Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945 at Chiswick, London, England, UK. Helen Mirren net worth is $50 Million. Helen Mirren is British born Actress, Producer, Director. Helen Mirren has been seen in movies “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Excalibur”, “The Prince of Egypt”, “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”, “The Queen” (2006), “Prime Suspect” (1991-2000), “Hansel and Gretel” (2013), "Caligula" (1979), "Woman in Gold" (2015).

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Full NameHelen Mirren
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of Birth July 26, 1945
Age75 years 3 months
Place Of BirthChiswick, London, England, UK
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, Producer, Director
EducationNew College of Speech and Drama, St. Bernard’s High School for Girls
SpouseTaylor Hackford (m.1997)
ChildrenElsa Agnès Weekley, Barbara Joy Weekley, Charles Montague Weekley
ParentsVasiliy Petrovich Mironov, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers, Anna Elise Lydia Marquier, Friedrich Ernst Emil Ludwig von Richthofen
SiblingsKatherine Mirren, Peter Basil Mirren
AwardsHollywood Walk of Fame (2013), Academy & BAFTA Awards & Satellite Awards (2006), Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2001, 2006),European Film Awards (2007),Golden Globe Awards (2006), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporti...
Movies“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Excalibur”, “The Prince of Egypt”, “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”, “The Queen” (2006), “Prime Suspect” (1991-2000), “Hansel and Gretel” (2013), "Caligula" (1979), "Woman in Gold" (2015)
TV Shows“The Revenger’s Tragedy”, “All’s Well That Ends Well”, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”
IMDBHelen Mirren IMDB

Quotes of Helen Mirren

1(On her 1975 interview with Michael Parkinson) "That's the first talk show I'd ever done. I was terrified. I watched it and I actually thought, bloody hell! I did really well. I was so young and inexperienced. And he was such a fucking sexist old fart. He was. He denies it to this day that it was sexist, but of course he was."
2All any of us can do is make the best of what we have and live with generosity and kindness. Now that is beautiful.
3[on winning an Oscar] Part of you is terrified they will call your name because the fear of making a fool of yourself is paramount. But then it's an incredible pleasure, to sort of feel like you haven't been found out - because as actors we always think we're going to be discovered as frauds.
4I'm not going to be the first female Doctor Who (2005). Absolutely not. I absolutely wouldn't contemplate that. But I do think it's well overtime to have a female Doctor Who. I think a gay, black, female Doctor Who would be the best of all.
5There's no fake testosterone about Harrison [Harrison Ford]. It's just pure, natural maleness and it's very, very attractive.
6People get together for reasons other than sex and, although it's important for most couples, it's not what makes marriages last. I think the power of partnership in marriage is under-recognized in our society. That's what makes marriages work, not sex.
7I can't say no to an interesting role. I always tell my husband, 'That's it, I quit, I've done all I wanted', and he's just like, 'Yeah, yeah. Sure'.
8[on her perceived surge in popularity] Well, that's how it looks from the outside. My success grew slowly but constantly. I've been working every year since I started acting and I got many awards before I won the Oscar for The Queen (2006). Maybe it's because I've never been interested in big Hollywood flicks and I've only been in a few recently. I've always sensed a misogynist and sexist attitude, even in the '60s and '70s. Can I say that Five Easy Pieces (1970) sucks? ...You need to be a feminist. It's about equality and rights.
9If you wanted to teach someone who knew absolutely nothing about the British people, it would be very good to guide them to Shakespeare. You could see the foolishness, the humour, the brutality - it's all in almost every play.
10We're all idiots when we're young. We don't think we are, but we are. So we should be.
11[on performing in television versus onstage] Theatre is more tiring, demanding, more frightening, everything. Film, you have to get up early in the morning, and I hate that. Both are powerful mediums. But the great thing about theatre is you do material you don't normally do on film. And you're the editor of your performance onstage.
12[on Lady Gaga] I love the way she's elevated pop to performance art, or dragged performance art down to pop, or maybe made a wonderful amalgam of the two.
13I try not to think of my own mortality, but that as I gets older it gets darker, there is no question about that. You just say: 'It's going to happen and it's going to happen to everybody'.
14It's nice to look back and remember, and to think, "Wow! I've had a fantastic life, it's been brilliant!" Or else you think, "Oh, thank God that's all over!"
15[on seeing an amateur production of "Hamlet" at age 13] I was blown away by all this over-the-top drama. We grew up without TV and never went to the cinema, so after "Hamlet" all I wanted to do was get back into that world where all those fabulous things were possible.
16I'm not by nature a supporter of the Conservatives [Party], but then the Conservatives are not what the Conservatives used to be. Except they are a bit, aren't they? They're all just bloody public schoolboys!
17[on filming RED (2010)] I should be going to the gym now but I just don't want to do it. I don't do anything like that regularly at all. But because I'm filming, I should.
18This is no bullshit: the reason I'm still with Taylor Hackford after all these years [they married in 1997, but have lived together since 1986] is because he supports me in my work, he's proud of my successes and he's sympathetic if things aren't successful. If they aren't, he'll say, 'F*** 'em darling! You were great.' And I do likewise.
19I was with my husband for years before we got married. It's nice to be married. I love it. And that took me by surprise. But there's really no essential difference to not being married.
20[on her sexy image in the '70s] In my mind I was a serious actress. But the men in that era got away with such sexist crap. It was constant. They were pushing me into being Barbara Windsor, that sort of "Carry On" type. And it wasn't because of my beauty. I was never beautiful. It was because of these [breasts]! I remember doing a photo shoot for the play "Teeth and Smiles" [1975]. And this arsehole photographer was saying, "Cross your legs and lean down, dear! Because he wanted these [pointing to her breasts.]
21[on a 1970s interview with Michael Parkinson] Your jaw is on the floor watching it. He has always denied that it was sexist, but it was.
22I don't mind being sexy, but on my terms. To this day, I love sexuality. I love the art of sexuality. I love Lady Gaga and the performance of sexuality. The mysterious, the artistic and the slightly perverse. I'm interested in all that.
23[on going to the Oscars] Oh, it's such a palaver! It's like a day's work. You have to decide what you're going to wear. You put on your costume. You do your performance. It's exhausting. And if you win, everyone wants a piece of you. Of course, it's the mother ship of all ceremonies. And it's a fantastic, wonderful, carnival that you just can't resist. You jump aboard the roundabout, get whizzed round until you're vaguely nauseous and stagger off happily at the end, back to reality.
24I didn't cry when I got my Oscar [for The Queen (2006)], but I cried then [when applauded by baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport]. I had my Oscar in my bag, so I got it out. I was shameless, but they loved it.
25You can't ask people: "Did you cast me in this because I won an Oscar?" They'd always deny it: "No! No! We would've had you anyway!" Liars!
26My poshed-over voice was learnt and assimilated. I was an Essex girl.
27[on playing Sofya Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009)] The most telling line that Sofya has is when she says, "Why should it be easy? You are the work of my life and I am the work of yours. That's what love is". I think that's a brilliant description. Because it is work. And you go through all different mountains and valleys in a marriage.
28As you get older, naked stuff gets easier. It's more to do with the role than what men in the audience think. There's a liberation about it.
29No, I am not confrontational at all. I met a great guy, then another great guy, and had a series of fantastic relationships with nice men. [And that healed me.] Until that point I was thinking men were horrible; they were boring, boorish, vulgar, selfish and arrogant. Then I met a guy who was funny and lovely to me and I loved him. That was Ken, my first boyfriend. I learnt from wonderful men, wonderful relationships. They gave me support, made me feel good and made me laugh. Now I think men are absolutely great.
30[on asking to be interviewed by male rather than female journalists]: ...I prefer male journalists because there's a streak of female journalism - the bitches - who are mean-spirited and nasty because you are another woman and want to make you feel crap. It's very upsetting. I'm more careful when I'm being interviewed by a woman because, from experience as well as reading articles about other women, I know there is a little stiletto knife hidden behind the back.
31I actually won my first Golden Globe for something called Losing Chase (1996). Kyra Sedgwick and me fell in love with each other, and it was a lovely piece about women loving women. In my heart of hearts I love women more than I love men. I mean sexuality aside - I'm heterosexual. I guess I'm heterosexual. I loved my friend I had at college because there was a sense of camaraderie and physical closeness that doesn't have to be sexual.
32I was never going to be anyone's mum or grandmother. But I can dig that beautiful earth-mother thing, feeding the masses. I'm thinking of Nigella Lawson. Does she have children? She does. Do you know what I mean? She's sort of gorgeously fertile. That's sexy.
33[About working with husband Taylor Hackford] Working with him, I have to say, wasn't easy. My husband in work mode is not the easiest of people, although a lot of people adore working with him. But because I have the emotional connection with him, I would get upset if he was shouting - not at me, but at someone else, demanding something. I would be seeing it from their point of view. I would find myself rushing around trying to mop up after him. But I love the fact that he got the film together and he created a wonderful role for me. But husbands and wives don't need to work together. We are professional people in our own worlds. There's nothing I love more than going to my husband's set and being his wife. But this, it mixes the roles up. It either gets too cozy, which is not a good thing, because it's not very creative. Or it gets the opposite . . . He didn't make me cry, but he made me very cross.
34[on filming Love Ranch (2010) with husband Taylor Hackford] Funnily enough, the older prostitutes are the most popular, because the guys think they're user-friendly. They're comfortable with them, so they don't feel intimidated. And guys who go to brothels are not the most successful guys in the world sexually, so that's what they need. It's all about not being intimidated.
35There's nothing sexy about doing a nude scene. It's rather uncomfortable. I like dressing up rather than dressing down.
36[on the participation of celebrities in social movements] I've been involved with Oxfam on the proliferation of the illegal sale of small arms throughout the world, which is causing such, such devastation. The only way you can sometimes garner attention is by sending someone like me as a front person.
37[on not having children] No. Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I am so happy that I didn't have children. Well, you know, because I've had freedom.
38[on her role in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)] I get half-drowned, jump across an abyss and fly. I loved every minute of it. Getting attached to wires and flying was the most glorious feeling. It's a lot easier than acting!
39[on Ian Richardson, BAFTA Film Awards, 2007] Many years ago, when I started off as an actress, I had the immense good fortune to work with an actor that was so generous at sharing his craft - He became a mentor to me, he helped me believe in myself. Ian Richardson, I'm not too sure I would be here today if it wasn't for you.
40[Part of her BAFTA acceptance speech, BAFTA Film Awards, 2007] This is great. What an honor, especially to be nominated - just to be nominated - amongst those incredible powerhouse performances this year from women. - I applaud them. I think they were absolutely fantastic. Write more roles for us like that please.
41[In 2006] Being me right now is sort of amazing.
42[on becoming Dame Helen Mirren in 2003] In England, it's a big deal. I do feel it's a great honor. But I had to think about it quite seriously for a couple of weeks. It does sort of squash you into the establishment thing. In the end, my baser feelings got the better of me. I succumbed to pride.
43Flesh sells. People don't want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.
44All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress. Actually, all you've done is look like crap.
45Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be. I can't stand it when they behave like solicitors from Penge. I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad one.
46[About the Academy Awards] It's the creme-de-la-creme of bulls**t.
47The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
48[About herself] Being famous for being cool about not being gorgeous.

Quick Facts of Helen Mirren

1Her first cousin is Tania Mallet who was a James Bond girl in Goldfinger (1964). Her father and Tania's mother are brother and sister. Helen and Tania have enjoyed a warm relationship since childhood.
2She was originally cast as Ranyevskaya in The Cherry Orchard (1999) and was involved with the project from the very beginning and even attended the rehearsals. But when director Mihalis Kakogiannis announced that no one was to leave Bulgaria during the three months of filming she pulled out.
3She was considered for the role of Carol Bell in Heroes (1977) that went to Sally Field.
4David Greene wanted her for Susannah York's role in Sebastian (1968).
5She was considered for the role of Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise (1991) that went to Susan Sarandon.
6She was considered for the role of Lady Ames in The Missionary (1982) that went to Maggie Smith.
7She was considered for the role of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) that went to Meryl Streep.
8She was considered for the role of Julia Drusilla in I, Claudius (1976) that went to Beth Morris.
9She was considered for the role of Lilith Beresford in Awake (2007) that went to Lena Olin.
10She was originally cast as Ms. Weiss in Precious (2009), but obtained a role in a "bigger project.".
11She turned down Joan Collins role in Decadence (1994).
12David Lynch considered her for the role of Dorothy Malone in Blue Velvet (1986) that went to Isabella Rossellini.
13She was offered the role of Daphne Manners in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), but she was unavailable. The role went to Susan Wooldridge.
14She was considered for the role of Amy Sumner in Straw Dogs (1971) that went to Susan George.
15She was considered for Lynda Bellingham's role in Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976), as well as Hilary Pritchard's role in Adventures of a Private Eye (1977).
16She was considered for many guest roles on Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (2005) - Kassia in "The Keeper of Traken", Todd in "Kinda", Preston in "Warriors of the Deep", Jane Humpden in "The Awakening", Felicity Kendal - Clemency, Lady Eddison in Doctor Who: The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008) and Adelaide Brooke in Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (2009).
17She auditioned for the role of Neely O'Hara in Valley of the Dolls (1967) that went to Patty Duke.
18She turned down the role of Catherine Earnshaw Linton in Wuthering Heights (1970). She was delighted when her friend Anna Calder-Marshall got the part.
19She tested for the role of Emma in Betrayal (1983). Producer Sam Spiegel eventually chose Patricia Hodge because Mirren's "butt was too big for the part".
20She was considered for the role of Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973) that went to Jane Seymour.
21She was considered for the role of Sarabi in The Lion King (1994) and that of Zira in The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998).
22Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Charlotte Rampling, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
23Helen's first Best Actress Oscar and Tony Award for, respectively, The Queen (2006) and "The Audience" (2015), were both written by Peter Morgan and both roles involved portrayals of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Helen's initials are, coincidentally, the official abbreviation for "Her Majesty").
24Is one of 9 actresses who have received an Academy Award nomination for portraying a real-life queen. The others in chronological order are Norma Shearer for Marie Antoinette (1938), Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter (1968), Geneviève Bujold for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Vanessa Redgrave for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Janet Suzman for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Judi Dench for Mrs Brown (1997) and Shakespeare in Love (1998), Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010).
25In 2015, she became the 22nd performer to have received the Triple Crown of Acting: the 1996 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)), the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)), the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Elizabeth I (2005)), the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)), the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress (The Queen (2006)), and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play ("The Audience").
26Is one of 15 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Frances McDormand and Jessica Lange.
27Won the Best Actress in a Play Tony Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience" on June 7, 2015.
28She has two roles in common with Judi Dench: (1) Dench played Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968), in which Mirren also appeared, while Mirren played her in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981) and (2) Dench played Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998) while Mirren played her in Elizabeth I (2005).
29She holds the record for second-largest "Best Actress" award sweep (40 wins) for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), following Cate Blanchett (41 wins) for her performance as Jasmine French in Blue Jasmine (2013).
30Was the 130th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Queen (2006) at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) on February 25, 2007.
31Release of her book, "In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures". [March 2008]
32Winner of the Volpi Cup as Best Actress for her role in the forthcoming The Queen (2006) at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. [September 2006]
33She was awarded the Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding Debut of an Actress for her role in 'A Month in the Country' (1995).
34She was awarded the Plays and Players London Theatre Critics Award as Best Actress for her roles in 'Teeth 'n' Smiles' and 'The Seagull' (1975).
35She named Anna Magnani as her acting idol.
36Won Olivier's Award as Best Actress, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audition" (2013).
37The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is 7 years, between The Madness of King George (1994) and Gosford Park (2001).
38Was presented the 2,488th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by her husband Taylor Hackford, two stepsons and Phil Spector (2013) director David Mamet (January 3, 2013).
39Dated Liam Neeson in 1980 whom she met on the set of Excalibur (1981).
40Placed her hand and footprint in cement in front of Graumann Chinese theatre on March 28, 2011.
41She succeeded John Gielgud in two roles after the characters' gender was changed: (1) Gielgud played Prospero in a 1957 production of "The Tempest" in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane while Mirren played Prospera in The Tempest (2010) (2) Gielgud played Hobson in Arthur (1981) and Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) while Mirren played Lillian Hobson in Arthur (2011).
42Was in consideration for the part of Sarah/Anna in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) but Meryl Streep, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
43Nominated for the 2002 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Dance of Death".
44According to an article in People Weekly (November 3, 1980) her tattoo is an American Indian symbol meaning "equal but opposite".
45Met husband-to-be Taylor Hackford when he directed her in White Nights (1985). When the couple married in the Scottish Highlands, Hackford was dressed in a traditional Scottish tartan kilt.
46Has a tattoo of a star on her left hand, acquired at a Native American reservation in Minnesota.
47Is one of 13 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014).
48Daughter of Vasily Mironoff and Kathleen Rogers.
49Sister of Peter Basil Mironoff and Katherine Mironoff.
50Stepmother of Rio Hackford and Alex Hackford.
51Won 29 major awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), including all the awards that are considered the biggest (except Cannes). She was also nominated for 3 more awards for the same film.
52Won Film Achievement, Greatest Britons. [2007]
53Was voted 2nd in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year in December 2006.
54She won an Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), making her one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
55According to the April 2007 issue of Architectural Digest, She and her husband have sold their estate in New Orleans, which still remains her favorite American city.
56She owns houses in Los Angeles, London, and the south of France.
57She and her husband Taylor Hackford are both Oscar-winners.
58Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "A Month in the Country" by Ivan Turgenev. [1995]
59She dedicated her BAFTA win for The Queen (2006) (for Best Actress in a Leading Role) to Ian Richardson for playing a huge part in her success story. She said (in her acceptance speech) that Richardson was very supportive towards her when she started out acting, and without him she may not have been so successful. She dedicated this award two days after Richardson died. [2007]
60Became the third person, after Sigourney Weaver and Joan Plowright, to win two Golden Globes for acting in the same year. The characters she played were both Queens of England, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.
61Played a Queen a total of six times: The Queen (2006), Elizabeth I (2005), The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Snow Queen (1995), The Madness of King George (1994), and Caligula (1979).
62Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
63At the premiere of The Queen (2006) at the Venice Film Festival, her performance received a 5 minute standing ovation.
64She is the only actress to play both Queen Elizabeth I (in Elizabeth I (2005)) and Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen (2006)).
65Her great-great-great-great-grandfather was field-marshal Kamensky, one of the Russian heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
66Despite her Russian birth name and ancestry, she does not speak Russian, but is fluent in French.
67Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "Dance of Death" by August Strindberg. [2002]
68Became an Associate Member of RADA.
69Nominated for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her performance in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton Stage. [2004]
70Nominated for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her performance of "Orpheus Descending" at the Donmar Warehouse. [2001]
71She allegedly refused the C.B.E. (Commander of Order of the British Empire) in 1996.
72John Boorman said he cast her opposite Nicol Williamson in Excalibur (1981), against both of their protests, because he felt their dislike of each other made them perfect as rivals Morgana and Merlin.
73She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
74Used to work in Southend on Sea; Essex; UK at an amusement park "The Kursaal" as a "blagger" to attract customers on to rides.
75Before marrying director Taylor Hackford in 1997, she had lived with him in Los Angeles since 1986.
76Her paternal grandparents were Russian. Her grandfather, Piotr Vasilievich Mironoff, was a Tsarist aristocrat who was in London negotiating an arms deal during World War I when the 1917 Russian Revolution stranded him there. His wife and son (Helen's father) joined him in London. On her mother's side, she is of English descent.

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