Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren was born Ilynea Lydia Mironoff on 26th July 1945 in Chiswick, London, England. Her nickname is "Popper". She has an English mother and her father, a Russian aristocrat who was stranded in London after the 1917 revolution, was a driving instructor and a musician. She is the granddaughter of a White Russian émigré nobleman and has a sister, Catherine, and a brother, Peter. In her youth she once worked at the Kursaal amusement park in Southend as a "blagger" to attract customers to the rides. She attended a teacher training college to please her parents but pursued her real love, acting, during weekends and vacations at the National Youth Theatre.



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Dame Helen Mirren Wants To Star In A 'Fast & Furious' Film - And Yes, You Did Read That Correctly!

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Helen Mirren is not a woman to turn down difficult roles. She has, after all, played three different Queens of the United Kingdom and, in a voice part, the Queen of Egypt. Yet there is nothing 69-year-old Mirren would like more than to star in a Fast and Furious film and do her own driving stunts.

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Helen Mirren would love to be in a Fast and Furious movie.

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Kristin Scott Thomas Is Named A Dame Ahead Of Royal Role In 'The Audience'

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Kristin Scott Thomas has finally received her long-awaited and very well-deserved Damehood from Queen Elizabeth II at at Buckingham Palace, ahead of her role as the monarch herself in West End stage drama 'The Audience' in which she will star in April.

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Kristin Scott Thomas finally becomes a dame

The Academy Award nominated actress became Dame Kristin Scott Thomas for her services to drama this week, and revealed to the Queen herself upon her honour that she is set to play her in upcoming stage show 'The Audience'. 'She asked me what I was doing next, so I had to tell her and she said it would be quite a challenge', the 54-year-old told BBC reporters

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A Week In Movies: Zoolander Steals The Show In Paris, Shailene And Theo Shine In London, Trailers Drop For Get Hard, Woman In Gold And 5 Flights Up

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In Paris this week, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made headlines when they shot a sequence for Zoolander 2 on the catwalk during Valentino's Paris Fashion Week show. As their characters Derek and Hansel, they strutted to the strains of The Human League's Don't You Want Me, followed by a p[arade of high-fashion models. The film is due next February. Watch Ben Stiller And Owen Wilson Steal The Runway At Paris Fashion.

Shailene Woodley and Theo James led a line-up of red carpet eye candy at the world premiere of the Divergent sequel Insurgent this week in London. Guests included stars from TV shows like The Hills and Made in Chelsea, plus musicians, models and athletes, as well as Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent novels. The movie is out next week.

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Helen Mirren Shines In Woman In Gold

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British acting legend Helen Mirren is back on the big screen as one half of a screen partnership with the delectable Ryan Reynolds in upcoming true story drama Woman in Gold.

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Mirren plays Austrian-Jewish Holocaust survivor, Maria Altmann

Mirren plays Jewish octogenarian Maria Altmann, an Austrian Holocaust survivor living in Los Angeles. She enlists the help of lawyer Randol Schoenberg (Reynolds), also of Austrian descent, as she begins a fight against the Austrian government to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was confiscated by the Nazis in Vienna.

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Elizabeth Teeter, Helen Mirren and Sadie Sink - Opening night after party for Broadway play The Audience, held at URBO restaurant - Arrivals. at URBO restaurant, - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 8th March 2015

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Helen Mirren - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 2015 Roundabout Theatre Company Spring Gala which was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 2nd March 2015

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Diana Goreham

Brilliant actress.Especial as DCI or Super Jane Tennison.Helen plays the part so well.I see that a new series is coming in the Autumn, good.How soon can we get the DVD of it?Thanks Helen. When will you film be released, where you play Queen Elizabeth IIDiana Goreham

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michelle paton

I think Helen Mirren is one of our finest actors, I also loved her in Prime Suspect and just by a look you understand what she is saying, no one is better by my book. Everything she does is pure magic and a treat to watch.

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michelle paton

ps ms mirren as a huge fan and away from home Scotland now live in Laguna Beach (weather) watching you is as good as being their thank you..

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Painterjohn

I am Helen's fan. I do say she is so gorgeous and beautiful. I love most of her pictures.I'm painting her portrait, copy from photo. I hope to show it to public when I finish and hope Helen will see it.

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