Helen Mirren

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Escape from Extinction review – eco plea bordering on pro-zoo propaganda
Helen Mirren narrates this documentary which seeks to correct some misconceptions about zoos but ends up feeling hard to trust

Phil Hoad

19, Sep, 2021 @9:39 AM

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Fast & Furious 9 review – Vin Diesel and crew kick Isaac Newton’s ass
The gang are back for another bout of deafening and magnificently silly, gravity-defying action, leaving plot logic in the dust and driving their cars into space

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Solos review – a dystopian dud even Anne Hathaway can’t rescue
Despite its A-list cast – including Hathaway, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman – Amazon’s Black Mirror-inspired anthology is stodgy, cheesy and woefully underdeveloped

Jack Seale

21, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'They cut the beheading scene': The Long Good Friday, remembered by Helen Mirren and co-stars
Prophetic, frenetic and shockingly brutal, the film became a British classic. For its 40th anniversary, Mirren and other cast members relive their roles in the menacing gangland masterpiece

Nick Hopkins

01, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Christopher Plummer remembered: 'It was a privilege to stand so close to greatness'
Michael Hoffman, who directed Plummer and Helen Mirren in Tolstoy biopic The Last Station, recalls the actors’ joyful connection and how Plummer turned the script into gold

Michael Hoffman

08, Feb, 2021 @10:17 AM

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The Duke review – art thief takes one for the common man
Roger Michell’s warm take on the true story of how Kempton Bunton acquired the National Gallery’s new Goya features a glorious performance by Jim Broadbent

Xan Brooks

04, Sep, 2020 @8:15 PM

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The One And Only Ivan review – Disney's painting gorilla movie lacks colour
The true story of a silverback gorilla who lived in a mall is brought to half-life in a rushed and magic-free late summer adventure

Benjamin Lee

18, Aug, 2020 @5:19 PM

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Helen Mirren at 75: wild costumes, blazing performances – and a spell as a rock banshee
She has played cops, rockers, monarchs and murderers. As Helen Mirren turns 75, we celebrate her astonishing career – and remember her letter to the Guardian that led to questions in parliament

Michael Billington

23, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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John Benfield obituary
Actor whose many hard man roles included being a firm but fair boss to Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect

Anthony Hayward

21, Jul, 2020 @4:47 PM

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How crime drama Prime Suspect succumbed to sexist cliche
Helen Mirren’s DCI Jane Tennison set the template for nuanced female characters. But seven series of trauma wrung out the subtleties

Diane Shipley

13, Apr, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Helen Mirren 'profoundly moved' by reconstruction of Anne Frank's room
Oscar-winning actor presents documentary retracing life of Jewish teenager killed by the Nazis

Dalya Alberge

24, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories review – Helen Mirren hosts a heartfelt tribute
This moving, valuable documentary marking the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation draws on the testimony of many Holocaust survivors

Peter Bradshaw

23, Jan, 2020 @3:00 PM

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