Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Her role as Jane Tennison in TV series Prime Suspect
Actress Helen Mirren was born Ilyena Lydia Mironoff on 26 July 1945 in London. Her father fled Russia after the 1917 revolution and fought Oswald Mosley's fascists in the streets of London. Helen Mirren has gained critical acclaim as an actress in theatre, film and television. Helen Mirren was a member of the National Youth Theatre and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1967 and has consistently appeared on the stage since. In 2003 Helen Mirren acted in the well-received, Mourning Becomes Electra. Helen Mirren made her film debut in Herostratus in 1967 which was followed in 1969 with roles in Sir Peter Hall's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Michael Powell's Age of Consent. Mirren's other films include The Long Good Friday (1979), Cal (1984), The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover (1989), The Madness of King George (1994) and Gosford Park (2001). For her roles in these last two films, Helen Mirren received Oscar nominations. She also received an Emmy for the title role in The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999). However Helen Mirren is best known for her television role as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison in the occasional TV police drama Prime Suspect, which won BAFTA television awards in 1991 and 1993 for best drama serial. In 1997 Helen Mirren married Taylor Hackford, but has declared: "I'm very proud of being childless. It's my contribution to world ecology." Helen Mirren was made a Dame in 2003.Source: biogs.com
Like journalists. The police have an extremely sick sense of humor, very guarded, very private, very male, which they need to survive on an everyday level. I don't think anyone has ever managed to tap that on the screen - it would actually be too shocking.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My grandfather had come over as a member of the czarist army, to make an arms deal with the British government. Being a blinkered military man, he was unaware that the Russian Revolution was about to take place.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not a republican any more. Not so voraciously anyway - I'm not in favour of the concept of monarchy, but I do see the good in it if there's a good person in the role.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Right after winning the Oscar, when everyone was going home, they let these little gold Oscary shapes flutter down from the ceiling. Leonardo DiCaprio came over, bowed down, and kissed my hand. It was the most fabulous moment - such a lovely gesture. He didn't say anything.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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