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:
  • 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).
  • She allegedly refused the C.B.E. (Commander of Order of the British Empire) in 1996.
  • Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
  • Was voted 2nd in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year in December 2006.
  • She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
  • Her grandfather Piotr Vasilievich Mironoff was a Tsarist (White Russian) aristocrat who was in London negotiating an arms deal for the World War I when the 1917 Russian Revolution stranded him there. His wife and son (Helen's father) joined him in London.
  • Sister of Peter Basil Mironoff and Katherine Mironoff.
  • (2002) Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "Dance of Death" by 'August Strindberg' (qv).


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