Mirren Finds Lost Family In Moscow

Subscribe To:

Oscar winner DAME HELEN MIRREN has traced her long-lost Russian family during a tearful visit to Moscow. The Queen star and her sister Kate feared their family had all been killed off after World War One - when their grandfather Pyotr Mironov fled to Britain, leaving his relatives behind. Mirren and her sister were both born in England, but they always felt they had ties to Russia - and these were realised recently when the siblings came face to face with the family then never knew. The Mirren sisters were helped in their quest by a Russian journalist, who acted as their guide throughout the visit. There, they met great aunts Lydia, Olga and Valentina in a city cafe. Architect Olga Mikhailova says, "We knew we had English relatives, but we thought they were lost. The minute I saw Helen and Kate, I realised they were my family. "I can see in Helen's face and nose the similarity to my great grandma - her grandfather's sister." And there was another surprise in store for the Mirrens - their grandfather's remains were buried in the family vault in a Moscow cemetery. The actress reveals, "My father must have sent his remains back secretly. I had thought he was buried in England."


Tags: Helen Mirren

Subscribe To:

More Helen Mirren

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Review

A relentlessly smiley-glowy tone threatens to undo this film at every turn, but it's just about rescued by a spiky script and the adept cast....

"Guardians" May Have Saved The Galaxy, But They Can't Hold On To The Box Office

So here’s some news: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just breezed past Guardians of the Galaxy to the top of the box office. Yes, you can...

Helen Mirren Looks Picture Perfect In Blue Lace At 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' NY Premiere - Part 3

Helen Mirren wore a gorgeous blue lace dress at the New York premiere for her new movie 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' held at the Ziegfeld Theater....

Helen Mirren Will Play The Queen on Broadway, Daldry Directing

Helen Mirren will reprise her critically-acclaimed role as Queen Elizabeth II on New York City's Broadway, it has been announced. Mirren won an Oscar for...


Helen Mirren Set For Broadway Return To Play Queen Elizabeth II Again

Dame Helen Mirren has had many memorable performances in her illustrious acting career, but the most important one could arguably be the portrayal of Queen...

Helen Mirren Starrer "The Hundred-Foot Journey" Features Spicy Food And Cheesy Romance

Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg joined forces on the foodie comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey and celebrated the fruits of their labour Tuesday night at the...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But everyone knows the Oscars never stay silent for long and the...

Katie Holmes, Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren Filming 'Woman In Gold' [Pictures]

Katie Holmes, Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren have been hard at work filming The Woman in Gold - an upcoming American-British drama film directed by...



Helen Mirren Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Helen Mirren

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All