Jul. 26th, 1945
Chiswick, London, England, UK
Helen Mirren's Main TV Roles
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- (2004) Nominated for Best Actress, 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for her performance in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton Stage.
- 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.
- 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).
- Sister of Peter Basil Mironoff and Katherine Mironoff.
- (2001) Nominated for Best Actress, 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for her performance of "Orpheus Descending" at the Donmar Warehouse.
- Despite her Russian birth name and ancestry, she is not fluent in Russian.
- She is the only actress to play both Queen Elizabeth I (in _"Elizabeth I" (2005)_ (qv)) and 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv) (_The Queen (2006)_ (qv)).
- Nominated for the 2002 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Dance of Death".