THE GOOD LIAR
HELEN MIRREN (Betty) has won an Oscar, Emmy, Screen Actors
Guild (SAG) Award,
Tony, multiple BAFTA Awards and multiple Golden Globes, as 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, SAG Award, and BAFTA Award
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
career in film. In 2018 she was honored with the Chaplin Gala career achievement
from The Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York.
On television she will next be seen in a four-part limited series for HBO/SKY
in the title
role of "Catherine the Great." Most recently, she starred in "Anna" and "Fast &
Hobbs & Shaw."
Also recently, Mirren was seen in "Berlin, I Love You," "The Nutcracker and
Realms," IFC's third season of "Documentary Now!" and the films "The Leisure
"Winchester," portraying Sarah Winchester, and "The Fate of the Furious," as
well as "Collateral
Beauty," "Eye in the Sky" and "Trumbo."
Mirren narrated the 2017 documentary "Cries from Syria." She will next be
a character in the animated film "The One and Only Ivan." Additionally, she
voiced the character
of Dean Hardscrabble in the animated adventure "Monster's University."
Her previous works include "The Hundred-Foot Journey"; "Hitchcock," for which
nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG Award; "RED" and "RED 2"; the John
thriller "The Debt," in which she plays a Mossad agent; and Hungarian director
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
Cressida" and "Macbeth." In 1972, she joined renowned director Peter Brook's
and toured the world.
Her film career began with Michael Powell's "Age of Consent," but her
role came in 1980 in John Mackenzie's "The Long Good Friday." Over the next 10
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
Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"; and Charles Sturridge's "Where Angels
Fear to Tread."
Mirren earned her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Queen Charlotte
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
film "Gosford Park." Her performance as the housekeeper also brought her Golden
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
earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in "The Last
playing Sofya Tolstoy.
Among her other film credits are Terry George's "Some Mother's Son," on which
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
Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. She has earned an Emmy Award and three BAFTA
well as numerous award nominations, for her role in early installments of the
series and earned another Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination when she
role of Detective Tennison in 2006's "Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act," the last
installment in the
PBS series. Most recently she starred with Al Pacino in the HBO biopic "Phil
Spector," for which
she won a SAG Award for her performance and was nominated for an Emmy and a
Mirren was also honored for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO
"Elizabeth I," winning an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.
Her long list of television credits also includes "Losing Chase," "The
Passion of Ayn Rand,"
"Door to Door," and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," earning Golden Globe, Emmy
Award nominations and awards.
On stage, Mirren reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II on Broadway in "The
a play by Peter Morgan, directed by Stephen Daldry, for which she won the 2015
Tony Award for
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. In 2013 she debuted her stage
Elizabeth II in "The Audience" in London's West End, for which she received the
an Evening Standard Award, and a 2014 WhatsOnStage Award, all for Best Actress.
Mirren has worked extensively in the theatre. She received an Olivier Award
for Best Actress for her performance in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at London's
Theatre. In 2009, Mirren returned to the National Theatre to star in the title
role in "Phedre,"
directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Helen Mirren became a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.
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