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Dame Helen Mirren Grants Dying Fan's Wish

19th May 2013

Dame Helen Mirren thrilled a terminally ill young fan by dressing as Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii and inviting him to join her for tea.The actress reached out to 10-year-old schoolboy Oliver Burton, who is battling...

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Monsters University Was 'Hard' To Make

14th May 2013

'Monsters University' was ''hard'' to make.The upcoming animated flick marks the first prequel produced by Pixar Animations - the Disney-owned studio behind the original 'Monsters, Inc.' and the 'Toy Story' movies - and producer Kori...

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Dame Helen Mirren Says She Would 'Do The Same Again' After Drummer Outburst

By Joe Wilde | 7th May 2013

Dame Helen Mirren well and truly went against character during a recent performance as Queen Elizabeth II in the stage show The Audience, when she stormed from the stage to yell at a group of...

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Helen Mirren Horrified After Realising Her Theatre Outburst Was Filmed

7th May 2013

Dame Helen Mirren felt mortified for losing her temper at a group of street performers in London on Saturday (04May13) after realising onlookers were filming her outburst on their camera phones.The actress stormed out of...

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Helen Mirren Makes Amends For Theatre Outburst

6th May 2013

Dame Helen Mirren attempted to make amends for her outburst at a group of drummers on Saturday (04May13) by sporting a homemade T-shirt promoting their cause.The veteran actress stormed out of the Gielgud Theatre in...

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Dame Helen Mirren Blasts Dance Troop For Interrupting Her Turn As The Queen

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th May 2013

If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s make a load of noise while Helen Mirren is doing her best to portray The Queen. That’s what troupe of performers outside London’s Gielgud theatre did, and...

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Dame Helen Mirren Leaves Theatre To Scold Noisy Street Band

6th May 2013

Dame Helen Mirren stunned onlookers when she stormed out of a London theatre on Saturday (04May13) to scold noisy street performers while in her costume as Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii.The 67-year-old Brit flew into a...

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Dame Helen Mirren Dress 'Celebration' For Nicholas Oakwell

2nd May 2013

Dressing Dame Helen Mirren for the BAFTAs was a ''celebration'' for Nicholas Oakwell.The British designer was over the moon when the award-winning actress wore his floor length off-white gown to the ceremony in February -...

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Dame Helen Mirren Eclipsed By 'Curious Incident' At Olivier Awards

By Contributor | 30th April 2013

It’s rare that Dame Helen Mirren is left in the shadows, but that’s exactly what happened at the annual Olivier Awards as – despite taking the best actress award – she had to take a...

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Luke Treadaway Upsets The Odds To Win Best Actor Olivier Award [Photos]

By Michael West | 29th April 2013

Luke Treadaway, the British actor often dubbed a 'rising star' in the industry, won best actor at a glitzy Olivier Awards ceremony in London on Sunday (April 28, 2013). The National Theatre's adaptation of Mark...

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Helen Mirren Wins First Olivier Award

29th April 2013

Dame Helen Mirren has won her first ever Olivier Award.The 67-year-old actress picked up the prestigious Best actress award for her role as Queen Elizabeth the II in Stephen Daldry's 'The Audience' at the ceremony...

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time And Dame Helen Mirren Sweep Up At The Oliviers Awards

By Joe Wilde | 29th April 2013

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time became the second consecutive play to bring home a massive haul of seven trophies at the Olivier Awards, with the stage adaption of Mark Haddon’s bestselling...

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New Monsters University Trailer Introduces Helen Mirren's Dean Hardscrabble [Trailer & Pictures]

By Michael West | 26th April 2013

Mike and Sulley enter the Oozma Kappa houseThe new worldwide trailer for Disney/Pixar's Monsters University introduces Helen Mirren's character Dean Hardscrabble whilst also featuring Steve Buscemi, John Krasinski, Alfred Molini and, of course, Billy Crystal...

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Margaret Thatcher Tribute Set For Helen Mirren Play

8th April 2013

The cast of Dame Helen Mirren's West End play will pay tribute to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during Monday night's (08Apr13) show in the hours after her death.The play features Mirren as Queen...

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Helen Mirren Heading To America With The Audience

29th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren is set to thrill her American fans with her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth Ii in hit stage show The Audience - the production is heading Stateside next year (14).The actress has won...

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Emma Watson Is 'English Rose' Of Madame Tussauds

27th March 2013

Emma Watson has become the ''English rose'' Madame Tussauds after her wax figure was unveiled on Tuesday (26.03.13).The 'Harry Potter' star has been immortalised in wax at the world famous attraction in London and is...

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Stars Join Prince Charles At Charity Awards

27th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis joined Charles, Prince Of Wales at an awards ceremony hosted by the British royal's charitable foundation in London on Tuesday (26Mar13).The famous duo were among the special guests at...

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Dame Helen Mirren Nominated For Olivier Award

26th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award.The 67-year-old actress is in the running for Best Actress at next month's annual British theatre awards for her role as the queen in the...

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Dame Helen Mirren Hints At Sam Mendes Sexism At Empire Awards

By Contributor | 25th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren doesn’t indulge herself in any sort of beef too often, so when she does you tend to listen, as it’s normally based on some pretty solid foundations. So what, then, of her...

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Dame Helen Mirren Picks Up Legend Award "For The Girls" At Empire Movie Awards

By Joe Wilde | 25th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren picked up a well deserved 'Legend Award' from the good people of Empire Magazine at the well-known movie magazine's annual awards show last night, with the mag honouring a career that has...

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Michelle Obama Tops Sunday Times Best Dressed List

11th March 2013

Michelle Obama has topped the first ever Sunday Times Best Dressed list.The United States' first lady was commended for using fashion as a ''force for good'', while other names on the list included Queen Elizabeth...

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Stephen Daldry Suffered Corgi Troubles On The Audience Set

11th March 2013

Director Stephen Daldry had to draft in a last-minute replacement for the animal star of his new play The Audience when the corgi dog stopped obeying Dame Helen Mirren's commands.Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth Ii in...

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Stephen Daldry Offers Queen Elizabeth Ii Private Performance Of Helen Mirren Play

7th March 2013

Director Stephen Daldry has offered Queen Elizabeth Ii a private home viewing of Dame Helen Mirren's new royal stage show The Audience.Mirren has won rave reviews for her role as the monarch in the West...

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Helen Mirren The Queen Of Acting Once More On First Night Of The Audience

By Contributor | 6th March 2013

Chuffing Helen Mirren, is there any point when she isn’t playing the Queen? Ok, ok so admittedly she’s only played Queen Lizzie, like, twice. That’s still twice more than anyone at Contactmusic has though.This time...

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You Can Be Queen, Again: Helen Mirren Impresses Critics With 'The Audience'

By Hayley Avron | 6th March 2013

Helen Mirren’s Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in the 2006 movie The Queen made her an obvious choice to tackle the same role in the West End play The Audience. The play opened last night...

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Helen Mirren Wins Rave Reviews Reprising The Queen Onstage

6th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren has won acclaim from critics after debuting her second portrayal of Queen Elizabeth Ii in new play The Audience.The actress, who won an Oscar for her turn in 2006 drama The Queen,...

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The Things They Say: 3540435

5th March 2013

"Basically I watch the documentaries that the rest of us have watched, but I watch them in a particular kind of way, seeing little moments." Dame Helen Mirren viewed shows about Queen Elizabeth Ii to...

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Helen Mirren Worried New Play Would Upset Queen Elizabeth Ii

5th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren initially planned to turn down the chance to portray Queen Elizabeth Ii for a second time because she was worried about upsetting the British monarch.The actress, who won an Oscar for her...

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Robert Hardy Pulls Out Of Helen Mirren Play

26th February 2013

British actor Robert Hardy has quit his role opposite Dame Helen Mirren in a London play after injuring himself in a fall.The veteran star was cast as former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in West...

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Dame Helen Mirren To Bring New Queen Role To Cinemas

22nd February 2013

Dame Helen Mirren is heading to cinemas as Queen Elizabeth Ii for a second time after producers of her new London play agreed to film the production for the big screen.The actress, who won an...

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