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Four Weddings Wins British Film Poll

Four Weddings and a Funeral has beaten Life of Brian in a poll to find Britain's best film.The Virgin Media Shorts survey found Richard Curtis' 1994 blockbuster Four Weddings and a Funeral was more popular...

By on 30 June 2008

Mirren Finally Meets Real Queen

DAME HELEN MIRREN has finally come face to face with Britain's royal leader THE QUEEN two years after she won an Oscar for playing her on film. The Academy Award winner Mirren was forced to...

Lydon Understands The Queen After Watching Mirren's Portrayal

Punk icon JOHN LYDON has a newfound respect for British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II after watching HELEN MIRREN portray her on the big screen. The Sex Pistols star, who once sneered at royalty in the...

Mirren Cast After Streep's Rejection

Oscar-winning actress DAME HELEN MIRREN was only cast in a new epic movie because MERYL STREEP turned down her part. The star plays the wife of War And Peace author Leo Tolstoy in new movie...

Mirren Takes On Royal Role To Name Cruise Ship

Oscar-winner DAME HELEN MIRREN revisited her role as British royalty when she was invited to officially name the U.K.'s biggest ever cruise liner at a ceremony in Southampton, England, on Wednesday (16Apr08). The Queen actress...

Russian Heritage Proves Mirren Was Born To Act

DAME HELEN MIRREN considers herself to have been born to act - because her Russian ancestors created the country's first ever theatre. The actress, who has a Russian father and whose real name is Illiana...

Mirren Mistaken For Russian Native

DAME HELEN MIRREN loves visiting Russia - because she is often mistaken for a native. The Oscar-winning actress, 62, who is half Russian on her father's side, admits locals assume she hails from their country,...

Mirren's Moon Regret

DAME HELEN MIRREN turned down the chance to perform onstage with late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON, after he broke into her West End theatre dressing room. The British actress was performing in a 1974...

Mirren Scoops Best Nude Gong

Oscar-winning actress HELEN MIRREN has won another award to add to her collection - for taking her clothes off. The Queen star was named as the top celebrity by the Naturist Society in the U.S....

Helen Mirren Praised By Naturist Society

HELEN MIRREN's on and off screen antics have seen her rewarded for her naturist tendencies.The actress, whose credits include ELIZABETH I and GOSFORD PARK, has bared all in the hit movie CALENDER GIRLS and is...

By on 26 March 2008

Mirren Unfazed By Diana's Death

Oscar-winner HELEN MIRREN was unaffected by the death of late royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES - insisting she doesn't even remember where she was when she heard the tragic news. The 62-year-old landed an Academy...

Mirren Has No Regrets Over Children

DAME HELEN MIRREN refused to join Britain's Women's Institute (WI) organisation - because she didn't want to have children. The Oscar winner admits she struggled to play Tricia Stewart in the 2003 movie Calendar Girls,...

Mirren Understands Queen's Dislike For Diana

Playing THE QUEEN gave Oscar-winner HELEN MIRREN a greater sense of why England's reigning monarch disliked her late daughter-in-law DIANA. The hit film revolved around the Queen's response to the news of Diana's death in...

Mirren Avoids Airport Encounters

HELEN MIRREN hates getting recognised at airports - because her luggage is so "scruffy". The Oscar-winning British actress insists her encounters with fans are usually "sweet", but she'd rather they leave her alone when she's...

Day-lewis Thanks Clooney While Marion Cotillard Quivers

Daniel Day-Lewis has explained why he kissed fellow best actor nominee George Clooney after winning the award at Sunday night's Oscars.The There Will Be Blood actor gave an affectionate kiss to wife Rebecca Miller after...

By on 25 February 2008

No Country For Old Men And Day-lewis Win At The Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis has won the Oscar for best actor on an evening when all the major acting prizes went to European actors.Day-Lewis picked up the award for his role in There Will Be Blood, meanwhile...

By on 25 February 2008

Mirren Hoping For The Queen Sequel

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is desperate to appear in a follow up to 2006 film THE QUEEN. The star was awarded a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the British monarch in the acclaimed...

Mirren To Launch Cruise Ship

DAME HELEN MIRREN is set to name and launch her first ship - a duty almost exclusively performed by British royalty. The actress - who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of British monarch...

Harry Potter Author Jk Rowling Honoured At South Bank Awards

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of novels, has been honoured with an outstanding achievement prize at the South Bank Show awards.Rowling joins the illustrious company of the award's previous recipients, including Tom...

By on 30 January 2008

Mirren Angered By U.s. Prime Suspect Snub

Actress HELEN MIRREN was livid after learning an American version of U.K. crime drama PRIME SUSPECT was planned - because she was last in line to play the lead role. The Oscar winner, 62, played...

Mirren Hopes For Poirot Role

Oscar-winning actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is appealing to British TV bosses to offer her a role in a TV adaptation of AGATHA CHRISTIE's POIROT. The Queen star is a big fan of the legendary detective...

National Treasure Still Shining

National Treasure: Book of Secrets has seen off strong competition to hold the number one spot at the American box office for a second week.The Nicolas Cage-starring movie took $35.6 million (£17.8 million) from 3,832...

By on 31 December 2007

Treasure Sequel Is Us No 1

National Treasure: Book of Secrets has seen off strong competition to take the number one spot in the American box office.The film, starring Nicholas Cage, took a total of $45.5 million (£22.9 million) in its...

By on 24 December 2007

Affleck In On State Of Play

Ben Affleck is believed to be the latest addition to the cast of political drama State of Play.Brad Pitt has already left the project - an adaptation of Paul Abbott's BBC drama - and due...

By on 19 December 2007

Mirren Cried When Rivers Named Her Worst Dressed

DAME HELEN MIRREN was once reduced to tears when JOAN RIVERS criticised her dress sense on television. The Oscar winner was aghast when her friend Rivers and fellow fashion expert co-presenters unanimously agreed Mirren was...

Mirren: 'America Wanted Me To Win The Oscar'

DAME HELEN MIRREN considers herself an honorary American, because of the support she received in the U.S. ahead of her Oscar win this year (07). Despite going up against American star Meryl Streep, Mirren is...

Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

By on 17 December 2007

Mirren Still Bitter About Winner's 'Sexist' Treatment Of Her

HELEN MIRREN has slammed director MICHAEL WINNER for his "sexist" attitude towards women, accusing him of treating her like "a piece of meat" when she was an aspiring actress. The Queen star met Winner once...

Mirren Likens Fake Breasts To Oranges

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN has ridiculed women who undergo plastic surgery to enhance their bust size, likening fake breasts to oranges. The Queen star, 62, cannot understand why women would want to inflate their breasts...

Mirren Loves America's Next Top Model

DAME HELEN MIRREN has an odd favourite TV show - reality hit AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. The Oscar-winning drama Dame admits she never thought she'd ever become hooked on a reality show, but she cannot...

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