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Helen Mirren born (1945)

Helen Mirren born (1945)

Helen Mirren, original name Ilynea Lydia Mironoff was born on July 26th, 1945 in London. The British actress is especially known for her role as Detective Jane Tennison on the television series Prime Suspect and for her subtle and sympathetic portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), for which she won an Academy Award. Mirren pursued stage work before debuting in film during the 1960s. A versatile, highly skilled actress, Mirren has starred in many movies, including Caligula, Excalibur, Calendar Girls and The Last Station.

Activity Ideas:

  • Watch Helen Mirren in one of her classic movies, how about Calendar Girls or The Queen?
  • Enjoy an interview with Helen Mirren on BBC’s Parkinson – here
  • From the Queen of the stage to the Queen of our nation, try out Queen activity book – here