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.

Cannes Lions 2017

On Wednesday Helen joined the MD of L’Oreal Paris UK to talk about the initiative between The Princes Trust and L’Oreal to highlight diversity and inclusivity, to help young people with their confidence and self-worth. The session was moderated by Suzanne Powers of McCann worldwide to an audience of top advertising executives from around the…

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.

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, She recalled her early life living in England with her exiled Russian grandfather and her father who was born there…

Age UK’s Big Knit

Age UK’s ‘Big Knit’ for their winter campaign to knit hats to keep older people warm was given a boost by Helen’s figure at Madame Tussaud’s as they launch their 2017 campaign.