In the frame: my life in words and pictures
Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and a bohemian outlook, she has never ceased to be out of the public eye, with legions of admiring fans all over the world. This illustrated memoir is an account of an extraordinary talent, and a life well lived.
Helen's aristocratic Russian grandfather, Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, a military man, was sent to London by the Czar and found himself stranded and penniless by the Bolshevik revolution, cut off from the family estate near Smolensk. He brought with him a trunk of papers and photographs. This delightful memoir starts with the contents of the trunk, with evocative pictures of Helen's Russian antecedents. She has kept a rich seam of photo-graphs and memorabilia from her life, and her parents, family life, childhood, teenage and early years as an actress living in insalubrious flats are vividly documented.
Helen's many distinguished roles in theatre, cinema and television and the illustrious men and women she has encountered are commemorated, as well as her forays into Hollywood and her sub-sequent life in the United States with her husband, film director Taylor Hackford. Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies make their appearance, as do many stunning images of Helen by the world's leading photographers.
In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures is a book to savour, created and written by one of the great personalities of our age.
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|display_description||An illustrated account of the life and career of the esteemed actress traces her Russian ancestry and early life through her numerous achievements in a variety of performance venues.|
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|record_details||ils:.b12976994|Book|Books||English|Atria Books|2008.|272 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography, Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography, Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography|
|title_display||In the frame : my life in words and pictures|
|title_full||In the frame : my life in words and pictures / Helen Mirren|
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