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Frears Considered Nighy As Prince Philip

Director STEPHEN FREARS considered casting LOVE ACTUALLY funnyman BILL NIGHY as British royal PRINCE PHILIP in new movie THE QUEEN, but feared the film would become too much of a comedy if he did. Speaking...

Mirren To Publish Photobiography

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is telling her life story through photographs in a book to be published next year (07). THE QUEEN star has been rejecting book deals for her autobiography for years, insisting...

Mirren: 'Poisoning Won't Stop Me Visiting Russia'

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN refuses to let the recent furore surrounding the poisoning of a former Soviet spy interfere with her plans to travel to Russia next year (07). British police are investigating the...

Mirren Honoured With Achievement Award

Helen Mirren has been honoured with an acting achievement award by the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).The 61-year-old British actress, who most recently won acclaim for her role in The Queen, was handed the Variety...

By on 30 November 2006

Mirren Honoured At British Independent Film Awards

DAME HELEN MIRREN was honoured for her achievements at the British Independent Film Awards last night (29NOV06) - despite her film THE QUEEN failing to grab the main awards. The monarchy movie, directed by STEPHEN...

Mirren Wins Variety Club Award

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN garnered yet more acclaim for her portrayal of British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II when she was awarded the Outstanding Film Performance Of The Year Award by Britain's Variety Club. The...

Mirren's Royal Look Is A Hot Item In New York

DAME HELEN MIRREN's royal portrayal of THE QUEEN has sparked a new fashion craze in New York. The LONG GOOD FRIDAY actress has stunned royal fans with her portrayal of the British monarch - thanks...

This Is England Heads Nominations At Bifas

Director SHANE MEADOWS' THIS IS ENGLAND is leading the pack at the ninth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) next month (NOV06), with seven nominations This Is England has received nominations including Best Film,...

Mirren + Serkis Join Fantasy Cast

LORD OF THE RINGS actor ANDY SERKIS and HELEN MIRREN have been added to the star-studded adaptation of CORNELIA FUNKE's (corr) children's fantasy tale INKHEART Mirren will play a book collector, while Serkis will...

Mirren's Secret Weapon

DAME HELEN MIRREN admits she is insecure when facing other celebrities and uses 'stripper shoes' to ensure she is not overshadowed when she attends premieres The actress, 61, who is tipped to win her...

No Grudge Match

Executives at Sony who are assigned to estimate the weekend box-office gross of the company's releases significantly overestimated earnings for The Grudge 2, which was the top earner with $20.83 million. On Sunday they estimated...

Friday The 13th Lucky For The Grudge 2

A weekend that began on Friday the 13th proved to represent fortuitous timing for the horror film The Grudge 2, which topped the box office with an estimated $22 million. It was Sony's 12th film...

Movie Reviews: The Queen

As it expands into 46 theaters this weekend, The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, continues to draw majestic reviews. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times describes it as "a spellbinding story of opposed passions," those of...

Mirren's Film Industry Blast

DAME HELEN MIRREN has slammed the film industry for failing to recognise her acting talents when she was younger - claiming they "couldn't see beyond the blonde-big-tits thing". The actress, 61, who is tipped to...

Mirren Leads Call For More Ethnic Minorities On Tv

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is calling for more ethnic minorities to be given roles on TV, insisting they're poorly represented at the moment. Mirren is desperate to see an Anglo-Asian woman take over where...

Tom Bell Dies

Veteran British actor TOM BELL, who was best known for his Bafta-nominated performance in drama series PRIME SUSPECT, has died aged 73. He died in hospital following a short illness, according to the actor's...

Mirren Laments Child-free Life

English actress DAME HELEN MIRREN regrets not having children, but insists she has enough family in her life to make sure she's never lonely. Mirren is happily married to RAY director TAYLOR HACKFORD, and is...

Mirren To Quit Acting?

Film veteran DAME HELEN MIRREN may quit acting after losing her enthusiasm for her craft. Despite her lacklustre thoughts, the 61-year-old actress has been tipped for an Oscar after her starring role in THE QUEEN,...

Mirren: 'Diana Was Like Heroin'

The death of British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES was like quitting hard drugs cold turkey for actress HELEN MIRREN. The Brit, who plays QUEEN ELIZABETH II in the highly acclaimed new movie THE QUEEN,...

Mirren Fears She Will Never See Queen Again

DAME HELEN MIRREN fears QUEEN ELIZABETH II will never speak to her again after portraying her in the critically acclaimed new movie THE QUEEN. The 60-year-old star has been receiving rave reviews for her...

Mirren Blasts Negative Portrayal Of Women

DAME HELEN MIRREN is seething that actresses are still feted for their looks over their intelligence, revealing it took years before she was taken seriously. THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY star is best known for playing...

Mirren To Quit Tv And Film?

DAME HELEN MIRREN is considering turning her back on TV and movie roles because she doubts she'll ever top her success in 2006. The 61-year-old won Best Actress for her performance as British monarch QUEEN...

Mirren: 'Queen Is Not Sexy'

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN was so distraught at wearing dowdy clothes for her role as British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II in new film THE QUEEN, she cried in disappointment. Mirren played an earlier monarch in...

Robbins And Mirren To Be Honoured At Film Festival

Hollywood star TIM ROBBINS and British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN will be honoured at California's Mill Valley Film Festival next month (OCT06). Mirren, who is being tipped for an Oscar for her portrayal of British...

Mirren Was Catalyst For Prime Suspect Demise

Celebrated British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN was the reason for the demise of hit British TV detective series PRIME SUSPECT, because she simply failed to see how the show could develop. The influential star, who...

The End For Mirren's Prime Suspect Character

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN has let slip that her character in long-running British TV police drama PRIME SUSPECT will die at the end of the next series. The 61-year-old has been playing DCI JANE...

Mirren Blasts Male Dominated Tv Industry

DAME HELEN MIRREN has criticised the television industry for being overly male-dominated. The PRIME SUSPECT star believes there is a desperate need for female empowerment and women should be taking on stronger onscreen roles. Mirren...

Still Life A Surprise Winner At Venice

Following a vote that startled many reporters covering the Venice Film Festival, Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke's Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) seemed to come out of nowhere to wind up as the winner of the festival's...

Mirren And Affleck Win At Venice

DAME HELEN MIRREN and BEN AFFLECK have taken the acting honours at this year's (06) Venice Film Festival in Italy. Mirren was named Best Actress for her performance as British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II in...

Mirren Considers Auctioning Off Emmy Shoes

British actress HELEN MIRREN is considering auctioning off the high-heeled shoes that almost led to her most embarrassing moment at the Emmy Awards. The PRIME SUSPECT star stumbled when she walked to the stage to...

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