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Helen Mirren: the biography
Helen Mirren has played many wonderful roles. But, it seems, most naturally, she looked at the images of the Royal family. Perhaps this was its regularity. After all, in the veins of Helen really flowing aristocratic blood. However, not English, and Russian.
Helen was born in July 1945 in the suburbs of London. At birth she was named Elena Mironova, after all, her father Vasily Mironov – Russian. At the time, the grandfather of Helen Mirren, a staunch monarchist, did not accept the revolution and fled to England. By education he was a military engineer. His wife was a granddaughter of count and field Marshal Mikhail Fedorovich Kamenskoye.
Mother of the actress – the British – had an aristocratic origin. But her father, grandfather Helen Mirren, was a court butcher by Queen Victoria herself.
After the death of his father Vasily Mironov took the decision to join the UK. He changed his name to Basil Mirren. A new name was given to his daughter Elena. Now it sounded like Mistress Helen Mirren.
The parents wanted the girl became a teacher. But Helen is more interested in theater. She participated in Amateur school productions. And later, after joining the College, made the final decision to become an artist. She transferred to drama school. And when Mirren turned 18, she successfully auditioned and was accepted into the national youth theatre.
The first 2 years Helen Mirren trusted only a small role in the theater. But she shone in the image of Cleopatra on the stage of the old Vic. Here it was noticed by the agents and invited to the Royal Shakespeare theatre. At this stage, the star played many key roles in productions of «the tragedy of the avenger», «Richard III», «Much ADO about nothing», «hamlet» and «the Two gentlemen of Verona».
But wide fame came to the actress soon after her appearance on the screen.
A cinematic biography of Helen Mirren – it’s a little more than 40 films. The first success, the artist felt after the release of the epic drama «Caligula» of Tinto Brass. Then there was a loud painting «the cook, the thief, his wife and her lover» directed by Peter Greenaway, which caused a lot of controversy and shocked the puritanical audience.
In 1984, Helen Mirren received her first prestigious award – the main prize at the Cannes film festival. It gave the actress for her brilliantly executed role in the drama «the Diary of a terrorist». The films «cal», «Gosford Park,» «the Madness of king George» and «Prime suspect» in which Mirren got a star role, received the highest rating from audience and critics. And in 2006, Helen Mirren was at the peak of movie-Olympus: she was awarded the «Oscar» for his excellent reincarnation of Elizabeth II in the historical film «the Queen».
It is noteworthy that the range of plays Helen Mirren is very wide: the organic star in a deeply dramatic images, but easily transforms into a women of low moral standards. Her Queen is as good as prostitutes. At the time, Helen readily agreed to explicit scenes and appeared before the audience naked.
In the spring of 2010, fans saw the stars at Madame Tussauds figure his favorite. Mirren was personally present at the ceremony.
In the life of the famous actress had many novels, but only one of them was important to her. Since the 1980s his personal life, Helen Mirren is associated with Taylor Hackford, the famous American Director who made blockbusters «the devil’s Advocate,» «Proof of life» and «ray».
Personal life Helen Mirren he had a happy. In 1997 her relationship with Taylor took an official form. But in this strong marriage never had children.
- «Age of majority»
- «The long goodbye»
- «Oh, lucky!»
- «Diary of a terrorist»
- «Gosford Park»
- «The madness of king George»
- «The main suspect»