with whom she performed a wide range of classics. Her stage career thriving, Mirren made her screen debut in 1968 in the somewhat forgettable Herostratus. The same year, she made a more auspicious appearance as Hermia in Peter Hall's lauded adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and her screen career soon took off. She worked steadily throughout the late '60s and '70s, starring in 1969's Age of Consent and working with such directors as Robert Altman on The Long Goodbye (1973) and Lindsay Anderson on O Lucky Man! (also 1973). In 1977, Mirren earned permanent notoriety for her work in Caligula, a mainstream porn offering from the powers at Penthouse that also starred such notables as Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, and Malcolm McDowell.During the subsequent decade, Mirren continued to work on the stage, and she also broadened her cinematic resumé and fan base with such films as Excalibur (1981) and Cal (1984). Her portrayal of an older woman in love with a younger man in the latter film earned her a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival and further established her reputation as an actress willing to explore the kind of unconventional relationships often ignored on the screen. The actress' willingness go beyond safe conventionality was demonstrated with her work in such films as The Mosquito Coast (1986), Pascali's Island (1988), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), and The Comfort of Strangers (1991). She again took on the role of an older woman in love with a younger man in Where Angels Fear to Tread in 1991, proving that seven years after Cal, her powers of attraction had been in no way tempered by time.At the beginning of the 1990s, Mirren began appearing on the television series Prime Suspect. Her character, Jane Tennison, a hard-boiled detective, proved immensely popular with viewers and critics alike, and she stayed with the series for its seven incarnations. Mirren also continued to do acclaimed work for the stage and screen, earning a Cannes Best Actress award and Oscar and BAFTA nominations for her work in The Madness of King George in 1994, and making her Broadway debut in Turgenev's A Month in the Country in 1995. The following year, she earned further acclaim for her work in Some Mother's Son, in which she played the mother of a Belfast prison hunger striker. In 1997, Mirren found the time to marry producer/director Taylor Hackford before signing on to provide the voice of the Queen in the Disney animated film The Prince of Egypt (1998). In 1999, she played the titular teacher in Kevin Williamson's disappointing Teaching Mrs. Tingle, earning the only good reviews given the movie, and she again won over critics with her title role in the made-for-television The Passion of Ayn Rand, earning an Emmy for her performance. Back on the b

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet F9 Actor 2020
63% The Good Liar Betty McLeish 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Queenie 2019
36% Anna Olga 2019
11% Berlin, I Love You Margaret 2019
No Score Yet Avance de Catalina la Grande VOS Catalina la Grande 2019
100% An Accidental Studio Actor 2019
No Score Yet #AnneFrank. Parallel Stories (Vite parallele) Actor 2019
No Score Yet On Broadway Actor 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mother Ginger 2018
37% The Leisure Seeker Ella 2018
14% Winchester Sarah Winchester $24.6M 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Mother Ginger 2018
14% The Pulitzer at 100 Actor $3.1K 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious Actor $225.7M 2017
14% Collateral Beauty Brigitte $31M 2016
95% Eye In The Sky Col. Katherine Powell $16.7M 2016
74% Trumbo Hedda Hopper 2015
No Score Yet Unity Actor 2015
57% Woman in Gold Maria Altmann 2015
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey Madame Mallory $46.3M 2014
No Score Yet Tcm Presents And The Oscar (R) Goes To... Actor 2014
No Score Yet Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story Actor 2014
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: The Audience Actor 2013
44% Red 2 Victoria $53.3M 2013
80% Monsters University Dean Hardscrabble $260.4M 2013
49% Phil Spector Linda Kenney Baden 2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: The Audience Encore Actor 2013
60% Hitchcock Alma Reville $6.1M 2012
71% Radioman Actor 2012
No Score Yet Kiran Bedi: Yes Madam, Sir Actor 2012
44% The Door Emerenc 2012
77% The Debt Rachel Singer $31.2M 2011
51% Brighton Rock Ida $0.3M 2011
26% Arthur Hobson $29.3M 2011
30% The Tempest Prospera $0.3M 2010
71% Red Victoria $89M 2010
51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Nyra $54.5M 2010
13% Love Ranch Grace Bontempo $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Arabia Narrator 2010
71% The Last Station Sofya Tolstoy $6.6M 2010
No Score Yet Phedre Actor 2009
84% State of Play Cameron Lynne $37M 2009
38% Inkheart Elinor Loredan $17.3M 2009
No Score Yet Yes Madam, Sir Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Helen Mirren At The Bbc Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Jazz Baroness Actor 2008
36% National Treasure: Book of Secrets Emily Appleton $220M 2007
96% The Queen The Queen $56.3M 2006
No Score Yet Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act Jane Tennison 2006
19% Shadowboxer Rose $0.4M 2005
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deep Thought $51.1M 2005
43% The Clearing Eileen Hayes $5.6M 2004
No Score Yet Pride Macheeba 2004
25% Raising Helen Dominique $37.4M 2004
74% Calendar Girls Chris $31M 2003
No Score Yet Tennessee Williams' The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Karen Stone 2003
No Score Yet Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness Det. Supt. Jane Tennison 2003
60% Door to Door Mrs. Porter 2002
30% No Such Thing The Boss 2002
79% Last Orders Amy Dodds $2.2M 2002
86% Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet On the Edge Director 2001
46% Greenfingers Georgina Woodhouse 2001
78% The Pledge Doctor $18.9M 2001
94% Long Night's Journey into Day Actor 2000
83% The Passion of Ayn Rand Ayn Rand 1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Mrs. Tingle 1999
80% The Prince of Egypt Queen 1998
No Score Yet Painted Lady Actor 1998
59% Critical Care Stella 1997
50% Comfort of Strangers Caroline 1997
69% Some Mother's Son Kathleen Quigley 1996
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Actor 1995
No Score Yet Losing Chase Chase Philips 1995
93% The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte 1994
64% Where Angels Fear to Tread Lilia Herriton 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Geruth 1994
No Score Yet Prime Suspect - The Scent of Darkness Actor 1994
No Score Yet Prime Suspect - The Lost Child Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Hawk Annie Marsh 1993
No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero Frances Penny Bethune 1993
No Score Yet Dr. Bethune Actor 1993
60% When the Whales Came Clemmie Jenkins 1989
88% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Georgina Spica 1989
No Score Yet Red King, White Knight Anna 1989
67% Pascali's Island Lydia Neuman 1988
No Score Yet People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe Narrator 1988
No Score Yet Cause Célèbre Alma Rattenbury 1987
76% The Mosquito Coast Mother 1986
No Score Yet The Gospel According To Vic (Heavenly Pursuits) Ruth Chancellor 1986
46% White Nights Galina Ivanova 1985
No Score Yet Coming Through Frieda 1985
65% 2010 Tanya Kirbuk 1984
91% Cal Marcella 1984
No Score Yet Cymbeline Actor 1982
96% The Long Good Friday Victoria 1982
No Score Yet Priest Of Love Actor 1981
79% Excalibur Morgana 1981
18% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Alice Rage 1980
No Score Yet Hussy Beaty 1980
No Score Yet S.O.S. Titanic Stewardess: May Sloan 1979
23% Caligula Caesonia 1979
No Score Yet Blue Remembered Hills Actor 1979
No Score Yet As You Like It Rosalind 1979
No Score Yet Laurence Olivier Presents Actor 1976
97% The Long Goodbye Actor 1973
78% O Lucky Man! Patricia 1973
60% Savage Messiah Gosh Smith-Boyle 1972
No Score Yet Cousin Bette Actor 1971
100% Age of Consent Cora Ryan 1969
No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia 1968
No Score Yet Herostratus Actor 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2018
2017
94% Documentary Now!
2015
Host 2019
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2011
2007
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing 2018
2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2016
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2018
2016
2010
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Voice 2015
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2015
2013
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2018
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2011
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest 2008
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2007
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Guest Det. Supt. Jane Tennison Jane Tennison DCI Jane Tennison DSI Jane Tennison 2007
2006
2004
1996
100% Prime Suspect
1991-2006
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison Jane Tennison 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Annie Carter 2005
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
1998
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Jane Tennison Alma Rattenbury 1994
1993
1988
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
1985
68% Catherine the Great
2018
Executive Producer Catherine the Great

QUOTES FROM Helen Mirren CHARACTERS

Papa says: Is he as good as I think he is?

Madame Mallory says: Better.

Madame Mallory says: One Michelin star is good. Two is amazing. Three is only for the gods.

Madame Mallory says: In this restaurant we do not serve an old, tired marriage, but a passionate affair.

Madame Mallory says: If your food is anything like your music, then I suggest you tone it down.

Georgina Woodhouse says: That's what I like about plants. They don't answer back.

Rose says: The only man a woman can count on is her son.

The Boss says: The nation's already forgotten that the government's on strike. They're not impressed. Has the president shot himself yet?

Dean Hardscrabble says: Mr. Sullivan, I am a 7 year-old girl...

Sullivan says: (roars)

Dean Hardscrabble says: I wasn't finished. I you were to know that that 7 year-old was afraid of snakes, a mere roar would not make her scream, it would make her cry, thus alerting her parents of the existence of our world, which would lead to utter destruction. And we wouldn't want that, would we Mr. Sullivan? I thereby suggest that you would not continue with us in the Scaring Program.

Sullivan says: But, I'm a Sullivan.

Dean Hardscrabble says: Well, then I'm sure your family would be very disappointed.

Dean Hardscrabble says: You did what?!

Sullivan says: Mike had nothing to do with it, it's just...I cheated.

Dean Hardscrabble says: I want you off this campus by tomorrow morning!

Sullivan says: Yes, ma'am.

Dean Hardscrabble says: You are a DISGRACE to this university, and to your family!

Leo Tolstoy says: Despite good cause for it, I have never stopped loving you.

Sofya Tolstoy says: Of course

Leo Tolstoy says: But God knows you don't make it easy

Sofya Tolstoy says: Why should it be easy? I am the work of your life, you are the work of mine. That's what love is

Michael the Lover says: You have beautiful eyes

Michael the Lover says: You have beautiful eyes.

Michael says: You have beautiful eyes.

Albert Spica the Thief says: And you have a beautiful prick, Mr. Gynecologist.

Georgina Spica says: And you have a beautiful prick, Mr. Gynecologist.

Ivan Simonov says: Your radiance is almost killin' me tonight.

Victoria says: *Almost*

Victoria says: Almost.

Dean Hardscrabble says: You're just not scary.

Victoria says: IT's important to enjoy life while you still can

Victoria says: IT's important to enjoy life while you still can.

Victoria says: Its important to enjoy life while you still can!

Dean Hardscrabble says: I wish the best of luck for you too

Dean Hardscrabble says: I wish the best of luck for you two.

Dean Hardscrabble says: I monsters scare, is the true measure of a monster

Dean Hardscrabble says: I monsters scare, is the true measure of a monster.

Dean Hardscrabble says: You two did something no student had over done before, you surprised me.

Dean Hardscrabble says: Don't go in there!

Alma Reville says: Charming. Doris Day should do it as a musical.

Ayn Rand says: Love is a command to rise to our highest nature, The best and noblest vision of ourselves. Love is a reward, the greatest we can earn, granted to us for the moral qualities we have achieved in our lives.

Barbara Branden says: I'm asking you to show compassion.

Ayn Rand says: Why?

Barbara Branden says: It's what humans do.

Ayn Rand says: (Asled the question "What do you love?" by an interviewer) Reason, heroism, the luminous potential of man.

Ayn Rand says: [when asked, What do you love?] Reason, heroism, the luminous potential of man.

Ayn Rand says: Why is it moral to server the happiness of others, but not your own?

Ayn Rand says: Lesser people could never accept this, but we are not lesser people. Our rules are different.

Ayn Rand says: I know what kind of injustice an intellectual young girl has to suffer. But I will see that no harm comes to you.

Ayn Rand says: You accept that emotion ultimately derives from the thinking one has done, or has failed to do.

Alma Reville says: You should kill her off in the first 30 minutes.

Hobson says: did you kill minnie mouse or did she surrender her dress willingly?

Hobson says: Did you kill Minnie mouse or did she surrender her dress willingly?

Naomi says: if it helps she didnt suffer

Naomi says: If it helps she didn't suffer.

Georgina Spica the Wife says: Georgina to her husband, Albert, "Go on, Albert, Eat."

Georgina Spica the Wife says: Georgina to her husband, Albert, 'Go on, Albert, Eat.'

Georgina Spica the Wife says: I dont want to eat him Richard.

Georgina Spica the Wife says: Yes! He's a man. He's Jewish and he's from Ethiopia!

Albert Spica the Thief says: What?

Georgina Spica the Wife says: His mother is a Roman Catholic, he's been imprisoned in South Africa, he's as black as the ace of spades and he probably drinks his own pee!

Georgina Spica the Wife says: Try the cock, Albert. It's a delicacy. And you know where it's been.

The Queen says: A good walk and fresh air sorts everything out.

Rachel Singer says: We can't go back.

Rachel Singer says: My name is Rachel Singer. Please publish what you are about to read. In 1965, I was part of a mission to kidnap Dieter Vogel, The Surgeon of Birkenau, and bring him to Israel to stand trial. We have always claimed that Vogel was killed, trying to escape. But this was a lie. A lie I have lived with for thirty years. And now I understand that I must tell the truth.

Rachel Singer says: God doesn't plant car-bombs.

Grace says: "Amid all the lies, I knew the truth. That we had it, for a moment, love and truth together. How many people can say that?"

Grace says: Amid all the lies, I knew the truth. That we had it, for a moment, love and truth together. How many people can say that?

Arthur says: Why have you never told me?

Hobson says: I didn't want you to feel bad.

Arthur says: Why are you telling me now?

Hobson says: I want you to feel bad.

Georgina Spica the Wife says: What good are all these books? You can't eat them.

Sofya Tolstoy says: Look at me! This is who I am, *this* is what you married. We may be older, maybe we're old, but I'm still your little chicken. And you're still my big cock.

Sofya Tolstoy says: I'm your little bird, you know the sounds I make.

Hobson says: Normally, one would have to go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of her stature.

Hobson says: I'll alert the media

Arthur Bach says: That was vodka!

Hobson says: Refreshed

Ivan Simonov says: Your radiance almost killing me tonight.

Victoria says: *Almost*

Victoria says: I kill people, dear.