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
“Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be.”More Helen Mirren quotes [08/22/2006 12:08:00]
The most difficult thing about shooting guns instantly on film is to not pull a silly face while the gun is going off, because it's always a bit of a shock. So you find yourself sticking your tongue out or blinking or whatever. So the hardest thing is to keep a straight face while you're shooting a gun.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone wants to be a movie star or a model, to be in the papers, but few realise just what hard work it is, getting up early, and so on.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a scary moment when you realise you're no longer the youngest person in the room. Especially if you've been a successful young person. That's followed, of course, by the realisation that you're actually the oldest person in the room.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I certainly think that he [Alan Rickman] was a kind of actor who needed to grow into his maturity to realize the potential, the huge potential that he had.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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