Jul. 26th, 1945
Chiswick, London, England, UK
Helen Mirren's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Love Ranch
2010 - Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
2009 - State of Play
2008 - Inkheart
2007 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2006 - The Queen
2005 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2004 - Raising Helen
2004 - The Clearing
2003 - Calendar Girls
2001 - Last Orders
2001 - The Pledge
2001 - No Such Thing
2001 - Gosford Park
2001 - Greenfingers
1999 - Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1994 - The Madness of King George
1990 - The Comfort of Strangers
1986 - The Mosquito Coast
1985 - White Nights
1984 - Cal
1984 - 2010: The Year We Make Contact
1981 - Excalibur
1980 - The Long Good Friday
1980 - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
1973 - O Lucky Man!
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Actress (segment "The Dame")
Becky's Inner Voice (Voiced)
Betty Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
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- (2002) Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "Dance of Death" by 'August Strindberg' (qv).
- Despite her Russian birth name and ancestry, she is not fluent in Russian.
- Became an Associate Member of RADA.
- Before marrying director 'Taylor Hackford' (qv) in 1997, she had lived with him in Los Angeles since 1986.
- Is one of six actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award. The others in chronological order are 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) for _Erin Brockovich (2000)_ (qv), 'Renée Zellweger' (qv) for _Cold Mountain (2003)_ (qv), 'Reese Witherspoon' (qv) for _Walk the Line (2005)_ (qv), 'Jennifer Hudson (I)' (qv) for _Dreamgirls (2006)_ (qv) and 'Kate Winslet' (qv) for _The Reader (2008)_ (qv).
- Her great-great-great-great-grandfather was field-marshal Kamensky, one of the Russian heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
- She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
- (2007) She dedicated her BAFTA win for _The Queen (2006)_ (qv) (for Best Actress in a Leading Role) to 'Ian Richardson (I)' (qv) for playing a huge part in her success story. She said (in her acceptance speech) that Richardson was very supportive towards her when she started out acting, and without him she may not have been so successful. She dedicated this award two days after Richardson died.