Helen Mirren

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Screen Actors Guild awards 2022: Squid Game, Will Smith and Coda win big
Netflix phenomenon and Apple’s deaf family drama make history at this year’s SAG awards ceremony

Benjamin Lee

28, Feb, 2022 @4:15 AM

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The Duke review – Jim Broadbent excels in true tale of ​art-stealing pensioner
Roger Michell’s final feature film brings good-natured, Ealing-style brio to the 1961 theft of Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

27, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Duke review – Jim Broadbent steals show in warm-hearted 60s-set crime caper
Roger Michell’s final feature retells story of the cussed Newcastle pensioner who stole a Goya portrait in protest at government spending priorities

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jim Broadbent: ‘I like the idea of actors being anti-establishment’
The veteran actor on dancing with Helen Mirren, starring in Roger Michell’s final film, and why he turned down the role of Del Boy… and an OBE

Michael Hogan

20, Feb, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Maureen Lipman: my opinion on casting was not an attack on Helen Mirren | Letter
Letters: If the ethnicity or gender of the character drives the role then that ethnicity should be prioritised, writes Maureen Lipman

Letters

12, Jan, 2022 @6:36 PM

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‘Why don’t Jews play Jews?’ – David Baddiel on the row over Helen Mirren as Golda Meir
Maureen Lipman sparked fury by suggesting the ex Israeli PM should not be played by Mirren. But, says David Baddiel, why shouldn’t ‘authentic casting’ apply to all minorities? And where is the outcry over Bojack Horseman?

David Baddiel

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Helen Mirren: is the Israeli icon Golda Meir a role too far for the dame who does it all?
She has played the Queen and a gangster’s moll but her casting as Golda Meir has sparked controversy

Vanessa Thorpe

09, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Maureen Lipman attacks casting of Helen Mirren as former Israeli PM Golda Meir
Actor says Meir’s Jewishness is ‘integral’ to role and that Ben Kingsley would ‘never be allowed’ to play Nelson Mandela

Andrew Pulver

05, Jan, 2022 @3:45 PM

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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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