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Dame Helen Mirren
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 16th, 2014
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 3rd, 2014
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 ...
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 4th, 2014
Oh here’s a nice thing, of a piece with Matt Smith‘s recent reunions with Karen Gillan.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 24th, 2014
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).
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 5th, 2014
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.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on February 16th, 2014
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 ...
By staff | Posted on February 16th, 2014
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. ...
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 28th, 2014
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 ...