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HELEN MIRREN (Sarah Winchester) is an Academy Award winner (The Queen), a BAFTA Award winner, a Golden Globe winner, a Cannes Film Festival Award winner, a Screen Actors Guild Award winner, a Tony Award winner, an Olivier Award winner and a Dame.

She has amassed an extraordinary number of appearances in film, television and on stage including: An Oscar for The Queen and three Oscar nominations for The Last Station, Gosford Park and The Madness of King George; 11 Golden Globe nominations and three wins for Best Actress in The Queen (film), Elizabeth 1 (television) and Losing Chase (television); four BAFTA awards for Best Actress - one in film for The Queen and three in television for Prime Suspect, Prime Suspect 2 and Prime Suspect 3 - and seven BAFTA nominations; four Primetime Emmy Award wins - Prime Suspect: The Final Act; Elizabeth I; The Passion of Ayn Rand; Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness - plus, six BAFTA nominations; two Cannes Film Festival wins for Best Actress for Neil Jordan's Cal and The Madness of King George; and three Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for Best Female Actor - Phil Spector, The Queen, and Gosford Park (shared as part of an ensemble cast), plus six SAG nominations to name a few. For her 2006 portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen alone, Mirren 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 critics organization from Los Angeles to London. In 2014, she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship for her outstanding career in film.

Helen Mirren was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003 in recognition of her contribution to the arts.

She can be seen in the upcoming films: The Leisure Seeker opposite Donald Sutherland; Lasse Hallstrom's upcoming The Nutcracker and The Four Realms and Luc Besson's Anna M. Her recent films include: The Fate of the Furious; Collateral Beauty; Eye in the Sky, in which she portrays an army Colonel in a world of drone warfare; Trumbo as Hedda Hopper; Woman in Gold, as Maria Altmann, the Austrian Jewish refugee who fought to reclaim her family's art that had been stolen by the Nazis in World War II.

Her prior films include: Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey; the HBO biopic Phil Spector, for which she won a SAG Award for her performance and was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Additionally, she voiced the character of Dean Hardscrabble in Monster University. For her role as Alma Reville in Hitchcock, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG Award; the comedies RED and RED 2; John Madden-directed thriller The Debt, in which she plays a Mossad agent; Istvan Szabo's The Door; 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.

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 film 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, Neil Jordan'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; and Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

She earned her first Oscar 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 Oscar 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. Mirren earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in The Last Station, playing Sofya Tolstoy.

In 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 of Detective Jane Tennison in 2006's Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act, the last installment in the PBS series. Mirren was also 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. For her performance in the biopic Phil Spector, she won a SAG Award and was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

Her long list of television credits include: Losing Chase; The Passion of Ayn Rand; Door to Door; and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, which earned Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award nominations and awards.

On stage, in 2015 Mirren reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II on Broadway in Stephen Daldry's The Audience, for which she won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. In 2013, she debuted her stage role of Elizabeth II in The Audience in London's West End, for which she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress.

A prolific stage thespian, Mirren has worked extensively in the theatre from the RSC to Broadway. She 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.


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