If you loved the PBS Prime Suspect series with Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, you must watch the series finale. Be sure to mark your calendars for Prime Suspect 7 The Final Act. It will be shown on Sundays, November 12 and 19, 2006 Check your local PBS stations for information.
This is what PBS says about Prime Suspect 7, Drink, loneliness, and the grueling life of a crime fighter are finally catching up with Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, now clinging to her career so that she can solve one last heartbreaking homicide...."
Prime Suspect lead Mirren has won countless awards. At least five of them have been for her portrayal of DCI Jane Tennison. You can listen to the January 2004 Woman's Hour BBC Radio interview with Jackie Malton (see Related Links), the former Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector who inspired Lynda La Plante to create the Tennison character. (see Related Link for online interview with La Plante).
Don't forget to look for Helen Mirren in the film The Queen (2006), the reviews have been thumbs-up for this fine actress. In June of 2003, Mirren was made a Dame of the British Empire during the Queen's Birthday Honours.
A Listing of Mirren Awards
BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award
Best Actress, Prime Suspect, 1992, 1993 and 1994
Broadcasting Press Guild Award
Best Actress in 1992 - Prime Suspect, 1991.
Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Actress in 1995 - The Madness of King George, 1994.
Best Actress in 1984 - Cal, 1984.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Elizabeth I (TV) 2006
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie in 1999 - The Passion of Ayn Rand, 1999.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special in 1996 - Prime Suspect 4: Scent of Darkness, 1995.
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actress in 1985 -Cal, 1984.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV in 1997 - Losing Chase, 1996.
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television in 1997 - Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment, 1996 (mini-series)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television in 2003 - Door to Door, 2002 (Television)
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Best Supporting Actress in 2001 - Gosford Park, 2001
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
Best Supporting Actress in 2002 - Gosford Park, 2001
Royal Television Society (RTS), UK
Best Actor: Female in 1992 - Prime Suspect, 1991 Television
National Board of Review Award, USA
Best Ensemble Performance (shared award) in 2002 - Last Orders, 2001.
London Critics Circle Film Awards
Won ALFS Award British Supporting Actress of the Year in 2002 - Last Orders (2001) AND Gosford Park (2001).
Screen Actors Guild
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in 2002 - Gosford Park (2001)
Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture in 2002(shared award) - Gosford Park (2001)
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