|Helen Mirren (1945 - )
Mrs. Taylor Hackford
|The Changeling (1974) [Beatrice-Joanna]: Presumably stabbed by Stanley Baker, then dies shortly after confessing her part in his crimes. (I haven't seen this version, but I have read the play.)
Caesar and Claretta (1975) [Claretta Petacci]: Presumably executed, along with Robert Hardy, by a firing squad of partisans. (I haven't seen this, so I don't know whether or not it actually depicts the execution.)
Hamlet (1976) [Ophelia/Gertrude]: Playing a dual role, as "Ophelia," she drowns in a river (depicted in a surreal, symbolic montage). ("Gertrude's" death is not depicted in this version of the play.)
Caligula (1979) [Caesonia]: Stabbed in the stomach with a sword by Paolo Bonacelli on the steps of the Senate, after she attempts to rush to Malcolm McDowell's aid.
Oresteia (1979) [Cassandra]: Killed (presumably stabbed to death) by Diana Rigg and Diana's lover. (I haven't seen this mini-series, but I'm familiar with the history/ myth.)
Excalibur (1981) [Morgana]: See Kay McLaren.
Pascali's Island (1988) [Lydia Neuman]: Shot in the stomach as she reaches for her lover, after first being wounded in the shoulder. (Thanks to Bill)
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991) [Lilia Herriton]: Dies in childbirth. (Thanks to Marc)
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) [Karen Stone]: Presumably killed (off-screen) by Rodrigo Santoro after she lets him into her apartment; the movie fades out as he approaches her, but the tone of the story implies that he will kill her. (The nameless character has sometimes been interpreted as a symbolic personification of death.) (See also Vivien Leigh in the 1961 version.)
Elizabeth I (2005) [Queen Elizabeth I]: Dies of old age/natural causes. (Thanks to Aymeric)
Shadowboxer (2005) [Rose]: Shot in the head (as a mercy killing) by Cuba Gooding Jr. while they're making love in the woods. (Thanks to Jeff)
The Last Station (2009) [Sofya Tolstaya]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes, several years after the final scene; her death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie. (Thanks to Tommy)
Arthur (2011) [Lillian Hobson]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; we learn of her death afterwards when Russell Brand is informed. (See also John Gielgud in the original 1981 version.) (Thanks to Tommy)