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
I do think it's well over-time to have a female Doctor Who. I think a gay, black female Doctor Who would be the best of all.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always found as an actress that the best thing to do in film or TV or theater is just to lose yourself in it. Think of the story, the character, the worlds we're in, and forget everything else.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There isn't a King Lear for women, or a Henry V, or a Richard III. You reach a level where you can handle that stuff technically and mentally, and it's not there.More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm a naturist at heart. I love being on beaches where everyone is naked. Ugly young people, beautiful old people, whatever. It's so unsexual and so liberating....More Helen Mirren quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would feel very bad if she didn't like the way I played her. I certainly don't want to stick a knife in her - especially now that I'm a dame, and I might have that taken away from me.More Helen Mirren quotes [08/22/2006 12:08:00]

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