HELEN MIRREN has won an Oscar®, Emmy, SAG Award, Tony, multiple BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe, for international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 of “The Queen,” she received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Actress. In 2014 she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship for her outstanding career in film.
She can be heard narrating “WHEN NATURE CALLS with Helen Mirren” on ABC Thursdays evening at 8:00pm and on BBC. She was most recently seen in Amazon’s sci-fi anthology miniseries “Solos,” the Netflix comedy special “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine” and the four-part, limited series for HBO/SKY in the title role of “Catherine the Great.”
Mirren is seen in Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Duke” with Jim Broadbent and Lionsgate’s “White Bird: A Wonder Story”. She most recently finished filming Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Shazam! sequel, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” Mirren will next film “Golda” in the title role of Golda Meir.
Recent films include Universal’s “F9,” Warner Bros.’ “The Good Liar” starring with Ian McKellen, Saban Films’ “Berlin, I Love You”, Lionsgate’s “Anna”, Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Leisure Seeker,” Bleecker Street Media’s “Eye in the Sky” and “Trumbo.”
Mirren began her career in the role of Cleopatra at the National Youth Theatre. She then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she starred in such productions as “Troilus and Cressida” and “Macbeth.” In 1972, she joined renowned director Peter Brook’s theatre company and toured the world.
Her film career began with Michael Powell’s “Age of Consent,” but her breakthrough film role came in 1980 in John Mackenzie’s “The Long Good Friday.” Mirren earned her first Oscar® nomination for her portrayal of Queen Charlotte in Nicholas Hytner’s “The Madness of King George,” for which she also won Best Actress honors at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Her second Oscar® nomination came for her work in Robert Altman’s 2001 film “Gosford Park.” Her performance as the housekeeper also brought her Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, several critics groups’ awards, and dual SAG Awards, one for Best Supporting Actress and a second as part of the winning ensemble cast. Most recently, Mirren earned both Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in “The Last Station,” playing Sofya Tolstoy.
Helen Mirren was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.