Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Age
72
Birthday
Jul. 26th, 1945
Born in
Chiswick, London, England, UK
Height
5' 4"

Helen Mirren's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Prime Suspect (UK) TV Show
Prime Suspect (UK)
A Bucket O' French And Saunders (UK) TV Show
A Bucket O' French And Saunders (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • Played a Queen a total of six times: _The Queen (2006)_ (qv), _"Elizabeth I" (2005)_ (qv), _The Prince of Egypt (1998)_ (qv), _The Snow Queen (1995)_ (qv), _The Madness of King George (1994)_ (qv), and _Caligola (1979)_ (qv).
  • According to an article in People Weekly (November 3, 1980) her tattoo is an American Indian symbol meaning "equal but opposite".
  • Met husband-to-be 'Taylor Hackford' (qv) when he directed her in _White Nights (1985)_ (qv). When the couple married in the Scottish Highlands, Hackford was dressed in a traditional Scottish tartan kilt.
  • She and her husband 'Taylor Hackford' (qv) are both Oscar-winners.
  • Was voted 2nd in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year in December 2006.
  • Her great-great-great-great-grandfather was field-marshal Kamensky, one of the Russian heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
  • She won an Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in _The Queen (2006)_ (qv), making her the most recent of eleven actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007). The other ten actors and their respective performances are: 'Spencer Tracy' (qv) for playing Father Edward Flanagan in _Boys Town (1938)_ (qv), 'Gary Cooper (I)' (qv) for playing Alvin C. York in _Sergeant York (1941)_ (qv), 'Patty Duke' (qv) for playing Helen Keller in _The Miracle Worker (1962)_ (qv), 'Jason Robards' (qv) for playing Benjamin Bradlee in _All the President's Men (1976)_ (qv), 'Robert De Niro' (qv) for playing Jake La Motta in _Raging Bull (1980)_ (qv), 'Sissy Spacek' (qv) for playing Loretta Lynn in _Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_ (qv), 'Susan Sarandon' (qv) for playing Sister Helen Prejean in _Dead Man Walking (1995)_ (qv), 'Geoffrey Rush' (qv) for playing David Helfgott in _Shine (1996)_ (qv), 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) for playing Erin Brockovich in _Erin Brockovich (2000)_ (qv) and 'Jim Broadbent' (qv) for playing John Bayley in _Iris (2001/I)_ (qv).
  • Despite her Russian birth name and ancestry, she is not fluent in Russian.


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