Helen Mirren
British actress
Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren, DBE is an English actor. She has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.
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First Nighter: "Yours Unfaithfully" Yet Another Sparkling Mint Theater Company Discovery
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Jonathan Bank continues to confirm his position as Foremost Champion of Forgotten Playwrights. For that, he deserves undying thanks from theatergoers everywhere. His newest (re)discovery is Miles Malleson's Yours Unfaithfully, currently working its melancholy charm at the Beckett. And, into the bargain, it's a world premiere. "Miles Malleson--the name sounds familiar," you may be saying to yourself. It does if you're a movie fan of a certain age. You know the name from film credits and performances in classics like Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Importance of Being Earnest and Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright. Malleson was a reliable character in British releases or releases shot in England, but he was little known stateside for his other talents, like producing (Emlyn Williams's Night Must Fall, for one) and playwriting. He wrote many plays that had respectable runs in the West End, although Yours Unfaithfully isn't one of them. That's in part because--Mint Theater Company a ...
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First Nighter: Harriet Walter's Prospero in Phyllida Lloyd's Blazing "The Tempest"
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The formidable Harriet Walter, as directed by the equally formidable Phyllida Lloyd, is delivering the most astonishing reinterpretation of a famous William Shakespeare speech you might ever hope to witness. It's the poem that begins "Our revels now are ended," normally rendered as a magisterial pronouncement by the exiled and tyrannical Prospero in The Tempest. Not so magisterial this time. Walters, head resting on folded arms, recites the enchanting lines as a deeply emotional release, an expression of long pent-up stress. Walters and Lloyd evidently conclude that having established a kingdom on the island to which he's condemned himself and daughter Miranda (Leah Harvey, in Mohawk coiffeur gone wild), Prospero has placed a previously unacknowledged strain on his powers. Once he's married Miranda off to Ferdinand (Shiloh Coke), he realizes he can rest give in to the wearying leverage he's placed on himself and those surrounding him. These include those who drove him from h ...
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4 Best New Year's Resolutions
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1. Be like Dame Helen Mirren When the 70 year old was asked one piece of advice she'd give her younger self, the glorious Dame Helen answered, "It would be to use the words 'fuck off' much more." She went on to explain there is no value to being polite at all times, especially as women, and that it is empowering to tell people "no," "get lost" and well, "fuck off." I can't count the times I've been held hostage at a meeting, in a corner at a party or once in the waiting room at my gyro's office where I was corralled by a total stranger into agreeing to distribute pamphlets on behalf of the World Help Organization, which sounded like it would be an organization of worldwide helpers, of whom I thought I should be one. Once I had a chance to look at the material I saw the organization's motto; "Uniting People and Maximizing Our Authentic Selves." Uh oh. The lady who runs the thing has written a book, "Living Your Chosen Eulogy." I'm sure this is a very worthwhile group, but it i ...
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Helen Mirren Reveals Exactly What She Thinks Of 2016
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Dame Helen Mirren has dropped the mic on 2016. Asked to deliver an “inspirational Christmas message” on the BBC’s “The Graham Norton Show,” the English actress didn’t hold back on summing up the last 12 months. “At this time of celebration and togetherness, we have the chance to reflect on the year gone by,” Mirren said. “And I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a big pile of shit.” Mirren then encouraged people to “drink responsibly and be merry” ― and, of course, to see her new movie, “Collateral Beauty.” Mirren out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Celebrities send holiday greetings to fans
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Celebrities, including Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston, send their holiday greetings to fans around the world. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Helen Mirren joins Instagram and her selfies are everything
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The 71-year-old actress' selfie game is on point!....
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Death becomes Dame Helen Mirren in 'Collateral Beauty'
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When director David Frankel approached Helen Mirren about “Collateral Beauty,” in theaters Dec. 16, he said, “Helen, I want you to play death.” It was a simple statement about a complex role, which arrives in a holiday film that deals with grief and human connection in a unique way. At first, though,...
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Death becomes Dame Helen Mirren in 'Collateral Beauty'
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When director David Frankel approached Helen Mirren about “Collateral Beauty,” in theaters Dec. 16, he said, “Helen, I want you to play death.” It was a simple statement about a complex role, which arrives in a holiday film that deals with grief and human connection in a unique way. At first, though,...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Helen Mirren Reveals The One Thing She Shouldn't Be Called
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Dame Helen Mirren knows a thing or two about beauty. Not only is the Oscar winner the face of L’Oreal Paris, she also was named “The Body Of The Year” in 2011, at age 66. Despite all that, the “Collateral Beauty” star ― now 71 ― doesn’t see herself as sexy.  “I’m not sexy. If you see a painting you love, one that speaks to you, you can say, ‘Oh my God, that painting is sexy. That doesn’t mean you want to f**k it,” she told the audience at an AARP luncheon in her honor Monday. “When [people say] I’m a sexual object, I’d argue ― I’m so not that. It’s just something that gets hung on your back and you can never quite get it off.” Mirren also offered some advice to older women: don’t be afraid to change your appearance. “You see older women wearing beehive hairstyles as if they were still in the 1960s and they’re not changing anything,” she said. “My advice is to look at what’s happening now and go with the flow — don’t do what you did when you were 24.” Mirren, who grace ...
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Helen Mirren Is Unretouched And Perfect In This Year's Powerful Pirelli Calendar
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Pirelli calendar stars walk red carpet in Paris
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A-list actresses Helen Mirren, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and Charlotte Rampling sparkle on the red carpet at Pirelli calendar 2017 gala dinner. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Stars of 2017 Pirelli calendar hail stripped back photos
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Stars including Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman hail the new Pirelli calendar in Paris. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helen Mirren
  • 2015
    Age 69
    In 2015, Mirren reunited with her former assistant Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold, co-starring Ryan Reynolds.
    More Details Hide Details The film was based on the true story of Jewish refugee Maria Altmann, who, together with her young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, fought the Austrian government to be reunited with Gustav Klimt's painting of her aunt, the famous Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The film received mixed reviews from critics, although Mirren and Reynold's performances were widely praised. A commercial success, Woman in Gold became one of the highest-grossing specialty films of the year. The same year, Mirren appeared in Gavin Hood's thriller Eye in the Sky (2015), in which she played as a military intelligence officer who leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in Nairobi, Kenya. Mirren last film that year was Jay Roach's biographical drama Trumbo, co-starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane. The actress played Hedda Hopper, the famous actress and gossip columnist, in the film, which received generally positive reviews from critics and garnered her a 14th Golden Globe nomination.
    On the 7th of June 2015‚ Mirren won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play‚ for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience which also won her the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actress and made her one of the few actors to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”, joining the ranks of legends including Ingrid Bergman‚ Dame Maggie Smith, and Al Pacino.
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    In 2015 she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, after two previous nominations, for her performance in The Audience, in which she also portrayed Elizabeth II.
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  • 2014
    Age 68
    Mirren's only film of 2014 was the comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey opposite Indian actor Om Puri.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, the film is based on Richard Morais' 2010 novel with the same name and tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a French town. Mirren garnered largely positive reviews for her performance of a snobby restaurateur, a role which she accepted as she was keen to play a French character, reflecting her "pathetic attempt at being a French actress." The film earned her another Golden Globe nomination and became a modest commercial success, grossing $88.9 million worldwide.
  • 2013
    Age 67
    In August 2013, Mirren was announced as one of several new models for Marks & Spencer's 'Womanism' campaign.
    More Details Hide Details She is quoted as being a naturist, telling the Radio Times “I’m a naturist at heart. I love being on beaches where everyone is naked. Ugly people, beautiful people, old people, whatever. It’s so unisexual and so liberating.” In 2004, she was named "Naturist of the Year" by British Naturism. She said: “Many thanks to British Naturism for this great honour. I do believe in naturism and am my happiest on a nude beach with people of all ages and races!”
    Mirren was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
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    Also in 2013, Mirren voiced the character of Dean Abigail Hardscrabble in Pixar's computer-animated comedy film Monsters University, which grossed $743 million against its estimated budget of $200 million, and reprised her role in the sequel film Red 2.
    More Details Hide Details The action comedy received a mixed reviews from film critics, who called it a "lackadaisical sequel", but became another commercial success, making over $140 million worldwide.
    On 15 February 2013, at the Gielgud Theatre she began a turn as Elizabeth II in the World Premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience.
    More Details Hide Details The show will be directed by Stephen Daldry. In April she was named best actress at the Olivier Awards for her role.
    In 2013, Mirren was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014, BAFTA announced that Mirren would be the recipient of the Academy Fellowship.
    More Details Hide Details She was born Helen Lydia Mironoff in London, the daughter of Kathleen "Kitty" Alexandrina Eva Matilda (née Rogers; 1909–1996) and Vasily Petrovich Mironoff (1913–1980). Her mother was English and Romani and her father was Russian, originally from Kuryanovo, Smolensk Oblast. Mirren's paternal grandfather, Colonel Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, was in the Imperial Russian Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War. He later became a diplomat, and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain when he and his family were stranded during the Russian Revolution. The former diplomat became a London cab driver to support his family and eventually settled down in England. His son, Helen Mirren's father, anglicised the family name to Mirren in the 1950s and changed his name to Basil Mirren. He played the viola with the London Philharmonic before World War II, and later drove a taxi cab and was a driving-test examiner, before becoming a civil servant with the Ministry of Transport. Mirren's mother was a working-class Londoner from West Ham, East London, and was the 13th of 14 children born to a butcher whose own father had been the butcher to Queen Victoria. Mirren considers her upbringing to have been "very anti-monarchist". Mirren was the second of three children; she was born three years after her older sister Katherine ("Kate"; born 1942), and had a younger brother Peter Basil (1948–2002), who was named after his grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
  • 2010
    Age 64
    On 11 May 2010, Mirren attended the unveiling of her waxwork at Madame Tussauds London.
    More Details Hide Details The figure reportedly cost £150,000 to make and took four months to complete.
  • 2008
    Age 62
    In a GQ interview in 2008, Mirren stated she had been date raped as a student and had often taken cocaine at parties in her 20s, and until the 1980s.
    More Details Hide Details She stopped using the drug after reading the (debunked) tabloid tale that Klaus Barbie made a living from cocaine dealing.
  • 2007
    Age 61
    Mirren's autobiography, In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures, was published in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in September 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Reviewing for The Stage, John Thaxter wrote: "Sumptuously illustrated, at first sight it looks like another of those photo albums of the stars. But between the pictures there are almost 200 pages of densely printed text, an unusually frank story of her private and professional life, mainly in the theatre, the words clearly Mirren's own, delivered with forthright candour." In 1990, Mirren stated in an interview that she is an atheist. In the August 2011 issue of Esquire magazine, Mirren said, "I am quite spiritual. I believed in fairies when I was a child. I still do sort of believe in the fairies. And the leprechauns. But I don't believe in God."
    Mirren won another Emmy Award on 16 September 2007 for her role in Prime Suspect: The Final Act on PBS in the same category as in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Mirren hosted Saturday Night Live on 9 April 2011. Mirren lived with actor Liam Neeson during the early 1980s. They had met while working on Excalibur (1981). Interviewed by James Lipton for Inside the Actors Studio, Neeson said she was instrumental in his getting an agent. Mirren married American director Taylor Hackford (her partner since 1986) on 31 December 1997, his 53rd birthday. The ceremony took place at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The couple had met on the set of White Nights. It is her first marriage, and his third (he has two children from his previous marriages). Mirren has no children and says she has "no maternal instinct whatsoever."
  • 2005
    Age 59
    She also played Elizabeth I in 2005, in the television serial Elizabeth I, for Channel 4 and HBO, for which she received an Emmy Award.
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  • 2003
    Age 57
    The following year, Mirren replaced Bette Midler in David Mamet's biographical television film Phil Spector about the American musician. The HBO film focuses on the relationship between Spector and his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, played by Mirren, during the first of his two murder trials for the 2003 death of Lana Clarkson in his California mansion.
    More Details Hide Details Spector received largely mixed to positive reviews from critics, particularly for Mirren and co-star Al Pacino's performances, and was nominated for eleven Primetime Emmy Awards, also winning Mirren a Screen Actors Guild Award at the 20th awards ceremony. The film drew criticism both from Clarkson's family and friends, who charged that the suicide defense was given more merit than it deserved, and from Spector's wife, who argued that Spector was portrayed as a "foul-mouthed megalomaniac" and a "minotaur".
    In 2003, Mirren starred in Nigel Cole's comedy Calendar Girls, inspired by the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research under the auspices of the Women's Institutes.
    More Details Hide Details Mirren was initially resistant to join the project, at first dismissing it as another middling British picture, but rethought her decision upon learning of the casting of co-star Julie Walters. The film garnered generally positive reactions by film critics, and grossed $96,000,000 worldwide. In addition, the picture earned Satellite, Golden Globe, and European Film Award nominations for Mirren. Her other film that year was the Showtime television film The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone opposite Olivier Martinez, and Anne Bancroft, based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams. In 2010, Mirren appeared in five films. In Love Ranch, directed by her husband Taylor Hackford, she portrayed Sally Conforte, one half of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in the United States, the Mustang Ranch in Storey County, Nevada, leading to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the assassination of famous Argentinian boxer Ringo Bonavena. The drama film received mostly negative reviews from critics, who called it "disappointingly flaccid," and underperformed at the international box offices. Mirren starred in the principal role of Prospera, the duchess of Milan, in Julie Taymor's The Tempest. Based on the play of the same name by Shakespeare, Taymor changed the original character's gender to cast Mirren as her lead. While the actress garnered strong reviews for her portrayal, the film itself was largely panned by critics.
  • 2001
    Age 55
    Her biggest critical and commercial success, released in 2001, became Robert Altman's all-star ensemble mystery film Gosford Park.
    More Details Hide Details An homage to writer Agatha Christie's whodunit style, the story follows a party of wealthy Britons and an American, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at an English country house, resulting in an unexpected murder. Widely acclaimed by critics, it received multiple awards and nominations, including a second Academy Award nomination and first Screen Actors Guild Award win for Mirren's portrayal of the sternly devoted head servant Mrs. Wilson. Mirren's last film that year was Fred Schepisi's dramedy film Last Orders opposite Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins.
  • 2000
    Age 54
    In 2000 Nicholas Hytner, who had worked with Mirren on the film version of The Madness of King George, cast her as Lady Torrance in his revival of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
    More Details Hide Details Michael Billington, reviewing for The Guardian, described her performance as "an exemplary study of an immigrant woman who has acquired a patina of resilient toughness but who slowly acknowledges her sensuality." At the National Theatre in November 2003 she again won praise playing Christine Mannon ("defiantly cool, camp and skittish", Evening Standard; "glows with mature sexual allure", Daily Telegraph) in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra directed by Howard Davies. "This production was one of the best experiences of my professional life, The play was four and a half hours long, and I have never known that kind of response from an audience... It was the serendipity of a beautifully cast play, with great design and direction, It will be hard to be in anything better." (In the Frame, September 2007). She played the title role in Jean Racine's Phèdre at the National in 2009, in a production directed by Nicholas Hytner. The production was also staged at the Epidaurus amphitheatre on 11 and 12 July 2009.
  • 1998
    Age 52
    In 1998, Mirren played Cleopatra to Alan Rickman's Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details The production received poor reviews; The Guardian called it "plodding spectacle rarely informed by powerful passion", while The Daily Telegraph said "the crucial sexual chemistry on which any great production ultimately depends is fatally absent".
  • 1995
    Age 49
    Mirren was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Play): in 1995 for her Broadway debut in A Month in the Country, now directed by Scott Ellis ("Miss Mirren's performance is bigger and more animated than the one she gave last year in an entirely different London production", Vincent Canby in the NY Times, 26 April 1995). Then again in 2002 for August Strindberg's Dance of Death, co-starring with Sir Ian McKellen, their fraught rehearsal period coinciding with the terrorist attacks on New York on 11 September 2001 (as recorded in her In the Frame autobiography, September 2007).
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  • 1994
    Age 48
    A further stage breakthrough came in 1994, in an Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production bound for the West End, when Bill Bryden cast her as Natalya Petrovna in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country.
    More Details Hide Details Her co-stars were John Hurt as her aimless lover Rakitin and Joseph Fiennes in only his second professional stage appearance as the cocksure young tutor Belyaev. "Instead of a bored Natalya fretting the summer away in dull frocks, Mirren, dazzlingly gowned, is a woman almost wilfully allowing her heart's desire for her son's young tutor to rule her head and wreak domestic havoc.Creamy shoulders bared, she feels free to launch into a gloriously enchanted, dreamily comic self-confession of love." (John Thaxter, Richmond & Twickenham Times, 4 March 1994)
  • 1989
    Age 43
    After a relatively barren sojourn in the Hollywood Hills, she returned to England at the beginning of 1989 to co-star with Bob Peck at the Young Vic in the London premiere of the Arthur Miller double-bill, Two Way Mirror, performances which prompted Miller to remark: "What is so good about English actors is that they are not afraid of the open expression of large emotions" (interview by Sheridan Morley: The Times 11 January 1989).
    More Details Hide Details In Elegy for a Lady she played the svelte proprietress of a classy boutique, while as the blonde hooker in Some Kind of Love Story she was "clad in a Freudian slip and shifting easily from waif-like vulnerability to sexual aggression, giving the role a breathy Monroesque quality" (Michael Billington, The Guardian).
  • 1983
    Age 37
    In her performance as Moll Cutpurse in The Roaring Girl—at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in January 1983, and at the Barbican Theatre in April 1983—she was described as having "swaggered through the action with radiant singularity of purpose, filling in areas of light and shade that even Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker omitted." – Michael Coveney, Financial Times, April 1983.
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  • 1981
    Age 35
    In 1981, she returned to the Royal Court for the London premiere of Brian Friel's Faith Healer.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she also won acclaim for her performance in the title role of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, a production of Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre which was later transferred to The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London. Reviewing her portrayal for The Sunday Telegraph, Francis King wrote: "Miss Mirren never leaves it in doubt that even in her absences, this ardent, beautiful woman is the most important character of the story."
  • 1977
    Age 31
    At the RSC in Stratford in 1977, and at the Aldwych the following year, she played a steely Queen Margaret in Terry Hands' production of the three parts of Henry VI, while 1979 saw her 'bursting with grace', and winning acclaim for her performance as Isabella in Peter Gill's production of Measure for Measure at Riverside Studios.
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  • 1975
    Age 29
    Beginning in November 1975, Mirren played in West End repertory with the Lyric Theatre Company as Nina in The Seagull and Ella in Ben Travers' new farce The Bed Before Yesterday ("Mirren is stirringly voluptuous as the Harlowesque good-time girl": Michael Billington, The Guardian, 10 December 1975).
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    At the Royal Court Theatre in September 1975, she played the role of a rock star named Maggie in Teeth 'n' Smiles, a musical play by David Hare; she reprised the role the following year in a revival of the play at Wyndham's Theatre in May 1976.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance earned her the London critics' Plays & Players Best Actress award.
  • 1974
    Age 28
    She then rejoined the RSC, playing Lady Macbeth at Stratford in 1974 and at the Aldwych Theatre in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported by Sally Beauman, in her 1982 history of the RSC, that Mirren—while appearing in Nunn's Macbeth (1974), and in a highly publicised letter to The Guardian newspaper—had sharply criticised both the National Theatre and the RSC for their lavish production expenditure, declaring it "unnecessary and destructive to the art of the Theatre," and adding, "The realms of truth, emotion and imagination reached for in acting a great play have become more and more remote, often totally unreachable across an abyss of costume and technicalities " According to Beauman, there were no discernible repercussions for this rebuke of the RSC.
  • 1972
    Age 26
    In 1972 and 1973, Mirren worked with Peter Brook's International Centre for Theatre Research, and joined the group's tour in North Africa and the US, during which they created The Conference of the Birds.
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  • 1970
    Age 24
    In 1970, the director/producer John Goldschmidt made a documentary film, Doing Her Own Thing, about Mirren during her time with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
    More Details Hide Details The film was made for ATV and shown on the ITV Network in the UK.
  • 1965
    Age 19
    She also appeared in four productions, directed by Braham Murray for Century Theatre at the University Theatre in Manchester, between 1965 and 1967.
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  • 1945
    Born on July 26, 1945.
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