Articles Tagged 'Dame Helen Mirren'


Stefanie Martini Takes on Jane Tennison Role Made Famous by Helen Mirren

We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again, no one can fill Dame Helen Mirren‘s shoes… and the newbie star, Stefanie Martini, who is set to take on the younger Jane Tennison in the Prime Suspect prequel agrees — planning to make the role her own. Martini’s first TV role was in 2016 as Georgina Mortmaigne in the […]

National Television Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals

First Look: Jane Tennison as a Probation Officer in the ‘Prime Suspect’ Prequel in 1973

Dame Helen Mirren is irreplaceable in Prime Suspect as DCI Jane Tennison, of course (that goes unsaid). But, keeping in mind that Prime Suspect 1973 is a prequel, versus a remake, there’s no concern of anyone spoiling the groundwork Mirren has already laid down… we’re just getting more to the story! Newbie actress Stefanie Martini, whose first TV role was in 2016 […]


‘Prime Suspect’ Prequel Will Air in U.S.

Who can forget Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison in the long-running series Prime Suspect, which ran from 1991 through 2006. Since the show’s premiere, Mirren has gone on to become a dame and a household name worldwide. We mentioned in an earlier post, the series will be getting the prequel treatment, airing in the U.K. […]

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 7th Annual Governors Awards – Arrivals

WATCH: Helen Mirren Narrates New Beatrix Potter Story

If there’s one thing the internet has been good for, it’s cats—and now even classic children’s writers are getting in on the action. A new story by Beatrix Potter was recently unearthed when publisher Jo Hanks found an unedited manuscript, written more than 100 years ago and 70 since the author died. Alongside it was a color illustration of […]

Helen Mirren arrives at amfAR’s 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d’Antibes, France.

Helen Mirren to Star as Heiress in Supernatural Drama ‘Winchester’

Who you gonna call? Dame Helen Mirren, of course. That’s because her next movie—just as soon as she stops messing about with cars, that is—will see her battling ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. Deadline reports she will play Sarah Winchester, an heiress convinced she was being haunted by the souls of people killed by […]

43rd Chaplin Award Gala – Arrivals

Dame Helen Mirren Knows What She Won’t Be Doing in ‘Fast 8’

We’re disappointed to report that Helen Mirren is disappointed she will not be driving a car in her dream-come-true role (possible exaggeration) in Fast 8. In true Mirren fashion, she does not mince words when talking about it. The British actress talked about the upcoming role, telling Entertainment Weekly, “I wanted to be driving, but […]

25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards – Arrivals

WATCH: Helen Mirren Scolds Drunk Drivers in Super Bowl Ad

Budweiser was smart to recruit Dame Helen Mirren to have a chat with people planning to partake in Super Bowl festivities (February 7), because she doesn’t mince words. Mirren is very self-aware when introducing herself, saying in the below commercial, “Hello. I’m Helen Mirren. A notoriously frank and uncensored British lady.” She is completely dumbfounded […]

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 7th Annual Governors Awards – Arrivals

Dame Helen Mirren on Nude Scenes Then and Now

Dame Helen Mirren, 70, is no shrinking violet. She’s been known to get her kit off for earlier roles in her career and has talked about it in previous interviews. But it turns out it was just as nerve-racking for her as any other actor. She talked to People magazine recently, saying, “I was always afraid. […]

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