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…

L’Oréal and The Prince’s Trust – All Worth It

The Princes Trust and L’Oréal Paris announce new three year collaboration and ‘All Worth It’ programme to help 10,000 young people across the UK turn their self-doubt into self-worth. Helen said: “Overcoming self-doubt is a journey and I am truly happy to see L’Oréal Paris partnering with The Prince’s Trust to help many young people…

John Hurt, 1940-2017

Kind, non judgmental, fragile, like an alpine flower that trembles in the freezing wind, but tenaciously holds on and survives.  He wore his humanity on his sleeve, and this was one of the qualities that made him into the great actor he was. He also had a core of great strength and humour that made…

Variety ‘Power of Women’ Lunch

At the Variety ‘Power of Women’ lunch Helen was honoured and celebrated for her work with the charity SAY (www.say.org) which helps children with stuttering.  Here she is with Reuben, one of the SAY children.

Guess which one is real…

Helen visited Madame Tussaud’s to view her 3 figures displayed together for the first time with Jane Tennison from Prime Suspect, Queen Elizabeth II and herself on the red carpet.