Helen Mirren was born Ilynea Lydia Mironoff on 26th July 1945 in Chiswick, London, England. Her nickname is "Popper". She has an English mother and her father, a Russian aristocrat who was stranded in London after the 1917 revolution, was a driving instructor and a musician. She is the granddaughter of a White Russian émigré nobleman and has a sister, Catherine, and a brother, Peter. In her youth she once worked at the Kursaal amusement park in Southend as a "blagger" to attract customers to the rides. She attended a teacher training college to please her parents but pursued her real love, acting, during weekends and vacations at the National Youth Theatre.
Mirren was speaking in a new interview with 'i' magazine.
In a frank and revealing interview, screen and stage legend Dame Helen Mirren has spoken about confronting and accepting death.
Speaking with i magazine on Thursday (April 12th), Mirren, now aged 72 and with a massive career behind her but still active and working, spoke about the necessity of thinking about death as one gets older, saying that it’s not to be feared and is “as much a part of life as anything else”.
“We are all headed in that direction, sorry to tell you! It's gonna happen. So one might as well confront it, and what better time to confront it than the latter part of your life?” she said.
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This is a rap battle you can't afford not to see.
In probably the most hilarious edition of James Corden's 'Drop The Mic' segment ever, he takes on Hollywood royalty Helen Mirren - and things get pretty personal. She proves on 'The Late Late Show' that with her tight rhymes she will always stay relevent in the entertainment world.
Helen Mirren at the ITV Studios
Few of us could ever imagine that we'd get to see the 72-year-old Academy Award winner engaged in a tense rap battle, but that's exactly what happened when she met James Corden on his show recently. Needless to say, she wiped the floor with the British host.
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They reunite on 'The Graham Norton Show' and take a walk down memory lane.
It's always nice to see that two people who once loved each other very much can come together again as the most amicable of friends. Dame Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson did just that when they appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show' and share some very happy memories.
Helen Mirren at 'The Leisure Seeker' premiere
The show's host quizzed the former couple about their relationship between 1980 and 1985 after meeting on the set of 'Excalibur', though 72-year-old Helen was quick to point out that it was a lot more than just a casual fling.
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Mirren, despite being the brand ambassador for 'L'Oreal Paris, cast doubt on whether moisturiser actually does anything.
Dame Helen Mirren has voiced doubts about whether skin moisturisers aimed women actually make any different at all, saying the product “probably does f**k all” – despite being the brand ambassador for beauty company L’Oreal Paris.
The 72 year old star is frequently praised for how good she looks at her age, and that was partly the reason that L’Oreal concluded a deal with her to become their brand ambassador back in 2014. However, though she’s dedicated to using their products because she loves how they feel, she voiced concerns this week about whether they actually do anything.
“I’m not setting standards for others. All I can do is be who I am. I’ve always loved make-up,” she told the audience during a L’Oreal panel discussion, held in Cannes, France this week, according to Campaign magazine.
Dominic Toretto has gone rogue. It seemed like the game was finally up with Brian and Mia retiring from their fast and furious lifestyles, and Dom and Letty swapping that life for marriage, but as it turns out things are not that simple. Dom has apparently sold out his family and friends to embark on another dangerous adventure. He seems to have been lured into action again by a very beautiful but extremely dangerous individual named Cipher. She has some seriously advanced technology at her disposal that she wants to use to execute her plan to take control of every motor vehicle in the city and cause some serious mass destruction. But Letty refuses to lose faith in him because she's sure there must be something more going on, though she doesn't know what yet. She re-teams with Tej Parker and Hobbs and this time they got a tank. Unfortunately for Hobbs, the only way they can take on Dom and his new girlfriend is by enlisting the help of his criminal nemesis Deckard Shaw.
Helen Mirren, Ed Norton, Naomie Harris and Will Smith at the premiere of Collateral Beauty held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016
Dame Helen Mirren on the red carpet. - Eye in the Sky UK film premiere Colin Firth, Dame Helen Mirren on the red carpet. at Eye in the Sky UK film premiere Colin Firth, Dame Helen Mirren on the red carpet. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th April 2016
The actor has shown off his new slimmed down physique at the ‘Trumbo’ premiere in London.
Actor John Goodman turned heads at the UK premiere of his latest film Trumbo on Thursday, showing off his new slimmed down frame. The actor, who once confessed to weighing over 400 pounds, looked healthier than ever after trimming down over the last 12 months.
John Goodman showed off his dramatic weight loss at the premiere of Trumbo.
Dressed in a dark navy, stripped suit with a blue shirt and tie, Goodman looked noticeably slimmer from even a few months ago when he appeared at the ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special.
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Helen Mirren will no longer do nude scenes.
Dame Helen Mirren has decided to call it a day with onscreen nudity. During a recent interview, the 70-year-old actor announced she would no longer be showing her breasts on camera.
Helen Mirren at the opening night of Verdi's Otello at the Met in New York, September 2015.
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The 70 year old actress has spoken about the sexism and ageism still present in the movie business.
Dame Helen Mirren has spoken out about the “profound sexism” still present in Hollywood today, which prevents older women from scoring more movie roles. The 70 year old actress added that she believes roles for women in movies would not change until the roles for women in real life also shifted.
Helen Mirren has spoken about Hollywood’s sexism and ageism.
When asked by The Guardian if the acting industry less accepting of older women, Mirren said, “There is profound sexism – the ‘Would you fuck her?’ kind of attitude. On the cinema screen, your face is 10ft high and 6ft wide. It’s huge.”
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'Dalton Trumbo had gone from novelist to a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter which saw him become one of the town's highest paid writers and even earn an Academy Award nomination. But his bright career came to a crushing end in 1947 after he was one of nine people who refused to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This led to Trumbo being blacklisted from Hollywood and effectively ending his movie career. But despite being blacklisted Trumbo refused to give up and instead continued to write, often under pseudonyms, working on films such as Oscar winner Roman Holiday. His fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses over his freedom to write and work entangled everyone in Hollywood from gossip writer Hedda Hopper to Kirk Douglas who would call on Trumbo to pen the scrip for his epic drama 'Spartacus' and help bring about the end of the Hollywood blacklist.
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The award-winning actress got told off for swearing on Good Morning Britain
Dame Helen Mirren made interesting television as she graced the Good Morning Britain sofa with apparently no concept of time or her audience. Describing a camping trip with Liam Neeson, the Hollywood actress used the phrase "pissing with rain", much to the upset of her interviewers that rushed to apologise on her behalf.
Dame Helen Mirren was a bit too saucy for breakfast TV
The 70-year-old actress looked like she had shocked herself and went on to apologise before rewording her sentence: "It rained a lot."
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Helen Mirren - An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan's Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The famous personalities, as well as patrons, ambassadors and patients of Alder Hey, have shown their support for the campaign by wearing the scarves with their initial displayed as a collegiate style appliqué letter. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: "Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for us. "We're extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones." The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Tinie Tempah and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at www.Matalan.co.uk priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter prefect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. The money raised by Alphabet Scarves will go towards a new state-of-the-art children's hospital, education and research centre 'Alder Hey in the Park'. Planned to open in 2015, Europe's only children's 'hospital in a park' will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families. Coupled with first class teaching and research the hospital will be designed to attract the best talent in the world. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children's Charity "We are incredibly excit - - Tuesday 28th October 2014
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