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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren has depicted The Queen, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in countless films. Appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; she’s a true icon of our times. In 2014 Helen joined L’Oreal Paris as a brand ambassador and has shown that it’s possible to maintain looks, vitality and energy levels whatever your age. Helen's spontaneous warmth and natural modesty, along with her looks and intellect, are all part of her positive attitude to life and make her an inspirational role model.

Born on July 26, 1945, in London England, Helen Mirren pursued stage work before debuting in film during the '60s. A versatile, highly-skilled actress, Mirren has starred in many movies, including "Caligula," "Excalibur," "Calendar Girls" and "The Last Station." She was lauded for her lead role in the series "Prime Suspect," and she's portrayed Queen Elizabeth I and II, winning an Oscar for the latter role. She was later cast as Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock."

Mirren was attracted to theater at an early age, finding her inspiration at the age of 13 at an amateur production of Hamlet. "I was blown away by all this over-the-top drama," she said in an interview with The Times UK. "We grew up without TV and never went to the cinema, so after Hamlet, all I wanted to do was get back into that world where all those fabulous things were possible."

Mirren was steered away from the career by her parents, and was instead sent to St. Bernard's High School, a Catholic convent, in Southend-on-Sea. An English teacher at St. Bernard's, who happened on a recruiting circular for the National Youth Theatre, urged Helen to audition for the troupe. She did, and at the age of 18 was accepted into the company. At the urgings of her mother, however, Mirren entered a London teaching college in order to learn a stable profession.

By age 20, however, Mirren was starring as Cleopatra in the 1965 production of Antony and Cleopatra. Her performance as the Egyptian leader landed her an agent, as well as a place with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She began playing sexually charged roles such as Castiza in the 1966 staging of The Revenger's Tragedy; Cressida in a 1968 production of Troilus and Cressida; and Lady Macbeth in the 1974 Trevor Nunn production of MacBeth. These roles, as well as several others, earned her the label "The Sex Queen of Stratford"—a title she greatly resented.

Mirren's film career began as an extension of her stage performances, starring in the film versions of her RSC productions. She then appeared in the gangster film "The Long Good Friday," which received strong praise. She followed this performance with a role in the fantasy film "Excalibur," which was based on the legend of King Arthur. But it was her role in the film "Cal" that landed Mirren her first major film awards: The Cannes Film Festival prize for best actress and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award.

In 1992, Mirren landed her breakthrough TV role as Detective Inspector Jane Tennison in the public television mystery series, "Prime Suspect." By the time the show concluded in 2006, Mirren had taken home five BAFTA Awards and several Emmy award nominations for her performance on the show, including a win in 1996 for Outstanding Lead Actress. Mirren continued to shine on stage as well, receiving a Tony award nomination her role in 1995's "A Month in the Country," and again in 2002 for "Dance of Death," co-starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Mirren's film career was also heating up, and in 1996 she earned her first Academy Award nomination for "The Madness of King George," a film that investigates King George III's gradual descent into insanity. Madness also earned Mirren her second Best Actress win at Cannes, and yet another BAFTA award. Mirren continued to star in critically acclaimed film fare, including the British mystery "Gosford Park," which led to Mirren's second Academy Award nomination, as well as another Golden Globe nod. Her string of award-winning works also gained notice of Queen Elizabeth and in 2003, Mirren was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

In 2007, Mirren finally gained a reputation as an A-List actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen." Her performance landed Mirren her first Oscar and also earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She then nabbed a Golden Globe and Emmy award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO movie "Elizabeth I."

In 2010, Mirren was nominated for her fourth Academy Award for her turn in the Leo Tolstoy biopic, "The Last Station." For the performance, she also earned her first Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit awards. Mirren soon tackled a very different type of film —a fast-paced action thriller. In "Red," she co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis as a former spy who gets pulled back into the game to help a friend. She also appeared in "Red 2."

Mirren earned accolades for her portrayal of Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock." She co-starred with Anthony Hopkins, who plays the film's title character, as well as actresses Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette. In 2014, Mirren earned another Golden Globe nomination for her part in the restaurant comedy "The Hundred-Foot Journey." She returned to the role of Queen Elizabeth in the Broadway play "The Audience," which was written by Peter Morgan, who also penned the screenplay for "The Queen." In June 2015, she won her first Tony Award for the performance, and later that year she garnered more awards buzz with a Golden Globe-nominated turn in "Trumbo." Most recently, Mirren was cast in the 2016 film, "Collateral Beauty," alongside Kate Winslet, Will Smith, and Keira Knightley.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helen Mirren for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Helen Mirren for your next private or corporate function.
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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren has depicted The Queen, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in countless films. Appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; she’s a true icon of our times. In 2014 Helen joined L’Oreal Paris as a brand ambassador and has shown that it’s possible to maintain looks, vitality and energy levels whatever your age. Helen's spontaneous warmth and natural modesty, along with her looks and intellect, are all part of her positive attitude to life and make her an inspirational role model.

Born on July 26, 1945, in London England, Helen Mirren pursued stage work before debuting in film during the '60s. A versatile, highly-skilled actress, Mirren has starred in many movies, including "Caligula," "Excalibur," "Calendar Girls" and "The Last Station." She was lauded for her lead role in the series "Prime Suspect," and she's portrayed Queen Elizabeth I and II, winning an Oscar for the latter role. She was later cast as Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock."

Mirren was attracted to theater at an early age, finding her inspiration at the age of 13 at an amateur production of Hamlet. "I was blown away by all this over-the-top drama," she said in an interview with The Times UK. "We grew up without TV and never went to the cinema, so after Hamlet, all I wanted to do was get back into that world where all those fabulous things were possible."

Mirren was steered away from the career by her parents, and was instead sent to St. Bernard's High School, a Catholic convent, in Southend-on-Sea. An English teacher at St. Bernard's, who happened on a recruiting circular for the National Youth Theatre, urged Helen to audition for the troupe. She did, and at the age of 18 was accepted into the company. At the urgings of her mother, however, Mirren entered a London teaching college in order to learn a stable profession.

By age 20, however, Mirren was starring as Cleopatra in the 1965 production of Antony and Cleopatra. Her performance as the Egyptian leader landed her an agent, as well as a place with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She began playing sexually charged roles such as Castiza in the 1966 staging of The Revenger's Tragedy; Cressida in a 1968 production of Troilus and Cressida; and Lady Macbeth in the 1974 Trevor Nunn production of MacBeth. These roles, as well as several others, earned her the label "The Sex Queen of Stratford"—a title she greatly resented.

Mirren's film career began as an extension of her stage performances, starring in the film versions of her RSC productions. She then appeared in the gangster film "The Long Good Friday," which received strong praise. She followed this performance with a role in the fantasy film "Excalibur," which was based on the legend of King Arthur. But it was her role in the film "Cal" that landed Mirren her first major film awards: The Cannes Film Festival prize for best actress and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award.

In 1992, Mirren landed her breakthrough TV role as Detective Inspector Jane Tennison in the public television mystery series, "Prime Suspect." By the time the show concluded in 2006, Mirren had taken home five BAFTA Awards and several Emmy award nominations for her performance on the show, including a win in 1996 for Outstanding Lead Actress. Mirren continued to shine on stage as well, receiving a Tony award nomination her role in 1995's "A Month in the Country," and again in 2002 for "Dance of Death," co-starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Mirren's film career was also heating up, and in 1996 she earned her first Academy Award nomination for "The Madness of King George," a film that investigates King George III's gradual descent into insanity. Madness also earned Mirren her second Best Actress win at Cannes, and yet another BAFTA award. Mirren continued to star in critically acclaimed film fare, including the British mystery "Gosford Park," which led to Mirren's second Academy Award nomination, as well as another Golden Globe nod. Her string of award-winning works also gained notice of Queen Elizabeth and in 2003, Mirren was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

In 2007, Mirren finally gained a reputation as an A-List actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen." Her performance landed Mirren her first Oscar and also earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She then nabbed a Golden Globe and Emmy award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO movie "Elizabeth I."

In 2010, Mirren was nominated for her fourth Academy Award for her turn in the Leo Tolstoy biopic, "The Last Station." For the performance, she also earned her first Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit awards. Mirren soon tackled a very different type of film —a fast-paced action thriller. In "Red," she co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis as a former spy who gets pulled back into the game to help a friend. She also appeared in "Red 2."

Mirren earned accolades for her portrayal of Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic "Hitchcock." She co-starred with Anthony Hopkins, who plays the film's title character, as well as actresses Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette. In 2014, Mirren earned another Golden Globe nomination for her part in the restaurant comedy "The Hundred-Foot Journey." She returned to the role of Queen Elizabeth in the Broadway play "The Audience," which was written by Peter Morgan, who also penned the screenplay for "The Queen." In June 2015, she won her first Tony Award for the performance, and later that year she garnered more awards buzz with a Golden Globe-nominated turn in "Trumbo." Most recently, Mirren was cast in the 2016 film, "Collateral Beauty," alongside Kate Winslet, Will Smith, and Keira Knightley.

Helen Mirren Videos

  • Dame Helen Mirren Keynote Tulane - YouTube
  • Acceptance Speech: Helen Mirren (2015) - YouTube
  • Helen Mirren on Trumbo, Donald Trump, and the Oscars - YouTube

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  • How to book Helen Mirren?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Helen Mirren for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Helen Mirren, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Helen Mirren or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Helen Mirren?

    Booking fees for Helen Mirren, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Helen Mirren, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Helen Mirren?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helen Mirren for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Helen Mirren for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Helen Mirren or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Helen Mirren or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Helen Mirren is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Helen Mirren for your event is $200,000 and above. Helen Mirren generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Gina Rodriguez and Eva Longoria. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Helen Mirren for an upcoming event.

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  • Dame Helen Mirren Keynote Tulane - YouTube
    Acceptance Speech: Helen Mirren (2015) - YouTube
  • Helen Mirren on Trumbo, Donald Trump, and the Oscars - YouTube

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