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Mirren, Helen

Works: 640 works in 2,236 publications in 10 languages and 75,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Church history  Biography  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Portraits  History  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Director, Commentator, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Helen Mirren
The Queen by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
75 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
Excalibur by John Boorman ( Visual )
82 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court-- the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Christian civilization out of the Dark Ages
Inkheart by Iain Softley ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Mo Folchart reads a story aloud, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that's a problem. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta are two villains. Dustfinger is a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Mo's daughter, Meggie, discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Mo has been searching for a long lost book that will help so he can use his special powers to the interlopers back to their world
Red by Robert Schwentke ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone, until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team; Joe, Marvin, and Victoria, and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy
As you like it by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
Monsters University by Billy Crystal ( Visual )
18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski ... was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer--and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" ... , a natural-born Scarer"--Container
Legend of the guardians the owls of Ga'Hoole ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fledgling barn owl Soren lives in the forest of Tyto with his father Noctus, mother Marella, older brother Kludd, younger sister Eglantine, and their snake nest maid Ms. P. Noctus enjoys telling Soren and Eglantine stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythical group of warrior owls, who once saved all owlkind from the evil "Pure Ones." One night Kludd pushes Soren and they both fall to the ground. They are kidnapped taken to the home to the Pure Ones, and put to work: Soren as a slave, and Kludd as a soldier. The Pure Ones' are laying a trap for their enemies, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole. The Pure Ones storm the Great Tree, and the Guardians lead the owls into battle against them, wherein which Soren and his friends emerge to play pivotal roles
Gosford Park by Robert Altman ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widescreen. Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
National treasure 2 by Nicolas Cage ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben Gates' great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The page is one of 18 pages missing from Booth's diary. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail, and Riley from Buckingham Palace to the White House - both places they break into - and even stealing a page from a secret book. But in order to see more from the book, their choice is either get elected president or kidnap the President of the United States. So, Ben kidnaps the president. The conspiracy then crosses to Mount Rushmore. Now, Ben will have to clear his family's name so they will no longer be linked to the assassination
Calendar girls by Nigel Cole ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Chris' best friend Annie loses her husband, Chris derives a scheme to memorialize him. The two women, along with some of their friends - all fiftysomething women - will make a nude calendar to raise money for the hospital where he died. The calendar becomes hugely popular
State of play ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
The last station by Jay Parini ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In honor of his newly created religion, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy renounces his title, property, and family in favor of poverty and celibacy. For the Countess Sofya, his wife of nearly fifty years, this is the last straw! After she discovers his plans to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family, she decides to use every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, to fight for what she believes is rightfully hers
Hitchcock by Sacha Gervasi ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won't back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma, as he sets out to make the film
The debt ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by Israel because of the secret mission that they embarked on for their country back in 1965-1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel, the feared Surgeon of Birkenau, in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it?
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When George III loses the colonies in the American Revolution, his eccentric behavior becomes nothing less than mad. With Parliament battling for increased power and the Prince of Wales plotting his own rise to the throne, King George's unpredictable behavior sets the stage for a thrilling game of betrayal, politics and palace intrigue
The tempest by Julie Taymor ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge
Raising Helen ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helen is living the life she's always dreamed of with her career at a top modeling agency on the rise. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a crashing halt when she soon finds herself responsible for her sister's children - Audrey, Henry, and Sarah. No one doubts that Helen is the coolest aunt in New York, but the transformation from super-hip to super-mom is super difficult. Along the way, Helen finds support from Dan Parker, the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school, and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life
Elizabeth I by Tom Hooper ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world."--Container
Red 2 by Dean Parisot ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses rejoins his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device
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Alternative Names
Mironoff, Ilynea Lydia
Mironova, Illiana Lydia Vasilievna 1945-
Petrovna Mironova, Illiana Lydia
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