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Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St. Bernards High School for girls, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 121 wins & 124 nominations. See more awards »

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The Queen
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Hitchcock Alma Reville
Gosford Park
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  Catherine the Great (TV Series) (pre-production)
Catherine the Great
- Episode #1.1 ... Catherine the Great
 2019 The Good Liar (post-production)
Betty McLeish
 2018 Winchester
Sarah Winchester
 2017 The Leisure Seeker
Ella Spencer
 2017 The Fate of the Furious
Magdalene Shaw (uncredited)
 2016 Collateral Beauty
 2015 Trumbo
Hedda Hopper
 2015 Eye in the Sky
Colonel Katherine Powell
 2015 Woman in Gold
Maria Altmann
 2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey
Madame Mallory
 2014 Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 RED 2
 2013 The Audience
Queen Elizabeth II
 2013 Monsters University
Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie)
Linda Kenney Baden
 2012 Hitchcock
Alma Reville
 2012 Glee (TV Series)
Becky's Inner Voice
- Prom-asaurus (2012) ... Becky's Inner Voice (voice, uncredited)
- Yes/No (2012) ... Becky's Inner Voice (voice, uncredited)
 2012/I The Door
 2011/I Arthur
 2010 RED
 2010 Brighton Rock
 2010/I The Tempest
 2010/I The Debt
Rachel Singer
 2010 Love Ranch
Grace Bontempo
 2009 The Last Station
 2009 Phèdre
 2009 State of Play
Cameron Lynne
 2008 Inkheart
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Emily Appleton
 2006 Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
- Part 2 (2006) ... Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
- Part 1 (2006) ... Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
 2006 The Queen
The Queen
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth I
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Elizabeth I
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Elizabeth I
 2005 Shadowboxer
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Deep Thought (voice)
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Annie Foster
- Revelations (2005) ... Annie Foster
 2004 Calendar Girls: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
 2004 Pride (TV Movie)
Macheeba (voice)
 2004 Raising Helen
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Babette the Caller
- Coots and Ladders (2004) ... Babette the Caller (voice)
 2004 The Clearing
Eileen Hayes
 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) ... Narrator
 2003 Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
- Part 2 (2003) ... Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
- Part 1 (2003) ... Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
 2003 Calendar Girls
 2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (TV Movie)
Karen Stone
 2002 Georgetown (TV Movie)
Annabelle Garrison
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mrs. Wilson
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie)
Mrs. Porter
 2001 Gosford Park
Mrs. Wilson
 2001 Last Orders
 2001/I Happy Birthday
Distinguished Woman
 2001 On the Edge (TV Movie)
Distinguished Woman (segment "Happy Birthday") (uncredited)
 2001 No Such Thing
The Boss
 2001/I The Pledge
 2000 Greenfingers
Georgina Woodhouse
 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Mrs. Tingle
 1999 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Witless Silence (1999)
 1999 The Passion of Ayn Rand (TV Movie)
Ayn Rand
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
The Queen (voice)
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Professor Horen
- Culture (1998) ... Professor Horen
 1997 Painted Lady (TV Movie)
Maggie Sheridan
 1997 Critical Care
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Princess Evelyn Blucher / Margaret Randa
- Total War (1996) ... Princess Evelyn Blucher / Margaret Randa (voice)
- Collapse (1996) ... Princess Evelyn Blucher / Margaret Randa (voice)
 1996 Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Tennison
- Part 2 (1996) ... Jane Tennison
- Part 1 (1996) ... Jane Tennison
 1996 Some Mother's Son
Kathleen Quigley
 1996 Losing Chase (TV Movie)
Chase Phillips
 1995 The Snow Queen
Snow Queen (voice)
 1995 Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (TV Movie)
Supt. Jane Tennison
 1995 Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (TV Movie)
Supt. Jane Tennison
 1995 Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (TV Movie)
Supt. Jane Tennison
 1994 The Madness of King George
Queen Charlotte
 1994 Royal Deceit
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Jane Tennison
- Part 2 (1993) ... DCI Jane Tennison
- Part 1 (1993) ... DCI Jane Tennison
 1993 The Hawk
Annie Marsh
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Love Crimes (1993) ... Sarah
 1992 Prime Suspect 2 (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Jane Tennison
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... DCI Jane Tennison
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... DCI Jane Tennison
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Lilia Herriton
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Jane Tennison
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... DCI Jane Tennison
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... DCI Jane Tennison
 1990 The Comfort of Strangers
 1990 Bethune: The Making of a Hero
Frances Penny Bethune
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
 1989 When the Whales Came
Clemmie Jenkins
 1989 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
Alma Rattenbury
 1988 Pascali's Island
Lydia Neuman
 1987 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Princess Emilia
- The Little Mermaid (1987) ... Princess Emilia
 1986 The Mosquito Coast
 1986 The Gospel According to Vic
Ruth Chancellor
 1985 Coming Through (TV Movie)
Frieda von Richtofen Weekley
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Maddie Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
- Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (1985) ... Maddie Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
 1985 White Nights
Galina Ivanova
 1984 2010
Tanya Kirbuk
 1984 Cal
 1982 Cymbeline (TV Movie)
 1979-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Celia / Angela
- Soft Targets (1982) ... Celia
- Blue Remembered Hills (1979) ... Angela
 1981/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Reinhardt
- Mrs. Reinhardt (1981) ... Mrs. Reinhardt
 1981 Excalibur
 1980 The Long Good Friday
 1980 Hussy
Beaty Simons
 1979 The Quiz Kid
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Stewardess: May Sloan
 1979 Caligula
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Cassandra
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Quiz Kid (1979) ... Joanne
 1978 As You Like It (TV Movie)
 1974-1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Margery Pinchwife / Babbie / Orinthia / ...
- The Country Wife (1977) ... Margery Pinchwife
- The Little Minister (1975) ... Babbie
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... Orinthia
- The Changeling (1974) ... Beatrice-Joanna
 1976 Hamlet
Ophelia / Gertrude
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Collection (1976) ... Stella
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie)
 1975 Caesar and Claretta (TV Movie)
Claretta Petacci
 1974 Bellamira (TV Movie)
 1974 Miss Julie (TV Movie)
Miss Julie
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Stella McKenzie
- A Coffin for the Bride (1974) ... Stella McKenzie
 1973 O Lucky Man!
Patricia Burgess / Casting Assistant
 1972 Savage Messiah
Gosh Boyle
 1971 Cousin Bette (TV Mini-Series)
- Family Angel (1971) ... Valerie
- Bitter Harvest (1971) ... Valerie
- Delilah and Her Handmaid (1971) ... Valerie
- The House for Pleasure (1971) ... Valerie
- Poor Relations (1971) ... Valerie
 1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
- The Silver Collection (1971) ... Rachel
 1970 Colpo rovente
 1969 Age of Consent
 1967 Herostratus
Advert Woman
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She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alan Howard, David Waller, and Brenda Bruce in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 53 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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I try not to think of my own mortality, but that as I gets older it gets darker, there is no question about that. You just say: 'It's going to happen and it's going to happen to everybody'. See more »


In 2015, she became the 22nd performer to have received the Triple Crown of Acting: the 1996 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)), the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)), the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (... See more »



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