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")
- Measurements: 36C-25-36 (starlet days), 38C-26-37 (on _Prime Suspect (1991) (TV)_ (qv) - 1996), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
- 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.
- She allegedly refused the C.B.E. (Commander of Order of the British Empire) in 1996.
- Stepmother of 'Rio Hackford' (qv) and Alexander Hackford.
- At the premiere of _The Queen (2006)_ (qv) at the Venice Film Festival, her performance received a 5 minute standing ovation.
- (2007) She dedicated her BAFTA win for _The Queen (2006)_ (qv) (for Best Actress in a Leading Role) to 'Ian Richardson (I)' (qv) for playing a huge part in her success story. She said (in her acceptance speech) that Richardson was very supportive towards her when she started out acting, and without him she may not have been so successful. She dedicated this award two days after Richardson died.
- 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.
- (2007) Won Film Achievement, Greatest Britons.