Jul. 26th, 1945
Chiswick, London, England, UK
Helen Mirren's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Woman in Gold
2014 - The Hundred-Foot Journey
2013 - RED 2
2013 - Monsters University
2012 - Hitchcock
2011 - Arthur
2011 - Brighton Rock
2010 - Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
2010 - RED
2010 - Love Ranch
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 - Greenfingers
2001 - Last Orders
2001 - No Such Thing
2001 - Gosford Park
1999 - Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1997 - Critical Care
1996 - Some Mother's Son
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 Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
1980 - The Long Good Friday
1973 - O Lucky Man!
1973 - O Lucky Man!
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest
Herself - Actress (segment "The Dame")
Becky's Inner Voice (Voiced)
Maddie Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
- According to an article in People Weekly (November 3, 1980) her tattoo is an American Indian symbol meaning "equal but opposite".
- (2001) Nominated for Best Actress, 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for her performance of "Orpheus Descending" at the Donmar Warehouse.
- 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".
- 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.
- (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.
- Stepmother of 'Rio Hackford' (qv) and Alexander Hackford.
- She allegedly refused the C.B.E. (Commander of Order of the British Empire) in 1996.