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HELEN MIRREN (Madame Mallory) has won international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 in "The Queen," she received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She was also named Best Actress by virtually every critic's organization from Los Angeles to London. In 2014, she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship for her outstanding career in film.

Her 2013 work includes the HBO biopic of Phil Spector where she starred as lawyer Linda Kenney Baden opposite Al Pacino as Phil Spector, for which she won a SAG Award for her performance and was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe, as well as Disney Pixar's "Monsters University" in which she voiced the character of Dean Hardscrabble.

Other recent work includes: "Red 2" with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins; "Hitchcock," a Sacha Gervasi production in which she stars with Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, for which her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG Award; "The Debt," where she plays a Mossad agent in the John Madden-directed thriller; and Hungarian director István Szabo's "The Door."

Mirren began her career in the role of Cleopatra at the National Youth Theatre. She then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she starred in such productions as "Troilus and Cressida" and "Macbeth." In 1972, she joined renowned director Peter Brook's theatre company and toured the world.

Her film career began with Michael Powell's "Age of Consent," but her breakthrough role came in 1980 in John Mackenzie's "The Long Good Friday." Over the next 10 years she starred in a wide range of acclaimed films, including John Boorman's "Excalibur;" Pat O'Connor's Irish thriller "Cal," for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and an Evening Standard Film Award; Peter Weir's "The Mosquito Coast;" Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" and Charles Sturridge's "Where Angels Fear to Tread."

Mirren earned her first Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Queen Charlotte in Nicholas Hytner's "The Madness of King George," for which she also won Best Actress honors at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Her second Academy Award nomination came for her work in Robert Altman's 2001 film "Gosford Park." Her performance as the housekeeper also brought her Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, several critics groups' awards and dual SAG Awards, one for Best Supporting Actress and a second as part of the winning ensemble cast. Most recently, Mirren earned both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in "The Last Station," playing Sofya Tolstoy.

Among her other film credits are Terry George's "Some Mother's Son," on which she also served as associate producer; "Calendar Girls," "The Clearing," "Shadowboxer," "State of Play," "The Tempest" and "Brighton Rock."

On television, Mirren starred in the award-winning series "Prime Suspect" as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. She had earned an Emmy Award and three BAFTA Awards, as well as numerous award nominations for her role in early installments of the "Prime Suspect" series. She won another Emmy Award and earned a Golden Globe nomination when she reprised the role in 2006's "Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act," the last installment in the PBS series. Most recently Mirren was honored for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO miniseries "Elizabeth I," winning an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

Her long list of television credits also includes "Losing Chase," for which she won a Golden Globe; "The Passion of Ayn Rand," which garnered her an Emmy; "Door to Door" and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," both earning Golden Globe, Emmy Award and SAG Award nominations.

Mirren has also worked extensively in the theatre, most recently reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience" in London's West End, for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress. She also received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at London's National Theatre. In 2009, Mirren returned to the National Theatre to star in the title role in "Phedre," directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner.

Helen Mirren became a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG) On Video: 12/2/2014 At Theaters: 8/8/2014
RED 2 (PG-13) On Video: 11/26/2013 At Theaters: 7/19/2013
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) On Video: 10/29/2013 At Theaters: 6/21/2013
HITCHCOCK (PG-13) On Video: 3/12/2013 At Theaters: 11/23/2012
THE DEBT (R) On Video: 12/6/2011 At Theaters: 8/31/2011
THE TEMPEST (PG-13) On Video: 9/13/2011 At Theaters: 12/10/2010
ARTHUR (PG-13) On Video: 7/15/2011 At Theaters: 4/8/2011
RED (PG-13) On Video: 1/25/2011 At Theaters: 10/15/2010
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS THE OWLS OF GA HOOLE (PG) On Video: 12/17/2010 At Theaters: 9/24/2010
THE LAST STATION (R) On Video: 6/22/2010 At Theaters: 1/15/2010
STATE OF PLAY (PG-13) On Video: 9/1/2009 At Theaters: 4/17/2009
INKHEART (PG) On Video: 6/23/2009 At Theaters: 1/23/2009
NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (PG) On Video: 5/20/2008 At Theaters: 12/21/2007
THE QUEEN (PG-13) On Video: 4/24/2007 At Theaters: 11/3/2006
THE CLEARING (R) On Video: 11/9/2004 At Theaters: 7/2/2004
CALENDAR GIRLS (PG-13) On Video: 5/4/2004 At Theaters: 12/19/2003
NO SUCH THING (R) On Video: 7/9/2002 At Theaters: 3/29/2002
TEACHING MRS. TINGLE (PG-13) On Video: 12/14/1999 At Theaters: 8/20/1999
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