Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/22
I liked Helen’s tribute to the late Queen, which was read out on our TVs. The actress said that it had been an honour to play her. 👑
She did, of course, play both Queens Elizabeth.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Dec/21
Impressed as I was watching Cate Blanchett's 'Elizabeth' last night, I wanted to follow it up with 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', but I came across the Helen Mirren dramatisation of the same Queen, entitled 'Elizabeth I', and as it covers the historical period I was after, the later days of Elizabeth's reign, I pounced on it.
I noticed almost immediately that Helen Mirren has not only the essential red hair, she has the correct colour eyes of Elizabeth I - dark brown ones, like her mother, Anne Boleyn. Furthermore, Helen is the same height of 5ft4 (Elizabeth I was 5ft3 or 4), which will have been tall for the 16th century, and as Anne Boleyn was 5ft2 or 3, her daughter took far more after her mother than she did her father, Henry VIII, who was around 188cm, extremely tall for those days.
So I'll continue with my viewing now....
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Mar/21
I took a trip back to the Seventies last night and saw a Brian Clemens episode from his popular series 'Thriller' called 'A Coffin for the Bride'. The twist at the end was that Helen had been the bait for catching the killer of women he'd murdered for their riches, posing as her normal, attractive self to lure him and as a coarse, boozy, toothy woman dripping with jewellery to act as potential 'wife' material for him to marry and kill. Working in the make-up department of an acting franchise, she looks and sounds completely different to the version of Helen he genuinely falls for. She is angry because he has killed her friend - a detective who was about to crack his evil scheme - by strangulation, while he was about to embark on a car journey.
The killer, who pumped iron and was very cock-sure 🐓 of himself, was much smaller than the detective he killed, and one could tell that the actor was not a genuine body builder. The actor, one Michael Jayston, was just playing the part of one! The detective was played by Michael Gwynn, and unlike the former Michael, he looked extremely familiar to me. Jayston's victims will have been chosen for their small to average heights.
I remembered that Helen is 5ft4, but I doubt if Jayston was the 'ideal' 5" taller than her. Her confidence led the viewer to believe that she could have been easily 5ft6, and because I recalled Helen's height, it's got me interested in finding out Jayston's.
Helen catches the guilty and greedy man, who dyes his hair for disguise, and he ends up in prison for killing the fictitious, frumpy Helen. Then she visits him when he's safely behind bars, and reveals her secret, but who's going to believe what comes out of a predatory murdering machine stroke cop killer? 🤔
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/20
I have just ordered a film of Helen's called 'Winchester', about a seriously haunted house. It arrives next Friday, and as it's recent, it'll be ideal material to check out whether Helen has lost any height, which is highly likely, and if so, how much.
In the meantime, Helen gets 5ft4 and some pretty flowers:
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jul/20
🎂💐🎉💝 Happy 7️⃣5️⃣th Birthday 💝🎉💐🎂
The great Helen Mirren celebrates a landmark Birthday today. She turns three quarters of a Century - congratulations to Helen; I own all her Prime Suspect box sets and plenty more besides, including 'The Long Good Friday' and 'The Queen'.
5ft4 👱♀️👍 XXX
Nik Ashton said on 20/Apr/20
Those little babies must be monster heels!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jul/19
🎂💝🕯️💐 Happy Birthday Helen! 💐🕯️💝🎂
Earlier this year, I bought all the Prime Suspects which starred Helen. She is just unbeatable in that, as she is in everything she does.
Wishing her a very happy 74th. She really is one woman who has 'grown into her own skin', but I, personally, always admired her unique beauty.
5ft4 for this English rose.🌹
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Even 50 cent fancies her LOL.
said on 20/Jun/17
She used to look like Click Here
which you could still call attractive but not exactly "beautiful" in the classic sense.
Dom said on 10/Mar/17
Hmm weird, she always looks 5'5' compared to other celebs..
mister_lennon said on 26/Feb/17
My lovely helen was 5'4 peak. Now; maybe a little bit shorter.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/17
That was meant to be Amanda BURTON! I don't know how I could have got that wrong, I idiot!
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/17
I've been taking in quite a lot of Helen Mirren lately as ITV3 are repeating all the 'Prime Suspect' series and tonight we have the fifth one starting.
Helen looks very small next to all those men in the police station where she works! If she was 5ft4 at that time,and I have no reason to doubt or dispute that fact, it's reminiscent of actress Amanda Redman, who's 5ft4, working with male colleagues in 'Silent Witness'! She looks really tiny next to them, as does Helen next to hers in 'Prime Suspect'!
Both actresses more than make up for it on the confidence front though, which is always good to see - and the only way to be if you work in a male-dominant office and wish to get on!
Mister_lennon said on 14/Aug/14
And i wasnt talking about you, littlesue, i was talking in general terms.
Mister_lennon said on 14/Aug/14
She was 5'4 at peak. Now, a strong 5'3. And i repeat,maybe she has made some work on her face or body, but very sligthly. Her beauty is totally natural.
littlesue said on 13/Aug/14
Whereas as anyone said she is all plastic? I said she had had a lower face/neck list and that it was good as they left a few wrinkles.
jtm said on 13/Aug/14
look at her next to patrick stewart. she was never 5'4.
littlesue said on 12/Aug/14
I'nm here every day but have'nt commented, agree with Mirren, its a good facelift as she still has some wrinkles to make it appear more natural, its more a lower facelift than the upper face lift as the neck is not saggy
mister_lennon said on 12/Aug/14
Not. As i said before, maybe helen had made some little work in her body or face, but very little. to post that she is all plastic work and surgery is just stupid and nonsense, and false. Helen beautty and atractive is just natural.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Aug/14
Haven't seen you around for a while dearest Sue. I've missed you!
Arch Stanton said on 12/Aug/14
Yeah as Sue says she's definitely had something done to lift the wrinkles, you can tell as her face has that shiny, flat, ironed out look. But I don't think she's had too much work done, certainly not as much as a lot of actresses her sort of age (like Britt Ekland :-) )
littlesue said on 11/Aug/14
Sorry you wrong, definately a face lift there
mister_lennon said on 11/Aug/14
Sorry, but that is false. She is natural 100%. Plastic surgery? ridiculous. Maybe a little bit, but nothing more. Her beauty and atractive is natural, not plastic. And she works because her natural beauty and sexiness, not about other things.
littlesue said on 8/Aug/14
She was voted 'best face after plastic surgery' by the Plastic Surgeons association, last year she was photographed with the scarf round her head and neck after a facelift, she may not be as lifted as some but you only have to look at her neck line to see she has had a lift, sadly she probably would'nt work so much if she did'nt have anything done. Julie Walters probably one of the few who have'nt had anything done.
mister_lennon said on 7/Aug/14
Yeah, arch. I agree with your examples.
Rob, could you add Gosford Park,calendar girls,the mosquito coast and Caligula to the list of her movies?
And she is equally charming and atracctive in real life. I have met her in person and she is wonderful. Im in love with her.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Aug/14
Yeah a lot of actresses look horrific as they age and have all that surgery which makes them look worse! Joan Collins and Raquel Welch (although she denies it) are two of the few who had surgery which was actually an improvement.
Mister_lennon said on 6/Aug/14
Helen is always sexy an beautiful. Like the fine wine, even more now. I love her. And she is still 5,4.maybe a weak 5'4, but 5'4.
Sam said on 6/Aug/14
She did age like fine wine...I wish more middle aged women celebrities would age as well and be as confident and comfortable in their own skin. In her 60s and 70s films, Mirren was definitely hot but could come off, for lack of a better description, almost trampy, with age giving her a classier veneer that adds to her appeal.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Aug/14
Agreed Sam! More attractive now than when younger too.
jtm said on 5/Aug/14
little sue says on 19/Nov/12
She looks a tiny bit shorter than Scarlet Johanson on the red carpet last night for the Hitchcock Biog film. In similar sized heels so 5ft 3 could be right, she could have lost a small bit of height though being as she is late 60's.
that would make her 5'2 range today.
Sam said on 5/Aug/14
Rob, please add The Age of Consent, O Lucky Man!, The Long Good Friday, Excalibur, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, The Madness of King George, RED and the Prime Suspect series? Also, a picture may be in order? She is definitely a sexy woman, although may top out at 5'3.5", rounds up like a lot of people.
Mister_Lennon said on 7/Apr/13
solid 5' 4.
jtm said on 1/Nov/12
she was never taller than 5'3.
Linda Leigh said on 8/Jul/11
She's definitely between 5'2 and 5'4..
Terrific actress!!!! LOVE Helen Mirren!
Mr. R said on 1/Aug/08
I saw Helen at a play last fall. This is pretty accurate.
Chris said on 31/Jul/08
I'm surprised. I thought she was tall. Maybe it's because she appeared next to Bob Hoskins.
Jessica said on 5/Feb/08
I think tureis is right, the heels Helen wore to that event were solid 6 inches! She herself described them as 'stripper shoes' and they had a giant platform.
tureis said on 13/Oct/07
I think Helen took her "stripper" shoes off while Radcliffe had his on obviously. Otherwise she would have towered over him on those 6 inch heels.
Anna said on 7/Oct/07
Rob, are you positive that she is still this tall? I think she looks it, but those Radcliffe photos confused me a bit. Either Helen is shorter than her listed height or Radcliffe is taller than his listed height. which do you suppose to be the case?
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/07
This seems correct to me, it's what I've always read and she really does look it.