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Helen Mirren

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Birth Date

July 26, 1945


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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5 ft 4 in | 163 cm

Helen Mirren young photos

Body Measurements

37-27-38 in | 94-69-97 cm


66 kg | 145 pounds

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Shoe size

9 US | 40 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on July 26, 1945, is an English actress.

Young Helen Mirren first started performing in school theater productions.

She began her professional acting career on stage with the National Youth Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, at the age of eighteen.

She made her Broadway debut in a play "A Month in the Country" (1995), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in a play "The Audience" (2015).

She made her big screen debut in British comedy movie Press for Time (1966), in uncredited role as Penelope Squires.

She got her television debut in drama movie Caesar and Claretta (1975) in role as Claretta Petacci.

Her breakthrough performance came as Victoria in British gangster film The Long Good Friday (1980), opposite Bob Hoskins.

New Movies

Fast & Furious 9 (2021) action in role as Magdalene Shaw

Berlin, I Love You (2019) anthology romantic drama in role as Margaret

Anna (2019) action thriller in role as Olga

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) action in role as Magdalene "Queenie" Shaw

The Good Liar (2019) drama in role as Betty McLeish

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth II in British drama film The Queen (2007).

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in films:

The Madness of King George (1994) biographical historical comedy drama in role as Queen Charlotte

Gosford Park (2001) drama mystery in role as Mrs. Wilson

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Sofya in drama romance film The Last Station (2009).

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) crime drama in role as Georgina Spica

Excalibur (1981) epic fantasy opposite Liam Neeson

2010 (1984) science fiction with Roy Scheider

The Mosquito Coast (1986) drama thriller with Harrison Ford and River Phoenix

Red (2010) action comedy with Bruce Willis

State of Play (2009) political thriller with Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

Caligula (1979) historical drama with Malcolm McDowell

The Pledge (2001) mystery drama with Jack Nicholson

Hitchcock (2012) biographical drama with Anthony Hopkins and Scarlett Johansson

The Fate of the Furious (2017) action in role as Magdalene Shaw

The Leisure Seeker (2017) comedy drama opposite Donald Sutherland

Winchester (2018) supernatural horror opposite Jason Clarkeaction

TV Shows

She won three British Academy Television Awards and one Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her performance as detective Jane Tennison in British police procedural television drama series Prime Suspect (1991-2006).

She won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in miniseries Elizabeth I (2005).

She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Chase Phillips in television film Losing Chase (1996).

She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Ayn Rand in television film The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999).

She hosted Saturday Night Live in 2010 and 2011.

Catherine the Great (2019) miniseries in role as Catherine the Great


Attended Hamlet Court primary school in Westcliff-on-Sea and St. Bernards High School for girls in Southend-on-Sea.

Has an older sister, Katherine and had a younger brother, Peter Basil.

Has a tattoo of a star on her left hand.

She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.

She won Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audition" (2013).

She is an atheist.

Published her book "In the Frame: My Life in Words and photos" in 2008.

Good Friends with Russell Brand.

Has no children.

Lives in Los Angeles, London and on the south of France.


She dated actors Liam Neeson (1980-1985) and Peter O'Toole.

She married American film director Taylor Hackford in 1997.


All any of us can do is make the best of what we have and live with generosity and kindness. Now that is beautiful.

Wherever I am in the world, if I get free time when I'm filming I always hire a car, take to the road, drive for miles and explore.

I still suffer terribly from stage fright. I get sick with fear. Not every night, but at the beginning and on occasion - not necessarily when I'm expecting it. You just have to cope with it - take it on the chin and work through it, trying to use the adrenalin to perform.

I don't get to play the same role over and over in different movies. The roles that I get to play are quite varied, which is great.

Hollywood is a very small world; the people who matter matter, and the people who don't matter are just like nothing.

Everyone wants to be a movie star or a model, to be in the papers, but few realise just what hard work it is, getting up early, and so on.

If you wanted to teach someone who knew absolutely nothing about the British people, it would be very good to guide them to Shakespeare. You could see the foolishness, the humour, the brutality - it's all in almost every play.

I love photography, and I love the art of photography.

Any role that's proactive is a great role, and action roles are by their very nature proactive. You get to do stuff. I hate sitting in a corner - I'd much prefer an action role in a popcorn movie rather than pining in a corner not doing anything.