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  • Helen Mirren

    Born on July 26, 1945 in Chiswick, London, England

awards & nominations

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Helen Mirren as "Madame Mallory"

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented culinary ingenue. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.

Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Phil Spector (2013)

Helen Mirren as "Linda Kenney Baden"

Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) defends music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino), on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Hitchcock (2012)

Helen Mirren as "Alma Reville"

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in exchange for a percentage of the profits. His wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), has serious reservations about the film but supports him nonetheless. Still, the production strains the couple's marriage.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Last Station (2009)

Helen Mirren as "Sofya"

In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.

Academy Award (2009) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Queen (2006)

Helen Mirren as "HM Queen Elizabeth II"

Following the death of Princess Diana in an auto accident, Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) struggle to reach a compromise in how the royal family should publicly respond to the tragedy. In the balance is the family's need for privacy and the public's demand for an outward show of mourning.

Academy Award (2006) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006) Won Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2006) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Calendar Girls (2003)

Helen Mirren as "Chris"

After the death of her best friend's husband from cancer, spirited Yorkshire housewife Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) hatches a scheme to raise money for a memorial to him. Utilizing a tradition from the hidebound Woman's Institute association, Chris encourages Annie (Julie Walters) and their friends to create a calendar -- with the novel detail of using the middle-aged women of their village as nude models. The idea stuns the husbands and a wary young photographer (Philip Glenister).

Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)

Helen Mirren as "Karen Stone"

Karen Stone (Helen Mirren) is a former actress who has settled into a staid marriage with a wealthy husband (Brian Dennehy). After he suddenly dies during an Italian vacation, Karen is left alone and in need of company. When she meets the enigmatic Contessa (Anne Bancroft), Karen is set up with the handsome, and much younger, Paolo (Olivier Martinez), which leads to an intense romance. Trouble arises, however, when it seems that Paolo may not reciprocate Karen's deep affection for him.

Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Gosford Park (2001)

Helen Mirren as "Mrs. Wilson"

Robert Altman, one of America's most distinctive filmmakers, journeys to England for the first time to create a unique film mosaic with an outstanding ensemble cast. Set in the 1930's, "Gosford Park" brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

Academy Award (2001) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2001) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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