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Happy birthday, Dame Helen Mirren: See her star sign and read your horoscopes

26 JULY 2014
Happy birthday, Dame Helen Mirren! As the critically acclaimed actress turns 69, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Dame Helen and you...

We have all the time in the world. Our spirits are eternal. We come from, and will one day return to, the infinite. That's why we get ourselves into such a tizz. It is only here, during this brief visit to the mortal realm, that we can have a real experience of stress and deadline-related anxiety. That's what we queued up in Heaven for a chance to experience down here on Earth. Isn't it? Well, perhaps not. But if you are looking for some true peace now, you had best summon plenty of patience and forgiveness this week.

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Dame Helen Mirren accepts her Oscar


Dame Helen Mirren began her acting career in the 1960s on the stage. 

She made her debut as the titular character in Cleopatra for the National Youth Theatre and by the late 1960s had joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1970, Helen had made such an impression that she was the focus of a documentary, Doing Her Own Thing, but she soon decided on a complete change of direction and decided to tour America and Africa with renowned director Peter Brook’s theatre company Centre de Recherche Théâtral.

On her return to England, she moved to the West End where she starred in various productions with success, and then tried her luck in Hollywood.

Throughout the 1980s Dame Helen tried various big screen roles and her big break came in The Long Good Friday, but by the end of the decade she had returned to the stage - and in 1994 made her Broadway debut in A Month In The Country.

Helen Mirren entertains the Queen and Kate Middleton at star-studded RADA reception

This role won Dame Helen her first Tony nomination, and that same year she won her first Academy Award nomination for The Madness of King George.

The English actress finally won her Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the film, The Queen, one of her most celebrated roles.

In 2003, Dame Helen received her damehood for services to the performing arts.

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