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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...

Theatre Broadcasts Mirren's Performance To Boost Arts Interest

DAME HELEN MIRREN's stage appearance in London's The National Theatre's production of PHEDRE will be broadcast in U.K. cinemas in a bid to heighten interest in the arts. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the...

Sheen Envious Of Mirren's Success

British actor MICHAEL SHEEN found it "difficult" to see his THE QUEEN co-star HELEN MIRREN land an Oscar for her performance - because he received very little credit for his own role in the film....

Transatlantic Box Office Success For Keanu

Keanu Reeves' new film The Day the Earth Stood Still is top of the box office charts on both sides of the Atlantic, it has been confirmed. The sci-fi remake debuted at number one in...

By on 16 December 2008

Star-studded Letter Urges "No" To Actor's Strike

Hollywood royalty including George Clooney and Tom Hanks have urged members of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) to vote against a planned actor's strike.The SAG wants its members to strike over what it sees as...

By on 16 December 2008

Mirren Will Never Leave Britain

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN has vowed never to move to Hollywood - because she couldn't bear to leave her native Britain. The Queen star splits her time between the U.K and the U.S. while she...

Mirren Married Husband For 'Economic' Reasons

British star HELEN MIRREN has confessed she only married husband TAYLOR HACKFORD for the financial benefits. The Oscar winning actress has been married to American film director Hackford for 11 years. And Mirren admits she...

Prime Suspect Writer La Plante Awarded Cbe

Lynda La Plante, who is best known for writing the hit TV series Prime Suspect, has been awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace.La Plante, 62, was rewarded for her services to literature, drama and charity...

By on 22 November 2008

Mirren Is Top Dinner Party Choice

Britons would rather have actress Helen Mirren as their guest at a dinner party than any other celebrity, a survey suggests.Research by Freixenet found 42 per cent of people thought the Oscar-winner was the ultimate...

By on 20 November 2008

Mirren's Difficulties Working With Husband

DAME HELEN MIRREN found it difficult working with her director husband - because she got upset whenever shouted at people onset. Mirren and her partner Taylor Hackford have teamed up for new movie Love Ranch,...

Mirren Under Fire Again For Rape Comments

HELEN MIRREN has come under fire again for her views on rape - after suggesting female jurors in a sexual assault case were deliberately selected by barristers because "women go against women". The Queen star...

Jackson's Love For Mirren

SAMUEL L. JACKSON has confessed to a secret crush - he's in love with prim British actress HELEN MIRREN. The Pulp Fiction star admits he lusts after the 63-year-old actress, who famously played Queen Elizabeth...

Strong Showing For Brits At European Film Awards

Several British stars have received nominations at this years European Film Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark.Kristin Scott Thomas has been nominated as best actress for her role in I've Loved You So Long, while James McAvoy...

By on 08 November 2008

Mirren's Mortgage Pretence

DAME HELEN MIRREN once had to pretend to be engaged to persuade a bank to give her a mortgage. The British actress admits she was unable to get on the property ladder single-handedly when she...

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