Dame Helen Mirren

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

10 British Actors and the Iconic Roles They Didn’t Play

Show business often throws up arresting ways to illustrate the multiverse theory; that with every decision taken, a parallel world exists in which an alternative decision was taken instead. So, for example, there are universes where ...

The Surprising Singing Voices of British Actors

If you were to go solely on the reaction of showbiz bloggers and newshounds (hello!), Keira Knightley‘s decision to play a struggling singer (and sing) in her latest movie Begin Again is one that is not only surprising, but ...

Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman Reunite at the Glamour Awards

Oh here’s a nice thing, of a piece with Matt Smith‘s recent reunions with Karen Gillan.

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Plays Juliet For 10 Seconds

Last night, the BBC’s current affairs show Newsnight interviewed Dame Helen Mirren for her thoughts about the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (which, as we discussed yesterday, is around about now).

Five British Stars And Five Things They Should Give Up For Lent

It’s Ash Wednesday, a time when a lot of people consider giving stuff up for Lent. It’s usually chocolate, or maybe bread or even alcohol. Not all addictive habits are food related, as we shall see.

BAFTAs 2014: A Whole Lotta ‘Gravity,’ And Chiwetel Ejiofor Is The Best Actor In The World

Please be upstanding for the BAFTA Film awards; the big ticket event in the British cinematic calendar, in which British acting talent and the big players from Hollywood come to a gala do in London, to be gently ribbed by Stephen ...

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Previews BAFTA Fellowship Speech

Dame Helen Mirren talks to Anglophenia’s Al Moloney ahead of receiving prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, an honor which in the past has been handed to the likes of Lord Laurence Olivier, Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. ...

Dame Helen Mirren, What Are You DOING?

Here’s an idea for next year’s Academy Awards, when you give out your best actor trophy, or best soundtrack for that matter, why not demand that the lucky winners do a quick round of charades before they can get their hands ...

Dame Helen Mirren To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship

Now that we’re deep into awards season, these sort of lifetime achievement backpats are coming thick and fast, but you’d have to be a curmudgeon of some standing to begrudge Dame Helen Mirren her moment. Especially as ...