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2014-05-29 12:24:49

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Down-to-earth, sassy, self-deprecating and devilishly opinionated to the core, Oscar® winner Helen Mirren is every bit the wise and witty Dame she appears to be. And while at 68, Mirren can fool people into thinking she's the picture of British reserve, the acclaimed actress is ready to reveal her irrepressible spirit in the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine. Discussing everything from high tea at her Italian villa to her...

2014-01-17 12:23:49

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award. The Pudding is proud to honor a talented and renowned actress whose performances have garnered international critical acclaim. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/NY47548) The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding...

2010-09-06 10:08:00

LONDON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Debenhams has reported that sales of swimsuit styles which are traditionally associated with the under 30s are soaring thanks to role model glamour-grannies like Helen Mirren and Goldie Hawn taking the plunge. So strong is the trend that swimwear buyers have dubbed the skimpy beachwear the 'grankini'. Sales of bikinis at fashion retailer Debenhams have risen by 118%, driven by women who were ironically born around the time of the two-piece's invention in...

2009-09-13 13:43:04

British actress Helen Mirren says her upcoming return to the theater does not necessarily represent a return to her favorite acting discipline. The 64-year-old actress who will star in upcoming performances of Phedre with Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company admitted she tends to long for other acting opportunities while performing on stage, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Not necessarily, Mirren told the Post. "I mean, all the different disciplines have their advantages and...

2009-09-03 09:50:58

NBC is developing a U.S. remake of the popular British television series Prime Suspect, which starred Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren. Mirren picked up three Baftas and Two Emmys for her portrayal of Police Chief Jane Tennison in the crime drama. The show ran on British TV for seven seasons between 1991 and 2006. The co-production between ITV's Granada and Boston's WGBH first aired in the United States in 1992 as part of WGBH's Mystery series. Our intention is to create another classic...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou and Russell Brand reportedly have signed on for the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The Hollywood Reporter said Julie Taymor is directing the film version of Shakespeare's supernatural play. Taymor previously adapted a tragedy written by Shakespeare for her film "Titus" and directed last year's movie musical "Across the Universe." She also was the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed stage version of "The Lion...

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