Helen Mirren

Biography: Helen Mirren began as Ilyena Mironoff, having been born in England into a Russian family. Her grandfather was a Russian diplomat who was in London to buy arms for the Russians in 1917 when the October Revolution happened, and he decided to stay on, and his family joined him in London. Helen\'s great-great-great-great-grandfather was Field-Marshal Kamensky, a famous Russian general of the Napoleonic wars.

She began as a stage actress with Britain's National Youth Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, moving on to films and television. She starred as a police inspector in the show Prime Suspect. Helen has lived with director Taylor Hackford in Los Angeles since 1986, and they were married in 1997. She became Dame Helen in 2003, when she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and is also an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). GOLDEN GLOBE WINS AND NOMINATIONS: Best
Helen Mirren began as Ilyena Mironoff, having been born in England into a Russian family. Her grandfather was a Russian diplomat who was in London to buy arms for the Russians in 1917 when the October Revolution happened, and he decided to stay on, and his family joined him in London. Helen\'s great-great-great-great-grandfather was Field-Marshal Kamensky, a famous Russian general of the Napoleonic wars.

She began as a stage actress with Britain's National Youth Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, moving on to films and television. She starred as a police inspector in the show Prime Suspect.
Helen has lived with director Taylor Hackford in Los Angeles since 1986, and they were married in 1997.

She became Dame Helen in 2003, when she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and is also an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

GOLDEN GLOBE WINS AND NOMINATIONS:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV:

Losing Chase (1996) (nomination)
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999) (win)
The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone (2003) (nomination)
Door to Door (2002) (nomination)
Elizabeth I (2005) (win)
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006) (nomination)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Gosford Park (2001) (nomination)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy:

Calendar Girls (2003) (nomination)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama:

The Queen (2006) (win)

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINS AND NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR SPECIAl:

Prime Suspect 2 (1992) (nomination)
Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (nomination)
Prime Suspect 4: Scent of Darkness (1995) (win)
Prime Suspect 5: Errors Of Judgement (1996) (nomination)
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999) (win)
Door to Door (2002) (supporting) (nomination)
The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone (2003) (nomination)
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) (nomination)
Elizabeth I (2006) (win)
Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2007) (win)

ACADEMY AWARD WINS AND NOMINATIONS:

Best Supporting Actress:

The Madness of King George (1994) (nomination)
Gosford Park (2001) (nomination)

Best Actress: The Queen (2006) (win) TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: A Month in the Country (1995) Dance of Death (2002)
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Helen Mirren's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 91 The Queen
Lowest Metascore: 33 Shadowboxer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Woman in Gold Apr 3, 2015 Maria Altmann tbd
55 The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Madame Mallory / Madame Mallory 7.1
47 RED 2 Jul 19, 2013 Victoria / Victoria 6.7
65 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Dean Hardscrabble 7.8
55 Hitchcock Nov 23, 2012 Alma Reville / Alma Reville 6.8
65 The Debt Aug 31, 2011 Rachel Singer 6.6
57 Brighton Rock Aug 26, 2011 Ida 7.0
36 Arthur Apr 8, 2011 Hobson 5.0
43 The Tempest Dec 10, 2010 Prospera 6.3
60 RED Oct 15, 2010 Victoria 7.0
53 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Sep 24, 2010 Nyra 6.9
37 Love Ranch Jun 30, 2010 Grace Bontempo 7.5
76 The Last Station Dec 4, 2009 Sofya Tolstaya 7.9
64 State of Play Apr 17, 2009 Cameron Lynne 7.4
tbd Inkheart Jan 23, 2009 Elinor Loredan 5.9
48 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Dec 21, 2007 Emily Appleton 5.6
91 The Queen Sep 30, 2006 The Queen 6.5
33 Shadowboxer Jul 21, 2006 Rose 6.2
63 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Apr 29, 2005 Deep Thought 6.1
60 The Clearing Jul 2, 2004 Eileen Hayes 7.1
38 Raising Helen May 26, 2004 Dominique 6.7
60 Calendar Girls Dec 19, 2003 Chris 7.6
36 No Such Thing Mar 29, 2002 The Boss 6.3
78 Last Orders Dec 7, 2001 Amy 8.0
46 Greenfingers Jul 27, 2001 Georgina Woodhouse 8.1
35 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Aug 20, 1999 Mrs. Tingle 5.2
64 The Prince of Egypt Dec 18, 1998 The Queen 8.4
49 The Mosquito Coast Nov 26, 1986 Mother Fox 7.1
46 White Nights Nov 22, 1985 Galina Ivanova 6.5