Jul. 26th, 1945
Chiswick, London, England, UK
Helen Mirren's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - The Hundred-Foot Journey
2010 - Love Ranch
2010 - Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
2009 - State of Play
2008 - Inkheart
2007 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2006 - The Queen
2005 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2004 - The Clearing
2004 - Raising Helen
2003 - Calendar Girls
2001 - The Pledge
2001 - Gosford Park
2001 - Last Orders
2001 - No Such Thing
2001 - Greenfingers
1999 - Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1994 - The Madness of King George
1990 - The Comfort of Strangers
1986 - The Mosquito Coast
1985 - White Nights
1984 - 2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984 - Cal
1981 - Excalibur
1980 - The Long Good Friday
1980 - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
1973 - O Lucky Man!
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Actress (segment "The Dame")
Becky's Inner Voice (Voiced)
Betty Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
- (2002) Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "Dance of Death" by 'August Strindberg' (qv).
- Was in consideration for the part of Sarah/Anna in _The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)_ (qv) but 'Meryl Streep' (qv), who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
- Won 29 major awards for her portrayal of 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv) in _The Queen (2006)_ (qv), including all the awards that are considered the biggest (except Cannes). She was also nominated for 3 more awards for the same film.
- Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
- Nominated for the 2002 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Dance of Death".
- According to an article in People Weekly (November 3, 1980) her tattoo is an American Indian symbol meaning "equal but opposite".
- Daughter of Vasily Mironoff and Kathleen Rogers.
- 'John Boorman' (qv) said he cast her opposite 'Nicol Williamson' (qv) in _Excalibur (1981)_ (qv), against both of their protests, because he felt their dislike of each other made them perfect as rivals Morgana and Merlin.