Most widely held works about Helen Mirren
Most widely held works by Helen Mirren
The Queen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,271 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.
National treasure. Book of secrets ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,756 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.
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 1,703 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.
Inkheart ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,671 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 send the interlopers back to their world.
As you like it ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France.
Legend of the guardians the owls of Ga'Hoole ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,475 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.
Calendar girls ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 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. Based on actual events.
State of play ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,415 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.
Red ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,403 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.
Gosford Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
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.
The last station ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,354 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.
Elizabeth I ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 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.
The prince of Egypt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
A tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them apart, as one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other becomes the chosen leader of his people.
Raising Helen ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,146 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.
In the frame : my life in words and pictures by Helen Mirren ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
An illustrated account of the life and career of the esteemed actress traces her Russian ancestry and early life through her numerous achievements in a variety of performance venues.
Excalibur ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,028 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.
Cymbeline ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
The clearing ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
A successful businessman is kidnapped by a mysterious man, who is disturbingly familiar with the intimate details of his prisoner's personal life.
Excalibur ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
The legends of King Arthur live in the last great battle between magic and reality.
Arthur ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Lovable billionaire Arthur Bach has always relied on his limitless fortune and nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge. He must choose between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will finally learn what it means to become a man.
Action and adventure films Assassination Biographical films Biography Blair, Tony,--1953- Comedy films Conspiracies Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery television programs Diana,--Princess of Wales,--1961-1997 Diaries Drama Elizabeth--II,--Queen of Great Britain,--1926- England England--London Families Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Funeral rites and ceremonies Good and evil Great Britain Historical films History Juvenile works Kings and rulers Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Man-woman relationships Mirren, Helen Mourning customs Murder--Investigation Official secrets Police Public relations and politics Serial murderers Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial Television adaptations Television programs Tennison, Jane (Fictitious character) Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women detectives
Früherer Name Mironova, Illiana Lydia Vasilievna 1945-
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