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Carey Replaced Mirren In Precious?

3rd November 2009

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...

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Mirren & Castellitto Win Top Honours At Rome Film Festival

24th October 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 8145

13th October 2009

Stars including DAME HELEN MIRREN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and GERI HALLIWELL have donated dresses for a charity auction. The pieces will go on display in a shopping centre in Surrey, England before they are sold...

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The Things They Say 13727

11th October 2009

"I read the script backwards. If my character is still there on the last page that's a good sign. If the part disappears then I don't bother to read it from the front. I just...

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Mirren Sobs Over Queen Footage

9th September 2009

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...

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Prime Suspect Heads For U.s.

3rd September 2009

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...

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Hackford Stunned By Mirren's Queen Portrayal

6th August 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 12992

28th July 2009

"We spend months apart and I think that helps. We have a horrendous row within days of being reunited because it's annoying to have someone else telling you what to do and then we get...

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Hackford Named New Directors Guild President

27th July 2009

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...

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Theatregoer Falls Ill At Mirren's Play

12th June 2009

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...

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Ling To Play Mirren's Top Hooker

9th June 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 7492

9th June 2009

DAME HELEN MIRREN's performance in the National Theatre of London’s production of PHEDRE will be aired live at Hollywood landmark the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre on 25 June (09).

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No Sequel For Calendar Girls

18th May 2009

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...

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State Of Play Tops U.k. Box Office Chart

29th April 2009

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...

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State Of Play Thrills UK Cinemagoers To Top Charts

28th April 2009

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...

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Mirren Shuns Party Food For Supermarket Snack

28th April 2009

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...

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Mirren's Singing Nightmare

27th April 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 12052

27th April 2009

"She's extremely talented. She's got the most wonderful singing voice. I'm very jealous of her." Veteran actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is envious of 16-year-old HANNAH MONTANA star MILEY CYRUS....

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The Things They Say 11996

22nd April 2009

"Obviously I wanted the film to happen, that's the most important thing. When Brad fell out it became a question mark, and luckily Russell came and saved us all." DAME HELEN MIRREN feared for new...

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The Things They Say 11989

22nd April 2009

"I think a lot of people secretly want to boss RUSSELL CROWE around." DAME HELEN MIRREN loved playing the actor's newspaper editor in STATE OF PLAY....

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Crowe's Talent Praised At State Of Play UK Premiere

22nd April 2009

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...

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Queens Of Hollywood Mourn Richardson's Death

20th March 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 11635

18th March 2009

"I'm quite a solitary person. I do my job and what I have to do - lots of meeting and greeting. But it doesn't come naturally." Actress HELEN MIRREN finds it difficult to make friends....

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Dench And Mirren In Theatre Power List

6th March 2009

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...

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Cate Blanchett Named Best Onscreen Monarch

6th March 2009

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...

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Mirren Learning Hebrew For Movie Role

27th February 2009

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...

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Brand Gifts Mirren With Underwear

12th February 2009

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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Fascinating Fact 6767

4th February 2009

BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY is to give a talk to students at the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on Friday (04Feb09). He will follow in the footsteps of past speakers, including OSCAR WILDE, DRACULA...

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The Things They Say 10992

30th January 2009

"I'm doing sit-ups every day so that I could maybe look like HELEN MIRREN in a bikini." RENEE ZELLWEGER is aspiring to emulate the 63-year-old star's figure in later life.

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Theatre Broadcasts Mirren's Performance To Boost Arts Interest

15th January 2009

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...

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