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.

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…