Helen Mirren

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Bestselling author and all-round media ace brings her trademark wit and searing insights to a new book, More Than A Woman Caitlin Moran is (...)

Hollywood stars: Olivia de Havilland, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep

Anyone who gives a heck about Hollywood was moved by the death of Olivia de Havilland at the weekend. The last surviving star of Hollywood’s golden er(...)

Helen Mirren at 75: a perennial mix of the nomadic and the majestic.  Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

Who is Helen Mirren? Looking back over her career, as she hits 75, it is tempting to see her as two separate people. First, there was the outspoken y(...)

Patrick Stewart: the actor turns 800 today. Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests... On Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday, friends from David Tennant to B(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

Keanu Reeves with Alexandra Grant in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photograph: Taylor Hill/Getty

If poor Jennifer Aniston had a male equivalent it would probably be poor Keanu Reeves. Reportedly single for close to two decades, and fiercely mindfu(...)

Actor Mary McEvoy: ‘Paris used to be my second home, but after the attacks, it stopped being my happy place – it just carries such horror for me.’
On My Culture Radar: Mary McEvoy

Current favourite book I’ve just finished reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. It’s a telling of Homer’s Iliad but it focuses on the women(...)

Helen Mirren as Catherine: ‘There are unscrupulous people in Russia. Fortunately I’m one of them’

Catherine the Great (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 9pm) who ruled over the Golden Age of Russia, had to overcome many obstacles in her eventful lifetime. S(...)

Helen Mirren in Catherine the Great. ‘For me, to show older women as powerful, active, courageous, smart is important.’ Photograph: Sky

Helen Mirren couldn’t look any more Helen Mirren when I meet her. Her light hair is swept back, not one strand out of place. She wears a buttoned-up f(...)

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