helen mirren

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adding page because of this 1975 interview:


you are what you are.. and  you are what other people think you are.. you can’t avoid that..

in quotes.. what do you mean by that

also my nervous ness gauge

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4 min – came from sober background… what kind of people were they.. i hate calling people anything.. they’re my parents… it’s very dangerous to stick labels..

labels ness..

convent.. i don’t like schools.. teacher.. didn’t enjoy that.. i didn’t find the school system at all conducive to ed.. i find all schools repressive.. i don’t think the convent made it any more repressive..

much greater question (than if can sit on grass et al).. of lack of liberty .. is what happens to people’s minds in schools…

what happened to your mind.. i don’t know .. i’m still finding out i suppose.. i think you go on living with what happened to you in your early life for the rest of your life..

voluntary compliance ness… – beliefs/dispositions from early pressures

i’ve wanted to be practically everything… i admire the people who are more than one thing enormously

how might fulfill self in future.. i’m not a planner.. i don’t like planning of any sort… i believe in a true following of instincts.. and that’s difficult to describe.. because it’s not just doing what you want to do.. that’s a very sort of impoverished idea of following instinct.. rather.. always keeping open to possibilities.. and when they come you go with them..

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i’ve always been attracted to circus/transient life..

on not liking finely sewn suits

3 min – on feeling uncomfortable (taking clothes off).. i thought that was my problem.. and one of the things that you were taught at school.. that you spend the rest of your life fighting to get out of..

4 min – the thing about being naked in that sense.. is that you’re the only one.. (so everyone should do it)..



3 min – fantasy – about world being a happy place.. and that’s rather impossible

perhaps not impossible.. just have to let our imaginations free (back to the liberty of the mind)…  a nother way

4 min – circus.. is it an escape..? no.. i think it’s the rogues and vagabonds.. i think actors have this sort of attraction to people who move around a lot.. are not rooted.. i’d like to be a vagabond.. i find it easy to leave. .. i love going..

6 min – never cut out to be a teacher.. i hated school.. worse as a teacher.. couldn’t imagine the horror that went on in a staff room..  i thought teachers were better than pupils.. i discovered not a bit of it.. they were as pathetic/petty.. as we were..

7 min – i always hated school.. i don’t see why someone should have to stop talking if they want to talk

9 min – at 14.. perhaps knowing where babies came out.. but not how they got there

11 min – marriage.. i’m not attracted to it.. it’s a bit like junkit.. just not naturally attracted to the idea.. i have no theories about it whatsoever.. there’s nothing so moving as seeing a good marriage..

one of first times i started to notice Helen.. (not that i hadn’t cared about her before.. just didn’t real know of her)


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Dame Helen Lydia Mirren DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945), is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. In 2015 she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, after two previous nominations, for her performance inThe Audience, in which she also portrayed Elizabeth II. The Audience was written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen. Mirren won her first of several Emmy Awards in 1996 for her performance as police detective Jane Tennison on the acclaimed ITV series Prime Suspect, which ran for a total of seven seasons between 1991 and 2006.

Some of her other notable film roles include Marcella in the 1984 film Cal, for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, 2010 (1984), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989),The Madness of King George (1994), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Gosford Park (2001), Calendar Girls(2003), The Last Station (2009), Hitchcock (2012), and The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014). She also starred as Victoria Winslow in the action-comedy films Red and Red 2.

In 2003, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for Services to the Performing Arts. In 2013, Mirren was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014, BAFTA announced that Mirren would be the recipient of the Academy Fellowship.


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