The mere mention of Helen Mirren’s name inspires awe and anticipation for each one of her new films. Our anticipation is doubled, as she honors us with her presence to mark her appearance in the role of one of the most significant figures in Israeli history, Golda Meir. We are thrilled to take this opportunity to honor her for her illustrious career.
She has already received every possible accolade: an Oscar, a BAFTA, an Emmy, and a Tony, as well as winning Best Actress twice at the Cannes Film Festival and once at the Venice Film Festival. We are honored and humbled to present her with our own Achievement Award.
It is hard to summarize her career, and she needs no introduction, but we will try to provide a short one. Helen Mirren began her career in the theatre and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the late 1960s. Her stage career continued and in the mid-1970s she made her first appearance in the West End.
1980 brought her cinematic breakthrough performance in THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, and in 1984 she won her first Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for CAL, winning a second time a decade later for her performance in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE.
Works about the British royal family have made up a significant part of Helen Mirren’s oeuvre. She portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in the miniseries ELIZABETH and Queen Elizabeth II in THE QUEEN, perhaps her most famous performance, which earned her an Oscar and a host of additional awards. In 2003, Helen Mirren was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).
Long before the golden age of television, she gave one of the greatest television performances of all time as Detective Jane Tennison during six seasons of the series PRIME SUSPECT, which first aired in 1991. She appeared in other successful series and recently in the hit series 1923 for Paramount +.
Helen Mirren starred in arthouse films such as THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER, but also gave performances in a variety of box office hits – most recently in the FAST & FURIOUS franchise and in the sequel to SHAZAM. In these roles, she demonstrated her versatility and professionalism, and they contributed to her iconic status and cross-generational popularity.