We already know just that Dame Helen Mirren guidelines: whether it’s her style-icon status—confirmed at both London and Paris fashion days this year—or her award-winning portrayals of Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen) and Queen Elizabeth we (Elizabeth I). This week Mirren makes her return that is regal the display in HBO’s Catherine the fantastic.
Mirren is actually the celebrity and executive producer of this historic drama, which premieres tonight and chronicles the reign of Russia’s most female ruler that is progressive. Later on this autumn the star returns to your screen that is big Sir Ian McKellen within the Good Liar (out November 15). The duo that is powerful mystical con guy Roy and their would-be mark, Betty, a rich widow with a few secrets of her very own. The two roles of Catherine and Betty couldn’t be more different in many ways. Yet both in we come across Mirren’s acting at its sharpest they either know better or can get the better of her as she sidesteps men who think.
The actor talked with Vogue about Catherine the Great’s real-life legacy, the necessity of equitable representation for females, and exactly exactly just what she actively seeks in almost any brand new role. [Read more…]