Mirren at the 79th Academy Awards
|4 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Born||July 26, 1945|
|London, England, UK|
Helen Mirren is a British actress. Mirren has won an Academy Award, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards. In 2003, she received a damehood in the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the latter half of the 1960s. From her very first film appearances, Mirren displayed the overtly sensual screen persona that would become her trademark. During her career, she has portrayed three British queens in different films and television series: Elizabeth I in the television series Elizabeth I (2005), Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in The Madness of King George (1994). She is the only actress to date to have portrayed both Queens Elizabeth on the screen. Mirren played the no-nonsense police detective Jane Tennison on the praised ITV series "Prime Suspect" for a total of seven seasons from 1991 to 2006, and won numerous awards for the role. She is married to Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford.