Helen Mirren

  • Awards

Jerusalem Film Festival 2023: Helen Mirren and Oliver Stone to Receive Top Honors

Academy Award and Golden Globe winners Helen Mirren and Oliver Stone are set to headline the celebratory 40th edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, July 13 in Israel with the special opening night screening of Golda, starring Mirren as Israel's historic Prime Minister Golda Meir.   Directed by Academy Award winning Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv, Golda follows the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Prime Minister Meir, also known as the Iron Lady of Israel, faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
  • Interviews

Helen Mirren on Olive Trees, Strong Female Characters and “1923”

The Golden Globe-winner talks olive trees, strong female characters and 1923 on opening night of the ORA! Fest in Puglia, Italy You have a summer residence in the southern part of Puglia, which is famous for its olive trees, many of which are unfortunately affected by a deadly bacteria. Did you lose any trees? Helen Mirren: We don't have a lot of olives like some people, but we had 80 olive trees that got hit with Xylella.
  • Festivals

Ora! Fest Opens with Helen Mirren

When Dame Helen Mirren arrived in a golf cart in the historical center of Monopoli, the charming port town in Puglia, she – unlike her colleagues who are attending the festival – had only been on a three-hour car ride to get there. Mirren loves to spend her summers in her Italian home, a 16th-century Masseria, a typical Pugliese farmhouse in Tiggiano that she and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, have spent the better part of five years restoring.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globes Royalty: Actors Who Won for Playing British Monarchs

In celebration of the historic coronation of King Charles III, here’s a look back at all the actors who have won Golden Globes for portraying Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms throughout history:Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968) The first to be feted for playing a British Monarch was Peter O'Toole, distinguished with an unprecedented double whammy, winning Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama twice for playing the 12th century King Henry II of England in both Becket, opposite Richard Burton and John Gielgud, and four years later in The Lion in Winter alongside Katharine Hepburn and a young Anthony Hopkins in his first major film role. Richard Harris as Arthur, Camelot (1967) Long before being rediscovered by a new generation as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, Irish-born Richard Harris won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for playing the late 5th/early 6th centuries Welsh mythology folklore figure in the big screen adaptation of the 1960 Broadway musical.