HELEN MIRREN received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and a New
York Film Critics Award for her starring role in Robert Altman's acclaimed 2001 film GOSFORD
PARK. The same year she starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn in THE PLEDGE. Most
recently Mirren starred on Broadway opposite Sir Ian McKellen in August Strindberg's DANCE OF
On television Mirren starred in Showtime's THE PASSION OF AYN RAND, winning an
Emmy┬« and a Golden Globe nomination. Her accomplished body of work includes her British Academy
Award-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning role as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in the PBS
series PRIME SUSPECT.
As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mirren has portrayed most of the classical
theatrical roles, including Ophelia, Cressida, Lady Macbeth, Nina in THE SEAGULL and the title role in
August Strindberg's MISS JULIE. She also starred opposite Stuart Townsend in Tennessee Williams'
ORPHEUS DESCENDING at London's Donmar Warehouse.
Her other film credits include: CALENDAR GIRLS, TEACHING MRS. TINGLE; SOME
MOTHER'S SON; THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE (Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival; Academy
Award nomination); CAL (Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival); MOSQUITO COAST, opposite Harrison
Ford; THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, opposite Bob Hoskins; EXCALIBUR; COMFORT OF
STRANGERS; PASCALI'S ISLAND and Peter Greenaway's controversial THE COOK, THE THIEF,
HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER.
The multi-talented Mirren made her directorial debut in 2000 on a short entitled HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, for Showtime's DIRECTED BY film series. She currently divides her time between Los
Angeles and London.
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