The 90th Oscar Ceremony

Helen attended the 90th Oscar ceremony and presented with Jane Fonda for Best Actor to Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. She also had fun ‘demonstrating’ host Jimmy Kimmel’s jet ski prize for the shortest acceptance speech which caused much amusement!  

The Princes Trust and L’Oreal – All Worth It

Helen with HRH Prince Charles and young people from The Princes Trust and L’Oreal at a reception at St James’s Palace for the All Worth It campaign.  A personal development programme for 16- to 25-year-olds to help them gain the social and life skills needed to get into work, education or training – to create the…

Helen to star as Catherine The Great in TV series for SKY and HBO

Catherine the Great is a four-part drama that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history.  Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman. The…

Golden Globes 2018

Helen attended the Golden Globes last night as a nominee for her performance in The Leisure Seeker and also presented an award with Viola Davies for Best Supporting Actor to Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri.

Toronto International Film Festival

Swiftly on from Venice, Helen travelled to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with her film The Leisure Seeker, where she did a special Q&A on her career.

Venice Film Festival 2017

The Leisure Seeker was screened at the Venice Film festival and Helen was there to support it with her co-star Donald Sutherland and the Italian director Paolo Virzi. The applause at the end of the screening was tremendous, so it obviously went down well with the film festival audience. The Leisure Seeker will be released…

Women for Women International

As patron of the Women For Women International charity, Helen has been part of a film for their recent campaign “What is Sisterhood?” she has also written a piece on The Pool website why don’t you take a look.

BBC marked the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele

Helen performed at the centenary commemorations in Belgium. This was a deeply moving event in the Market Square of Ypres, where the imposing façade of the historic Cloth Hall was illuminated with projections and lights as the backdrop to special live performances and Helen as the lead narrator.  It was broadcast on Sunday 30 July, 7-11pm,…

Robert Hardy 1925-2017

A wonderful actor died today. He was in the classic mould, utterly committed to his art, he filled any room he inhabited with wit and character.  He was also kind, considerate and generous. We will miss Robert Hardy

National Theatre Fundraiser

Lucian Msamati and Helen at a fundraising reception for the National Theatre hosted by the Wall Street Journal in Cannes. Helen was guest of honour and gave a brief speech and then watched a short performance by Lucian Msamati from the NT production of Amadeus.