Peter Basil Mirren: Where Is Helen Mirren’s Brother Now?

Peter Basil Mirren

Peter Basil Mirren is the brother of British actress Helen Lydia Mironoff also known as Helen Mirren. Peter’s sister Helen has received several accolades and she is the only performer to have achieved both the American and the British Triple Crowns of Acting. She was appointed a Dame (DBE) for services to drama.

Peter Basil Mirren: Bio Summary

NamePeter Basil Mirren
Born 1947
Place of birth Hammersmith, London, England
Famous as brother of Helen Mirren
Nationality British
Died 2002 (aged 55)
Spouse Estela M. Abion
Siblings Helen Mirren and Katherine Mirren
Parents Basil Mirren and Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers

Who Is Helen Mirren’s Brother, Peter Basil Mirren?

Peter Basil Mirren was born in 1947, in Hammersmith, London, England. He is the only son of his parents, Vasily Petrovich Mironoff (1913–1980), and Kathleen “Kitty” Alexandrina Eva Matilda (née Rogers; 1908–1996). His mother was a working-class woman from West Ham, the thirteenth of fourteen children born to a butcher.

Peter Basil’s father was a member of an exiled family of the Russian nobility. His father was Russian while his mother was English. His parents were married in Hammersmith in the year 1938. His father, Vasily Petrovich Mironoff anglicized his first name to Basil and also changed the family’s last name to Mirren by deed poll.

Peter’s father did several jobs. He played the viola with the London Philharmonic Orchestra before World War II, was an ambulance driver during the war, and served in the East End of London during the Blitz. He also worked as a cab driver, a driving test examiner, and a civil servant with the Ministry of Transport.

Peter is his parent’s only son but not their only child. He has two elder sisters. His sisters are Katherine “Kate” Mirren, born in 1942, and Helen Lydia Mironoff, born on 26 July 1945. His paternal grandparents were Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov and Maria Sinchugova. Pyotr owned a family estate near Gzhatsk (now Gagarin) and was part of the Russian aristocracy.

Peter’s great-grandmother, Countess Lydia Andreevna Kamenskaya, was an aristocrat and a descendant of Count Mikhail Fedotovich Kamensky, a prominent Russian general in the Napoleonic Wars. His paternal grandfather Pyotr was a colonel in the Imperial Russian Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War.

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Pyotr became a diplomat and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain when he and his family were stranded by the Russian Revolution in 1917. He was a cab driver when he settled in England. It is assumed that Peter Basil Mirren and his siblings were raised in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Peter’s childhood experiences are unavailable.

Peter Basil Mirren’s educational details are not known. He was a musician and jazz bassist, sources say. Much information about his career as an entertainer is unknown. He was a married man. He met and fell in love with a woman identified as Estela M. Abion. There isn’t much information about Estela available. She is a very private person.

Peter Basil Mirren and Estela got married in April 1985, in Greenwich, London, England, according to Geneanet. Their marriage was not in the spotlight which is why much is unavailable. Whether they had any children together or not is not known. It is also unknown if they got divorced or not.

Taylor Hackford & Helen Mirren

Peter’s sister Helen Mirren has been married to American film director Taylor Hackford who is the former president of the Directors Guild of America. Helen and Taylor have been husband and wife since 31 December 1997. They do not have any children together but Taylor is the father of two children from his previous marriages. Helen has stated that she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever”.

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Where Is Helen Mirren’s Brother Now?

Actress Helen Mirren’s brother Peter Basil Mirren who lived a very private life away from publicity, is no longer alive. He passed away in the year 2002 when he was at the age of 55 years. There aren’t many details regarding his death. The cause of his death is unknown at the moment.

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