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Helen Mirren
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Taylor Hackford
(31 December 1997 - present)


Her father was a Russian aristocrat who was stranded in London after the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Has lived with director Taylor Hackford in Los Angeles since 1986.

Used to work in Southend on Sea; Essex; UK at an amusement park "The Kursaal" (now closed) as a "blagger" to attract customers on to rides.

Nominated for Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for role in "Dance of Death," May 2002.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Commanding Brit ish actress who has proven her versatility and range in a series of consistently challenging parts. She began her career on stage with Britain's National Youth Theatre and later, the Royal Shakespeare Company, winning acclaim for performances in plays like "Troilus and Cressida" and "Hamlet." She made her film debut as Hermia in Peter Hall's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968), and alternated between theater and movies from then on, costarring in Age of Consent (1969), Savage Messiah (1972), O Lucky Man! (1973), Hussy and Caligula (both 1980) before eliciting raves for her turn as gangster Bob Hoskins' mistress in The Long Good Friday (1981). Mirren went on to give impressive performances in Excalibur (1981, as Morgana) and 2010 (1984, as a Russian cosmonaut), and won a Cannes Best Actress Award for her portrayal of an Irish widow in Cal (1984). Other films include White Nights (1985, again as a Russian), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Pascali's Island (1988), and the highly controversial The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). More recently, she starred in The Comfort of Strangers (1991), the adaptation of Where Angels Fear to Tread (also 1991, as Lilia), Dr. Bethune, The Hawk (both 1993), and most notably, as "Mrs. King" in The Madness of King George (1994), for which she received a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She also starred as a tough police inspector in the acclaimed British TV miniseries "Prime Suspect" (1992-). Many actresses are described as "fearless," but the word really applies to Mirren, who can-and will-do anything that befits her character-and who is drawn to unusual, provocative parts. She has lived for many years with producerdirector Taylor Hackford.

Helen Mirren stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fumanchu 1980 **
Excalibur 1982 ** 1/2
The Mosquito Coast 1986 With Jessica at Showcase Orange ** 1/2
Pascaliís Island 1988 With Jessica ** 1/2
Gosford Park 2001 w/ Suzy at Showcase Orange ** 1/2
Calendar Girls 2003 w/ Family on DVD *** 1/2
Raising Helen 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD **
The Clearing 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 family on DVD Digital ***
The Queen 2006 Suzy on DVD ***
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 Family at Destina Middletown ** 1/2
Inkheart 2008 Family Digital ** 1/2
State of Play 2009 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
The Tempest 2010 Hanna Digital ***
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 Hanna Digital **
Red 2010 Suzy Digital **
Arthur 2011 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Hitchcock 2012 With Tom K., MaryLou S. and Suzy at the Shoes Digital ** 1/2
Monsters University 2013 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2
Red 2 2013 Suzy and Krendra Digital ** 1/2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Women in Gold 2015 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Trumbo 2015 Suzy Digital *** 1/2