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Helen Mirren

In 2002, Helen won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for: Gosford Park (2001).
 
In 1997, Helen won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for: Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment (1996).
 
In 1992, Helen won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Female for: Prime Suspect (1991).
 
In 2001, Helen won the NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actress for: Gosford Park (2001).
 
In 2002, Helen won the NSFC Award for Best Supporting Actress for: Gosford Park (2001).
 
Helen used to date former Excalibur co-star Liam Neeson
 
Helen appeared in a TV commercial for Marks & Spencer in 2004.
 
Helen appeared in the "Sport at Heart" promo for London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic games.
 
Helen Mirren: Flesh sells. People don't want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.
 
Helen Mirren: All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress. Actually, all you've done is look like crap.
 
Helen Mirren: Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be. I can't stand it when they behave like solicitors from Penge. I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad one.
 
Helen Mirren: [About the Academy Awards] It's the creme-de-la-creme of bulls**t.
 
Helen Mirren: The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
 
Helen's great-great-great-great-grandfather was field-marshal Kamensky, one of the Russian heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
 
Despite Helen's Russian birth name and ancestry, she is not fluent in Russian.
 
Helen is an Associate Member of RADA.
 
Helen allegedly refused the C.B.E. (Commander of order of the British Empire) in 1996.
 
John Boorman said he cast Helen opposite Nicol Williamson in Excalibur (1981), against both of their protests, because he felt their dislike of each other made them perfect as rivals Morgana and Merlin.
 
Helen used to work in Southend on Sea; Essex; UK at an amusement park The Kursaal as a "blagger" to attract customers on to rides.
 
Helen was made a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, June 2003.
 
Helen has lived in Los Angeles since 1986.
 
Helen's grandfather was a Tsarist (White Russian) aristocrat who was in London negotiating an arms deal for the Russo-Japanese war when the 1917 Russian Revolution stranded him there. His wife and son (Helen's father) joined him in London.
 
Helen has been married to Taylor Hackford since December 1997.
 
Helen's nickname is Popper.
 
In 2005, Helen Mirren's acting roles included both Queen Elizabeths - she played Queen Elizabeth I for a Channel 4 production, and Queen Elizabeth II for the Stephen Frears film The Queen.
 

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