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Golden Globes Up In The Air

'Up in the Air' starring George Clooney has received the most nominations at next year's Golden Globes.The comedy drama - in which Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizer who travels the country delivering...

Mirren's Marriage Lacks Romance

DAME HELEN MIRREN's husband TAYLOR HACKFORD never makes any romantic gestures - because she prefers him to be "manly".The Oscar-winning star has been married to the filmmaker for 12 years, and she's happy Hackford fails...

Helen Mirren No Nude Prude

Dame Helen Mirren says getting naked has got easier as she gotten older.The 64-year-old actress - who has stripped on screen in several films - insists baring all in front of the camera is "liberating"...

Law, Mirren, Weisz And Stewart To Compete For Theatre Awards

JUDE LAW, DAME HELEN MIRREN, RACHEL WEISZ and PATRICK STEWART are among the stars competing at the upcoming Whatsonstage.com Awards, which honour the best in London theatre.Law received a nomination in the Best Actor category...

Mirren Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour

DAME HELEN MIRREN has picked up another award to add to her impressive collection - the veteran actress has received a lifetime achievement honour for her career's work.The Queen star accepted the accolade in recognition...

Precious Tops Spirit Nominations

This year's winners of the annual Spirit Awards for independent films on March 5 might well be rehearsing their acceptance speeches for the Oscars two days. The acclaimed drama Precious, already a critical and box-office...

Mirren Honoured At Bono's Film Festival

Veteran actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is set to be honoured for her career achievements at California's 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.The Queen Oscar-winner will be presented the Career Achievement Award at the festival's...

Mirren To Play The Queen Again?

DAME HELEN MIRREN is reportedly set to reprise her role as British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II in an upcoming film about INDIRA GANDHI.Mirren, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth in 2006...

Mirren Set For Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is to be awarded a lifetime achievement honour for her contribution to the film industry.The Queen Oscar-winner will be presented with the trophy at the 19th annual Women in Film...

Mirren Seeing Red

DAME HELEN MIRREN has joined BRUCE WILLIS and MORGAN FREEMAN in a movie adaptation of popular comic series RED.The Queen actress is part of an all-star cast for the film, which will be based on...

Stars Get Artistic For Charity Auction

Stars including SIR IAN MCKELLEN and DAME HELEN MIRREN have tapped into their creative sides by inking sketches for a charity auction.Supermodel Kate Moss, pop band Westlife and singer Lily Allen have also designed and...

Carey Replaced Mirren In Precious?

MARIAH CAREY had to fill some regal shoes when she accepted her acclaimed role in PRECIOUS - the part was originally offered to HELEN MIRREN.The Heartbreaker diva has wowed critics with her performance as a...

Mirren & Castellitto Win Top Honours At Rome Film Festival

DAME HELEN MIRREN and Italy's SERGIO CASTELLITTO have scored the big acting honours at the Rome Film Festival in Italy.The Queen star Mirren was named Best Actress for her portrayal of Leo Tolstoy's wife in...

Mirren Sobs Over Queen Footage

DAME HELEN MIRREN bursts into tears every time she sees footage of British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II as a young girl - because the video inspired her to portray the royal in her Oscar-winning movie.The...

Prime Suspect Heads For U.s.

DAME HELEN MIRREN's award-winning British TV drama PRIME SUSPECT is to be remade in the U.S.The Queen actress is famed for her role as police chief Jane Tennison in the crime series, which ran from...

Hackford Stunned By Mirren's Queen Portrayal

HELEN MIRREN's husband TAYLOR HACKFORD was so shocked to see his wife dressed up as British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II for a movie role he burst out laughing.The veteran actress won an Oscar for her...

Hackford Named New Directors Guild President

HELEN MIRREN's director husband TAYLOR HACKFORD has landed the role of president of the Directors Guild of America.The Ray auteur has taken over from Michael Apted to represent the union for film and TV directors...

Theatregoer Falls Ill At Mirren's Play

DAME HELEN MIRREN was forced to halt a live performance of PHEDRE after an audience member fell ill.The veteran actress is currently starring alongside Dominic Cooper in a version of Racine's classic tragedy at the...

Ling To Play Mirren's Top Hooker

Actress BAI LING has been added to HELEN MIRREN's bevy of beauties in a new film about a Las Vegas brothel - even though her audition was anything but normal.The Wild Wild West star had...

No Sequel For Calendar Girls

DAME HELEN MIRREN's co-star in CALENDAR GIRLS has laughed off reports of a sequel to the hit film - insisting the movie has produced enough spin-offs already. Penelope Wilton starred alongside Mirren in the surprise 2003...

State Of Play Tops U.k. Box Office Chart

RUSSELL CROWE and DAME HELEN MIRREN's thriller STATE OF PLAY has stormed to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (25-26Apr09), with takings of $2.175 million (£1.5 million). The movie, which sees...

State Of Play Thrills UK Cinemagoers To Top Charts

Political drama State of Play has topped the UK box office charts after its first weekend on release.The Kevin MacDonald thriller, based on the acclaimed BBC drama series, took £1.5 million to knock last week's...

By on 28 April 2009

Mirren Shuns Party Food For Supermarket Snack

DAME HELEN MIRREN stunned shoppers in a London supermarket after popping in to buy a snack on her way home from a glamorous awards bash. The Queen star attended the British Academy of Film and Television...

Mirren's Singing Nightmare

DAME HELEN MIRREN has been banned from singing around her home - because her husband cannot bear to hear her tuneless warbling. The Queen star enjoys belting out tracks and often finds herself singing along to...

Crowe's Talent Praised At State Of Play UK Premiere

State of Play director Kevin Macdonald paid tribute to Russell Crowe's acting talents at the film's UK premiere in London's West End on Tuesday night.The Bafta-winning director joined leading man Crowe and co-star Dame Helen...

By on 22 April 2009

Queens Of Hollywood Mourn Richardson's Death

Hollywood legends DAME HELEN MIRREN and MERYL STREEP are the latest acting greats to express their sadness at the death of British star NATASHA RICHARDSON. The tragic actress died after a fall while skiing on the...

Dench And Mirren In Theatre Power List

Veteran actresses DAME JUDI DENCH and DAME HELEN MIRREN are among a host of stars named as the most powerful women in theatre. The two are joined by Rachel Weisz, Rosamund Pike and Gillian Anderson in...

Cate Blanchett Named Best Onscreen Monarch

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in film for her portrayal of English monarch Elizabeth I, in a new poll.The Oscar winner narrowly defeated Dame Helen Mirren's portrayal of Elizabeth II...

By on 06 March 2009

Mirren Learning Hebrew For Movie Role

DAME HELEN MIRREN is determined to perfect her role as a Jewish secret agent in forthcoming movie THE DEBT - the British actress has reportedly been taking Hebrew lessons. The Queen star is currently in Israel...

Brand Gifts Mirren With Underwear

British comedian RUSSELL BRAND attempted to flirt with DAME HELEN MIRREN on the set of their new movie by offering her his dirty underwear. The actors appear in a forthcoming film adaptation of William Shakespeare's The...

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