Playing Madame Mallory, a haughty restaurateur in Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey, was a chance for Mirren to indulge her love of France and its food.
Helen Mirren has been famous for 40 years now. In the compressed timeline of modern celebrity, that feels like an eternity: it’s one thing to achieve fame, but quite another to hold on to it, especially while keeping it manageable and at arm’s length from a civilised private life.
Yet Mirren does all of that, if not effortlessly, then with understated grace, and without apparent calculation. Unquestionably she is still at the top of her game; at 69, she is a bigger name now than she has ever been.
In her time she has won an Oscar, four Baftas, four Emmys and an Olivier, not to mention 17 further nominations from those award bodies. This year’s televised presentation of a Bafta Fellowship to her (by Prince William) also confirmed her as an industry ambassador with heft and influence.
Nor does her career offer the cosy shorthand recognition of typecasting. True, she has played real queens in her time (including Elizabeths I and II), classical stage roles (Phaedra, Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth), and she has repeatedly returned to play Jane Tennison in the television series Prime Suspect over a 15-year period.
Thanks to Aniek.
Magazines & Scans > Scans From 2014 > Glamour UK – July 2014
Thanks to Mary.
Magazines & Scans > Scans From 2014 > US Weekly – August 8-18, 2014
I’ve got to add HQ scans of EW spread on Helen’s new movie. Enjoy!
Magazines & Scans > Scans From 2014 > Entertainment Weekly – August 15, 2014
I’ve added to the gallery HQ stills of Helen for Jimmy Fallon last 4th August. Enjoy!
Public Appereances > Events From 2014 > Jimmy Fallon Show
Helen yesterday visited Kelly & Michael to promote her new movie. We’ve got a glimpse of our lady twerking with Michael. Who doesn’t love that?