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Helen Mirren Eyes Biopic ‘Trumbo’ With Bryan Cranston

 

Helen Mirren is in talks to co-star with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara.

Considered one of the great screenwriters of his time, Trumbo saw his career come to a halt when he was blacklisted after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee’s investigation of communist influences in the nation. He continued writing under pseudonyms and won two Academy Awards while blacklisted. He resumed his career under his own name after the blacklist effectively ended after 1960. His credits include “Roman Holiday” and “Spartacus.”

No production date has been set and the film is still looking for a distributor.

Mirren is no stranger to portraying real-life figures, appearing in such biopics as Fox Searchlight’s “Hitchcock,” the HBO miniseries “Phil Spector” and “Elizabeth I,” and, of course, her Oscar-winning perf as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen.” She is repped by CAA.

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  posted on Apr 16, 2014
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Dame Helen Mirren backing On The Rocks Festival

 


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The On The Rocks Festival kicks off this week in St Andrews with the support of some celebrity A-listers.

And one of the event’s famous patrons, Dame Helen Mirren, has donated a signed script of her West End play The Audience and other memorabilia, which will be up for grabs at a fundraising silent auction starting this evening in The Rector’s Cafe.

Festival spokeswoman Haley Scheer said the silent auction would be continuing throughout this week to raise money for the event, which aims to showcase the arts while building links with the community.

Dame Helen said: “I’m very pleased to congratulate the St Andrews Students’ Association and send my good wishes and support for this platform for the exciting new talents growing in and around St Andrews.

“This is the future and we will all be the better for giving it a chance to flourish.”

The festival’s other patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Sean Connery, Joanna Lumley, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.

This year’s programme gets under way on Friday and runs until Sunday April 13. It includes art, photography, film, theatre, dance, fashion, music and comedy.

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  posted on Apr 02, 2014
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Kate Middleton to Host Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett at Buckingham Palace

 

Kate Middleton will soon play host to some of the world’s most famous faces at a special royal reception.

The Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 17 February to honour the dramatic arts, Hello magazine reported.

The royal engagement is being held in honour of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (Rada), of which the Queen is patron.

An estimated 250 guests will attend the reception, including actors, directors, producers, playwrights and teachers.

Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess will welcome veteran English actress Helen Mirren, film and theatre actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Australian actress Cate Blanchett, Scottish actor David Tennant, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and Julian Fellowes, the Downton Abbey creator.

The Queen and Catherine, along with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and other members of the royal family, will greet other guests at a star-studded reception that begins at 6pm.

The magazine reports that the guests will also be treated to a series of performances in the Palace’s ballroom.

This will be Kate’s first engagement with Rada. The reception will be held a day after a Bafta awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, where Prince William is scheduled to present an award.

As president of the film academy, the Duke of Cambridge, who is completing a 10-week course in agricultural management at the University of Cambridge, will present a Fellowship Award to Dame Helen Mirren, honouring her contribution to the world of film.

One of Mirren’s most notable performances, of course, was as William’s grandmother, in the 2006 film The Queen.

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  posted on Feb 09, 2014
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Helen Mirren to get BAFTA award from Prince WIlliam

 

Helen Mirren, acclaimed for playing royal, is due to be honored by a real royal, Prince William, grandson of the queen she played to perfection inThe Queen.

The second-in-line to the throne will present Mirren with the Fellowship award, the highest accolade awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Kensington Palaceannounced today. William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, is the president of BAFTA.

The award, to be presented on Feb. 16 at the Royal Opera House in London, is bestowed in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.

In a statement, BAFTA said William will walk the red carpet and stay for the ceremony. Apparently, he will not be accompanied by his wife, Duchess Kate of Cambridge.

“We are delighted to welcome our President back to the British Academy Film Awards. The Duke loves film and he is incredibly supportive of the work BAFTA does.”

It’s the latest honor for Dame Helen, 68, who only last week cavorted happily at Harvard when she was honored as woman of the year — and accepted her ceremonial pudding pot — by the wacky Hasty Pudding troupe.

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  posted on Feb 07, 2014
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Helen Mirren to perform for the Queen

 

Actress who has twice played the Queen to critical acclaim is instead expected to play Elizabeth I for a performance at Buckingham Palace

Helen Mirren, the actress who has twice played the Queen, is to perform before the monarch at an event in Buckingham Palace.

Mirren, 68, won the 2007 Oscar for best actress for her depiction of the Queen in the film of the same name, and reprised the part in The Audience at the National Theatre last year.

The actress is reportedly now expected to perform at an event at Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s six decades as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) later this month.

Rada has discussed the possibility of Mirren playing the Queen but it is thought she is more likely to play Elizabeth I, TheSunday Times reported.

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Mirren has met the Queen on several occasions and has had a private lunch with her.
The evening will entail about 20 minutes of performances between speeches and conversations with the actors.
The event on Feb 17 could also feature Helena Bonham Carter, who played the Queen Mother in The King’s Speech, and Cate Blanchett, who has twice played Elizabeth I on film.
Judi Dench, another actress to have played Elizabeth I, will attend if her filming schedule allows, while Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have also been invited, the newspaper reported.
David Tennant, who recently played Richard II on stage, Hugh Laurie, who acted as George, Prince of Wales, in Blackadder the Third, and James Fox, who played George V in WE, are also expected to attend.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay will perform a scene from the play The Dresser.
“It’s a celebration not just of Rada, but of acting more generally,” Edward Kemp, director of Rada, said.

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  posted on Feb 04, 2014
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Helen Mirren to be honored as BAFTA Fellow

 

The actress will receive the British Academy Film Awards’ highest honor in February.

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, whose roles have ranged from a hard-nosed detective to Queen Elizabeth II, is to receive the British Academy Film Awards’ highest honor.

The academy announced Monday that the 68-year-old will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at a London ceremony next month. Chairman John Willis said Mirren was being honored “as one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation.”

Previous fellowship recipients include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor and Judi Dench. Mirren said that “to join that list of legendary names is overwhelming.”

Mirren was acclaimed for her starring role in the TV detective series Prime Suspect and won a best-actress Academy Award in 2006 for playing Britain’s monarch in The Queen.

The awards ceremony takes place Feb. 16 at London’s Royal Opera House.

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  posted on Jan 29, 2014
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