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Helen Mirren, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Mirren in THE QUEEN.

Helen Mirren: Best Actress 2006: MovieActors.com

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THE QUEEN (Drama/Biography)

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Helen Mirren won her Best Actress Oscar for her performance as HM Queen Elizabeth II.
About Helen Mirren (1945 – )

February 2, 2010...
Congratulations to Helen Mirren
on her Best Actress nomination for her performance in THE LAST STATION.


Well-known British actress, Helen Mirren, was born (July 26th, 1945) in West London, one of three children, and originally named Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov. She was the daughter of a Russian-born father and an English mother.

Her paternal grandfather was a Russian nobleman, a tsarist colonel and diplomat, who had his family with him in England while he conducted negotiations with the British. While they were permanently stranded in England during the Russian Revolution, they escaped death at the hands of the new Marxist government. Helen's father changed their name to Mirren in the 1950's.

Helen Mirren's acting talent got her accepted at the age of 18 to The National Youth Theatre, which led to acting in The Royal Shakespeare Company, that began her long successful stage career in England. She plied her craft in everything from Shakespeare to musicals, to contemporary plays, wowing the critics and her fan base throughout the years

In 1967, Mirren entered the film and TV arena, with the film, HEROSTRATUS in 1967. She has around 98 film and TV movie projects under her belt.

Helen has been nominated a lot for her work, and has enjoyed many nominations and wins in a variety of award presentations throughout her stage and movie /TV career Tonys, Oscars, Emmys and London Critics Circle Awards, to name just a few organizations who have honored her performances.

It is no wonder that Helen has been honored by the Queen, given the title, (Dame of the British Empire); Dame Helen Mirren, in June of 2003. Helen is one of England's most accomplished actresses.

Mirren's stage awards include:

1975 Teeth 'n' Smiles - Best Actress Award - Plays & Players; ( London Critics)

2 Tony Nominations for Best Actress: 1995 - A Month in the Country & 2002 Dance of Death

Movie Awards Include: 2006- Academy Award for Best Actress: THE QUEEN.

Helen Mirren's other notable credits include...

EYE IN THE SKY (2015)
TRUMBO (2015)
WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014)
RED 2 (2013)
HITCHCOCK (2012)
THE TEMPEST (2010)
THE DEBT (2010)
LOVE RANCH (2010)
RED (2010)
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE; PHEDRE (2009)
THE LAST STATION (2009)
STATE OF PLAY (2009)
THE QUEEN (2006)
ELIZABETH 1 (2005 - Mini-series)
THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE (2003- Mini-series)
CALENDAR GIRLS (2003)
LAST ORDERS (2002)
GOSFORD PARK (2001)
LAST ORDERS (2001)
GREENFINGERS (2000)
THE PASSION OF AYN RAND (1999)
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (1998)
SOME MOTHER'S SON (1996)
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE (1994)
WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (1991)
BETHUNE:THE MAKING OG A HERO (1990)
THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER (1989)
CAL (1985)
2010 (1984)
CAL (1984)
EXCALIBUR (1982)
THE MOSQUITO COAST (1982)
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980)
THE QUIZ KID (1979)
HAMLET (1976)
O LUCKY MAN! (1973)
SAVAGE MESSIAH (1972)
AGE OF CONSENT (1969)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1968)

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Helen Mirren in THE QUEEN (2006).

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Helen Mirren in NATIONAL TREASURE 2:
Book of Secrets (2007).


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Mirren in GOSFORD PARK (2001)

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Helen Mirren in THE DEBT (2010).

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Helen Mirren in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE (1994).

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Helen Mirren in O LUCKY MAN! (1973).