Helen Mirren

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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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From Hollywood to Bradford: why Helen Mirren is hanging out in West Yorkshire
The actor, who is in town to film The Duke, has been tweeting about eating at curry houses and cheering on Paul Chuckle

Hannah Jane Parkinson

13, Jan, 2020 @3:25 PM

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The best movies of 2019 that you haven't seen
From a devilish documentary to a Hitchcockian thriller, Guardian writers pick their favourite films of the year that didn’t get enough attention

Peter Bradshaw, Jordan Hoffman, Charles Bramesco, Pamela Hutchinson, Simran Hans, Gretchen Smail, Adrian Horton, Catherine Shoard, Andrew Pulver and Benjamin Lee

30, Dec, 2019 @5:10 PM

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The Good Liar review – the unlikely couple
Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren star in a sparky drama steeped in deception

Wendy Ide

10, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Good Liar review – Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are irresistible
The veteran pair duel hypnotically in a mystery thriller whose occasional silliness is masked by storytelling gusto

Peter Bradshaw

07, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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