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Helen Mirren (1945-), Actress

Dame Helen Mirren

Sitter in 11 portraits
Stage and screen actress; her distinguished career ranges from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Hollywood roles. Mirren's career began at the National Youth Theatre, later joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1968. Notable roles on the stage have included Lady Macbeth (1974), Cleopatra (1983) and Natalya Petrovna in A Month in the Country (1994). Her film work includes performances in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001) and The Queen (2006), for which she won an Oscar. On television Mirren is best known for her role as policewoman Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.

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Helen Mirren

by Ishbel Myerscough
oil on board, 1997
NPG 6415


Helen Mirren

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, June 1969
NPG x136294


Helen Mirren

by Alistair Morrison
colour print, 1986
NPG x76966


Helen Mirren

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x45579


Helen Mirren

by Trevor Leighton
digital C-type colour print, 26 September 2007
NPG x131402


Helen Mirren

by Ishbel Myerscough
pencil, 1997
NPG D9468


Helen Mirren

by Ishbel Myerscough
pencil, 1997
NPG D9469


Helen Mirren

by Ishbel Myerscough
pencil, 1997
NPG D9470(a)


Helen Mirren

by Ishbel Myerscough
pen and ink and pencil, 1997
NPG D9470(b)


Helen Mirren as Beaty in 'Hussy'

by Ken Bray
bromide print, 1979
NPG x34519


Helen Mirren

by Lord Snowdon
C-type colour print, 1995
NPG x134040