Lady Helen Lydia Mirren Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov , born (Chiswick26 July 1945) is a British actress of Russian descent. She is in Netherlands and Belgium best known for her starring role as detective Superintendent Jane Tennison in the series Prime Suspect.


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Mirrens father is of Russian origin, her mother is British. Her father, Vasily Petrovitch Mironoff, changed the family name in 1950 in Mirren. Helen went on school inSouthend-on-Sea, where they are already on the scene stood in school productions. She followed her further training on the New College of Speech and Drama inLondon. On 3 december 2003, Helen Mirren appointed Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire (DBE). On 31 december 1997 she is married to American Director Taylor Hackfordsince 1986, with whom she has a relationship. Helen Mirren has no children. There is an official Helen Mirren-fan club, founded in Australia under the name The Helen Mirren Appreciation Society.


Mirren began her stage career at the National Youth Theatre (NYT). On her 20th she played Cleopatra in the NYT- Antionus and Cleopatra production in the Old Vic. Via the NYT she came at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), where they would remain linked for years. Mirren also played various roles in West End productions from 1975 also. Her big theatrical breakthrough came in 1994 with her role as Natalya Petrovna in Toergenjevs a month on land.


Helen Mirren In Netherlands is best known for her role as the police inspector Jane Tennison in the series Prime Suspect. This series, which between 1991 and 2006 a total of 7 multipart episodes were broadcast, earned her among other things of 1992-1994 three years in a row on the BAFTA Award for best actress. They played in a number of other television productions including Elizabeth I for Channel 4 and HBO. This earned her an Emmy Award on. also for Prime Suspect she received an Emmy (in 1996 and 2007) as well as for role in The Passion of Ayn Rand in 1999. For Losing Chase (1997) and Elizabeth I, she received a Golden Globe for best actress.


Mirren won an Emmy Award in 2005 for her role in the TV movie Elizabeth I. Again at the end of 2006 there was a film in which Mirren played the role of a Queen: The Queen. In this cinema plays the role of Elizabeth II, Mirren at the time of the death of Princess Diana. She got for this role the Oscar for best actress and a Bafta. Mirren is so far the only actress who has both Queens Elizabeth put down on the screen. For her roles in The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001) and The Last Station (2009), she was also nominated for an Oscar. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement of the Women In Film And Television Awards in London.

Film Awards[Edit]Edit

Helen Mirren in her career won one Academy Award (and four nominations), four BAFTA's (and five nominations), twice the price for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival, four Emmy awards (and six nominations), three Golden Globes (six nominations) and three Screen Actor's Guild Awards (four nominations).

In 2013 she got for her film work also a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2014, she won the British BAFTA Fellowship Award, the highest award in the field of Film and television. Prince William presented the award to her out.


Filmography as an actress
Year Title Role Note
1967 Hero stratus -
1968 A Midsummer night's Dream Titania
1969 Colpo rovente -
1969 Age of Consent Cora Ryan
1971 Cousin Bette Valerie television series
1972 Miss Julie Miss Julie
1972 Savage Messiah Gosh Boyle
1973 O Lucky Man! Patricia
1974 Bellamira Bellamira television film
1974 Coffin for the Bride Stella McKenzie television film
1975 Caesar and Claretta Claretta Petacci television film
1975 The Ball - television film
1976 Hamlet Ophelia/Gertrude
1976 The Collection Stella television film
1978 As You Like It Rosalind television film
1979 The Quiz Kid Joanne
Oresteia Cassandra television series
Caligula Caesonia
S.o.s. Titanic Stewardess Mary Sloan television film
1980 Hussy Beaty
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Alice Rage
The Long Good Friday Victoria
1981 Mrs. Reinhardt Mrs. Reinhardt television film
Excalibur Morgana
A Midsummer night's Dream Titania television film
1982 Cymbeline Imogen television film
1984 Cal Marcella
2010 Tanya Kirbuk
1985 Heavenly Pursuits Ruth Chancellor
Coming Through Frieda von Richtofen Weekley
White Nights Galina Ivanova
1986 The Mosquito Coast Mother Fox
1987 Cause célèbre Alma Rattenbury television film
1988 Pascali's Island Lydia Neuman
1989 When the Whales Came Lola Jenkins
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover Georgina Spica
Red King, White Knight Anna television film
1990 The Comfort of Strangers Caroline
Bethune: The Making of a Hero Frances Penny Bethune
1991 Prime Suspect DCI Jane Tennison television film
Where Angels Fear to Tread Lilia Herriton
1992 Prime Suspect 2 DCI Jane Tennison television film
1993 The Hawk Annie Marsh
Prime Suspect 3 DCI Jane Tennison television film
1994 Prince of Jutland Geruth
The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte
1995 The Snow Queen Snow Queen (voice)
Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child Supt. Jane Tennison television film
Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circles Supt. Jane Tennison television film
Prime Suspect 4: Scent of Darkness Supt Jane Tennison television film
1996 Some mother's Son Kathleen Quigley
Losing Chase Chase Phil Lambert television film
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment Supt. Jane Tennison television film
1997 Critical Care Stella
Painted Lady Maggie Sheridan television series
1998 The Prince of Egypt The Queen (voice)
1999 The Passion of Ayn Rand Ayn Rand
Teaching Mrs. Tingle Mrs. Eve Tingle
2000 Greenfingers Georgina Woodhouse
2001 The Pledge Doctor
No Such Thing The Boss
On the Edge Distinguished Woman

(segment "Happy Birthday")

television film
Happy Birthday Distinguished Woman
Last Orders Amy Dodds
Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson
2002 Georgetown Anna belle Garrison television film
Door to Door Mrs. Porter television film
2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Karen Stone television film
Calendar Girls Chris Harper
Prime Suspect 6 Det. Supt. Jane Tennison television film
2004 The Clearing Eileen Hayes
Raising Helen Dominique
Pride Macheeba (voice) television film
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy Deep Thought (voice)
Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Tiberia
Shadowboxer Rose
Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I television series
2006 The Queen HM Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Suspect: The Final Act DCS Jane Tennison television film
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Emily Appleton
2008 Inkheart Elinor Loredan
2009 State of Play Cameron Lynne
The Last Station Sofya Tolstoy
2010 Love Ranch Grace Botempo
The Debt Rachel Singer
The Tempest Prospera
Brighton Rock Ida
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Nyra (voice)
Red Victoria
2011 Arthur Lilian Hobson
2013 RED 2 Victoria

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