Helen Mirren Honored with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored multi award-winning actress Helen Mirren with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Pig N’ Whistle Pub on January 3, 2013
“What a way to start the New Year on the Walk of Fame with one of the most acclaimed actresses known around the world,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled to honor Helen and welcome her to our Walk of Fame family.”
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, guest speakers David Mamet and Jon Turtletaub, and Taylor Hackford helped Mirren unveil the 2,488th star in the Category of Motion Pictures
Helen Mirren was born in Chiswick, West London and began her acting career with the National Youth Theatre in the latter half of the 1960s. From her very first film appearance (playing the young muse to a middle-aged artist in 1969’s Age of Consent,” Mirren displayed the sensual screen persona that would become her trademark. Her first major role was playing Cleopatra (in Shakespeare’s “Anthony and Cleopatra”) with the NYT which launched Helen’s career.
Mirren’s recent work includes the Golden Globe nominated “RED,” “The Debt,” “Arthur” and “Brighton Rock.”
Mirren has won international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 of “The Queen,” she received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award®, and BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She was also named Best Actress by virtually every critic’s organization from Los Angeles to London.
Mirren earned her first Oscar® nomination for her portrayal of Queen Charlotte in Nicholas Hytner’s “The Madness of King George,” for which she also won Best Actress honors at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Her second Oscar® nomination came for her work in Robert Altman’s 2001 film “Gosford Park.” Her performance as the housekeeper in that film also brought her Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, several critics groups’ awards, and dual SAG Awards®, one for Best Supporting Actress and a second as part of the winning ensemble cast. Most recently, Mirren earned both Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in the historical drama “The Last Station,” playing Sofya Tolstoy.
Mirren’s latest film is director Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock”. The Montecito Picture Company, Barnett/Thayer and Fox Searchlight Pictures production is based on “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello. Sacha Gervasi’s HITCHCOCK lays bare the captivating and complex love story between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville.
Mirren was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama and for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
Mirren will also be seen in HBO’s biopic “Phil Spector” which will air in 2013. She stars as lawyer Linda Kenney Baden with Al Pacino as Phil Spector is due for release in 2013. Her portrayal of Emerenc in “The Door,” directed by Istvan Szabo, was recently released in Germany, Hungary and other European territories.
Among her other film credits are Terry George’s “Some Mother’s Son,” on which she also served as associate producer; “Calendar Girls,” for which she got a Golden Globe nomination; “The Clearing”; “Shadowboxer”; and “State of Play”. She starred in a screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as Prospera in a gender twist on the classic character.
On television, Mirren starred in the award-winning series “Prime Suspect” as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. She had earned an Emmy Award and three BAFTA Awards, as well as numerous award nominations, for her role in early installments of the “Prime Suspect” series. She won another Emmy Award and earned a Golden Globe nomination when she reprised the role of Detective Jane Tennison in 2006’s “Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act,” the last installment in the PBS series. Most recently Mirren was also honored for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO miniseries “Elizabeth I,” winning an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award®.
Her long list of television credits also includes “Losing Chase,” for which she won a Golden Globe Award; “The Passion of Ayn Rand,” winning an Emmy and earning a Golden Globe nomination; “Door to Door,” for which she received Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award® nominations; and “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone,” earning Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award® nominations.
Mirren has also worked extensively in the theatre. She has received two Tony Award nominations, for her work in “A Month in the Country,” and for her role opposite Sir Ian McKellen in “Dance of Death.”
Helen Mirren became a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.
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