Eddie Redmayne on Helen Mirren in ‘Hitchcock’

SAG Preview: Actors on Actors - Redmayne on Mirren

There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor.

It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar with Sir Anthony Hopkins, a unique clash of the titans, but perhaps most compelling is the fierce poise that Helen retains amidst the commotion. Her eyes, often obscured by an array of eccentric eyewear, seem to invoke emotions of compassion, strength, shame and barbed humor, virtually simultaneously. And without an ounce of judgment on the character.

Dame Helen’s meticulous control, as Alma’s frustrations build in the pressure cooker, render the eventual eruption ever the more astonishing. It is both an emotional and technical masterclass.

Return to the SAG Preview

More Film

  • Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea

    Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea GM

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

  • DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER

    Dubai: Festival President Abdulhamid Juma on Growing The Market and Opening to TV

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

  • Kevin Hart Great Outdoors

    Film News Roundup: Kevin Hart Boards Action-Comedy 'On the Run' at Universal

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    AMC Adding Late-Night Screenings for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

  • Donald Trump 'Mentally Unfit' to Be

    Donald Trump Is 'Mentally Unfit' to Be U.S. President, Rob Reiner Says

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Girls Trip

    Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz in Satirical Thriller 'The Oath'

    There is something so astoundingly earthy and true about Dame Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville in “Hitchcock” that while your senses are seduced and bedazzled by the trappings of 1960 Hollywood, your eyes and heart return again and again to the film’s anchor. It is, of course, a downright treat to watch her spar […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content