Catherine the Great: first look at Helen Mirren in HBO drama

In HBO/Sky’s upcoming four-part drama, Catherine the Great, Helen Mirren will be portray the Russian empress – and we’ve got fresh details on the series… The drama, which was announced earlier this year, will focus on the monarch towards the end of her reign and her romance with Gregory Potemkin. Mirren will assume leading lady duties … >

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ITV orders ‘Prime Suspect’ prequel series ‘Tennison’

Crime writer Lynda La Plante will return to ITV next year with a prequel to Prime Suspect. ITV has commissioned six 60-minute episodes, which will follow the young Jane Tennison at the start of her career in the Metropolitan Police. Starring Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Tennison, Prime Suspect launched on ITV in 1991 and … >

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‘Red 2’ movie review

Red 2 sees reluctant hero Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) thrown back into the world of espionage when an attempt is made on his life in connection to a top secret project called Nightshade.

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‘The Audience’ play review

On paper, it’s red-hot. Capitalise on the Jubilee / Will & Kate / Royal Baby mania with a show starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth Regina (again) backed by the writer and director of The Queen and a neat concept: a series of era-hopping sequences giving us a backstage pass to the Queen’s weekly audience with the Prime Minister.

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