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Helen Mirren stars in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Helen Mirren stars in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --An Indian restaurant and a French restaurant find themselves in a culinary war in the Helen Mirren film "The Hundred-Foot Journey."
Aileen Graef
Helen Mirren usually cuts her own hair

Helen Mirren usually cuts her own hair

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) --Helen Mirren says she only visits hair dresser once a year and cuts her own hair the rest of the time.
Danielle Haynes
Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.
Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren says there was no mention of the times she has portrayed the British monarch when she was presented to Queen Elizabeth Monday at Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth greet movie stars at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth greet movie stars at Buckingham Palace

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The duchess of Cambridge joined Queen Elizabeth for a star-studded reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday.
Kate Stanton
Helen Mirren named Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Helen Mirren named Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals has presented actress Helen Mirren with its 2014 Woman of the Year Award in Cambridge, Mass.
Helen Mirren twerks, receives Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year honor

Helen Mirren twerks, receives Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year honor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren visited Cambridge, Mass., to receive Hasty Pudding's annual Woman of the Year award.
Kate Stanton
Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.
Neil Patrick Harris named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Neil Patrick Harris named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says it plans to present actor Neil Patrick Harris with its 2014 Man of the Year Award in Cambridge, Mass.
'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy and Drama in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says British actress Helen Mirren will be the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.
Helen Mirren wins award, three judges quit over 'vote rigging'

Helen Mirren wins award, three judges quit over 'vote rigging'

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Three film critics have quit the Evening Standard Theatre Awards judging panel after Helen Mirren won the award in a supposedly rigged ceremony.
Veronica Linares
Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear were among the winners of the 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel.

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Bruce Willis says wife doesn't mind him kissing women for work

Bruce Willis says wife doesn't mind him kissing women for work

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bruce Willis says Emma Heming, his wife of four years, understands when he occasionally has to romance another women on the big screen.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role Helen Mirren arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. She has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.

Mirren was born Helen Lydia Mironoff in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Chiswick, West London. Her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov (1913–1980), was of Russian origin, and her mother, Kitty (née Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers; 1909–1996), was English. Mirren's paternal grandfather, Colonel Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, was in the Tsarist Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War. He later became a diplomat, and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain, where he and his family were stranded during the Russian Revolution. The former diplomat became a London cab driver to support his family.

His son, Helen Mirren's father, changed the family name to the Scottish-sounding Mirren in the 1950s and became known as Basil Mirren. He played the viola with the London Philharmonic before World War II, and later drove a cab and was a driving-test examiner, before becoming a civil servant with the Ministry of Transport. Mirren's mother was from West Ham, East London, and was the 13th of 14 children born to a butcher whose father had been the butcher to Queen Victoria. Mirren considers her upbringing to have been "very anti-monarchist".

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