The Queen on screen: Actors discuss playing the most private of public persons
From Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen," to the long-running television series "The Crown," Elizabeth II has provided a grand but mysterious canvas for actresses portraying the British monarch.cbsnews.com
Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel
TV-Yellowstone-Mirren-Ford Helen Mirren appears at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York on Dec. 4, 2019, left, and Harrison Ford appears at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2019. Mirren and Ford will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise. The pair will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series. Writer-producer Sheridan Taylor is the creative force behind the hit franchise, which began with the contemporary drama “Yellowstone," led by Kevin Costner.wftv.com
Helen Mirren selected for cover of People’s ‘The Beautiful Issue’
Timeless beauty Helen Mirren has been selected to be the face of this year’s People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.”>> Read more trending newsThe cover featuring the 76-year-old Mirren was revealed Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. While she may not call herself beautiful, some big stars do — Vin Diesel, for instance. “What makes Dame Helen Mirren so beautiful? But I think the thing that is most attractive about Dame Helen Mirren is the way she makes you feel. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 31 Photos: Dame Helen Mirren through the years CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France.wftv.com
Helen Mirren graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’
People Helen Mirren FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Jordan Strauss)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Helen Mirren graces People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that touches on her thoughts of beauty and how the Oscar winner still gets nervous before filming a role. From her perspective, the word beauty should be dubbed another word: swagger. “But I think the thing that is most attractive about Dame Helen Mirren is the way she makes you feel.wftv.com
‘The Mandalorian’ actor, Helen Mirren’s stepson, Rio Hackford dies
Rio Hackford has died at the age of 51. His father was Oscar-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford. Hackford also had a career off-screen as the owner of several bars in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans, People magazine reported. Hackford died last week in Huntington Beach, California, after an illness, his brother told Variety. He leaves behind his wife, musician Libby Grace, and two children, along with his father, stepmother and brother, according to Variety.wftv.com
Glitz returns on Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet
28th Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Jordan Strauss)The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a "Hamilton" reunion, feature a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, maybe, supply a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards. The SAG Awards, taking place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, begin at 8 p.m. EST Sunday and air on both TNT and TBS. After the January Golden Globes were a non-event, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are Hollywood's first major, televised, in-person award show — complete with a red carpet and teary-eyed speeches — this year. While the Academy Awards aren't mandating vaccination for presenters (just attendees), it's required for the SAG Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood actors’ guild SAG-AFTRA. Kate Winslet is presenting the actors' lifetime achievement award to Mirren, a five-time SAG Award winner.wftv.com
Screen Actors Guild Awards to offer Oscars preview
Film-SAG Awards FILE - This Jan. 27, 2019 file photo shows a replica of The Actor statue on the red carpet at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on both TNT and TBS on Sunday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Jordan Strauss)The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a "Hamilton" reunion, feature a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, maybe, supply a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards. After the January Golden Globes were a non-event, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be Hollywood's first major, televised, in-person award show — complete with a red carpet and teary-eyed speeches — this year. While the Academy Awards aren't mandating vaccination for presenters (just attendees), it's required for the SAG Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood actors’ guild SAG-AFTRA.wftv.com
Helen Mirren to be Harry Potter quiz show host
LOS ANGELES — Actor Helen Mirren has never appeared in the Harry Potter film franchise, but she is stepping into the magical world as she hosts “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” on television. >> Read more trending newsMirren will host the weekly four-part series, which starts Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on TBS and Cartoon Network, the Associated Press reported. The quiz show will feature contestants representing houses from Harry Potter who answer trivia questions about the famous novels-turned-movies to win a championship trophy and prizes. Mirren has never hosted a game show but is known for her acting roles in movies like “The Queen” and “Gosford Park.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 29 Photos: Dame Helen Mirren through the years CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Helen Mirren to get Life Achievement Award from Screen Actors Guild
Helen Mirren honored with Life Achievement Award CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement award at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be presented in February. Included in those awards are five SAG Award wins and 13 nominations. The 28th annual SAG awards will be broadcast live on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 29 Photos: Dame Helen Mirren through the years CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France.wftv.com
Helen Mirren to get actors’ guild Life Achievement Award
The Screen Actors Guild has selected Dame Helen Mirren as their 57th Life Achievement Award Recipient, the union said Thursday. “I am honored to have been chosen to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award,” Mirren said in a statement. “Dame Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and luminous talent,” said SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, in a statement. “She has set the bar very high for all actors and, in role after role, she exceeds even her own extraordinary performances. It’s uncanny.”The 28th annual SAG Awards will be broadcast live from Santa Monica, Calif. on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.wftv.com
Naomi Campbell steals Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion S/S 2022 L'Oreal Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, from left, Helen Mirren and Amber Heard, fourth from left, wear creations for the L'Oreal Spring-Summer 2022 ready-to-wear fashion show presented in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) (Vianney Le Caer)PARIS — (AP) — Yet again, Naomi Campbell stole the show at Paris Fashion Week. Here are some highlights of the day's 2022 spring collections:LANVIN’S FLOWER POWERFlowers are a natural touchstone for spring. Following that came the historic touches that are necessary for the heritage-conscious brand — the world’s oldest continuously running fashion house. And this event was the big return by L’Oreal to Paris Fashion Week with a show against street harassment and in support of female empowerment.wftv.com
MasterClass: In a class of its own
CEO David Rogier founded MasterClass in 2015: "I started trying other figure out, 'Okay, how can I get a hold of the best people in the world? Correspondent David Pogue said, "An armchair observer might say, 'Wow, did MasterClass get lucky when the pandemic came along.' "You know, if you go to a class in a university, you know, maybe got 40 people in front of you," Mirren said. From their course, Teller offered a tip on misdirection: "When you don't talk, the audience has to tell itself the story. Last year, venture capitalists poured $100 million into the company; this year, MasterClass hopes to add 50 new celebrity courses.cbsnews.com
Andrews, Evans, Mirren pay tribute to Christopher Plummer
FILE - Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer, shown June 15, 1973, poses for a photo before making his musical debut on Broadway in "Cyrano." "RIP to Christopher Plummer, a living legend who loved his craft, and was an absolute gentleman. RIP Christopher Plummer. "Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in ‘Up,’ taught us that 'adventure is out there.' “If I live to be 91 maybe I’ll have time to fully appreciate all the great work of Christopher Plummer.” — actor Dave Foley on Twitter.
The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2020
Making a breakthrough in pop culture during any year is hard. This year's five Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year managed to create buzz and art against a year like no other. They brightened a 2020 that badly needed light. They are Anya Taylor-Joy, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sarah Cooper and Finneas. "Now as an adult, I’m like, ‘I live in Narnia.’ Like, this is amazing.” In a year like 2020, it was appropriate that millions escaped with her.
Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The lineup for the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and will be the first major film event since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Barbera noted that almost half of the competition film selections this year are directed by women. The decision to hold the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival is experienced like a sign of confidence in dnd concrete support of the world of film and the audiovisual industry, Barbera said. Cannes and Telluride were cancelled and others like Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival have had to get creative and scale back where possible in order to proceed.
Helen Mirren says she was once friends with con man
CNN image(CNN) - Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in "The Good Liar," a film about a career con man named Roy, played by McKellen, who sets his sights on the recently widowed Betty, played by Mirren, in order to swindle her out of millions. But having not yet read the script, McKellan had no idea he'd be playing a con man. Mirren, who spoke with CNN alongside her costar, said that despite the evil intentions of McKellen's character, she found him to be "utterly, utterly charming." "I have met a con man or two in my life, actually a major con man," Mirren said, explaining that she found out only when he ended up behind bars. "The Good Liar" hits theaters Nov. 15.
'Catherine the Great' crowns Helen Mirren for regal miniseries
Helen Mirren attends the Los Angeles Premiere of the new HBO Limited Series "Catherine The Great" at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum on Oct. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - The chance to see Helen Mirren play another queen (OK, empress) is incentive enough to watch "Catherine the Great," a four-part British-American miniseries airing stateside on HBO. When not jockeying for power, "Catherine" indulges in a whole lot of sex, only some of which could charitably be called romance. Couple that with Mirren's presence, and "Catherine the Great" pretty well lives up to its name. "Catherine the Great" premieres Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.