Welcome to my new look website

Hello, Welcome to my revamped website.  I hope you like it.  This is where you can find out about my latest projects, contact fan sites, contribute to the charities I support and learn anything you care to about my work. I appreciate your interest and involvement. I am not a twitterer, or a facebooker, so…

Cannes Lions 2017

On Wednesday Helen joined Adrien Koskas, General Manager from L’Oréal Paris UK, and Suzanne Powers of McCann Worldgroup at the Lumiere Theatre in Cannes to talk about inclusivity and diversity and why those need to be delivered in a more meaningful and visible way.

Jo Cox, More In Common

Inspired by Jo Cox’s belief that we have ‘more in common than that which divides us’, Helen gave her thoughts on what unites us all as a nation ahead of The Great Get Together this weekend (16-18 June 2017) in memory of Jo Cox. www.greatgettogether.org facebook.com/jocoxmoreincommon  twitter.com/great_together instagram.com/greatgettogether

At the British Library seminar discussing ‘Emigres from Russian Revolution’ with Princess Katya Galitzine and Martin Sixsmith

Helen joined a distinguished panel chaired by Martin Sixmith to discuss her Russian family and their exile as part of the British Library exhibition ‘Russian Revolution: Hopes, Tragedy, Myths‘ which is on until 29 July, www.bl.uk/whatson. She recalled her early life living in England with her exiled Russian grandfather and her father who was born there…

Women for Women International

I am delighted to be showcasing these beautifully hand-embroidered ‘Zoja’ shoes. They are the work of the charity womenforwomeninternational training graduates in Kosovo, and the shoes are on sale at L.K.Bennett UK with 100% of the sale price going to Women for Women International.

Winchester – First Look

Here’s a first look of Helen as Sarah Winchester. Inspired by true events, WINCHESTER follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into…

Tim Pigott-Smith 1946-2017

I am so very sorry to hear of the unexpected death of my friend and colleague Tim Pigott-Smith.  He was a kind and loving person as well as an actor with an very long, varied and successful career, brilliantly culminating in his recent triumph in King Charles III. I worked with him on the epic…

Peter Morgan receives the BFI Fellowship

Helen presented Peter Morgan with the BFI Fellowship.  Helen said, “Actors love him for the complex, muscular roles he creates for them, and directors love his flawlessly structured, faultlessly researched and rigorous, exuberantly restrained story telling…  The output of this driven, brilliant, clever, complex and lovely man is a British phenomenon and I am thrilled…