Actor of the Week (National Treasure No.3): HELEN MIRREN


Age: 74

Birthday: 26th July


Dame Helen Mirren, is an English actor. Excelling on stage with the National Youth Theatre, her performance as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra in 1965 saw her invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company before she made her West End stage debut in 1975. Since then, Mirren has also had success in television and film. She is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in the US. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the same role in The Audience, and has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie four times.





Mirren's other Academy Award nominations were for The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), and The Last Station (2009).

After her breakthrough film role in The Long Good Friday (1980), some other notable film roles include 2010 (1984), Calendar Girls (2003), Hitchcock (2012), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) and Woman in Gold (2015). She also appeared in the action films Red (2010) and Red 2 (2013), playing an ex-MI6 assassin, and Hobbs & Shaw (2019).






ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 4 WIN: 1

2010 - Best Leading Actress: THE LAST STATION

2007 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: THE QUEEN

2002 - Best Supporting Actress: GOSFORD PARK

1995 - Best Supporting Actress: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE


BAFTA NOMINATIONS: 11 WIN: 4

2013 - Best Leading Actress: HITCHCOCK

2007 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: THE QUEEN

2004 - Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

2002 - Best Supporting Actress: GOSFORD PARK

1997 - Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

1996 - Best Leading Actress: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE

1996 - Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

1994 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

1993 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

1992 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

1984 - Best Leading Actress: CAL


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 16 WIN: 2

2020 - Best Leading TV Actress: CATHERINE THE GREAT

2018 - Best Leading Actress: THE LEISURE SEEKER

2016 - Best Supporting Actress: TRUMBO

2015 - Best Leading Actress: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

2014 - Best Leading TV Actress: PHIL SPECTOR

2013 - Best Leading Actress: HITCHCOCK

2010 - Best Leading Actress: THE LAST STATION

2007 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: THE QUEEN

2007 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: ELIZABETH I

2007 - Best Leading TV Actress: PRIME SUSPECT

2004 - Best Leading Actress: CALENDAR GIRLS

2004 - Best Leading TV Actress: THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS STONE

2003 - Best Leading TV Actress: DOOR TO DOOR

2002 - Best Supporting Actress: GOSFORD PARK

2000 - Best Leading TV Actress: THE PASSION OF AYN RAND

1997 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: LOSING CHASE




How do you rate Dame Helen Mirren's movies?










WATCH HELEN MIRREN THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

Thursday 25th June, Sky Cinema Disney, 3:45pm / 6:00pm

Mirren joins the cast of this Disney adventure for the sequel.



ON NETFLIX:


FILM: RED (2010) (Age 12)

Mirren has fun as one of a group of elderly assassins in this action comedy.


ON AMAZON PRIME:


FILM: The Queen (2006)

Helen Mirren won the Oscar for her portrayal of our Royal Monarch in this classic drama.



FILM: Collateral Beauty (2016) (Age 12+)

Some of Britain's finest actors, including Helen Mirren, star alongside Will Smith in this ensemble drama.



What's your favourite Helen Mirren performance / film?










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