Saturday September 26, 2020

Arts Interview: Dame's treat

Judi Dench may be the Grand Dame of the silver screen, but it's a title that the fun-loving veteran actress wears reluctantly, writes Paul Byrne.

19th February, 2012
Judi Dench: 'The one comfort of this nomadic profession is hooking up with old friends'.

She may be one of the most acclaimed actors living today, a grand old Dame of British theatre and an Oscar favourite to boot, but there's no denying that a Judi Dench performance comes with a little baggage these days.

Whether she's playing J Edgar Hoover's domineering mother, James Bond's stern boss or - as is the case in her upcoming release, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - a recently-widowed OAP, you can't help but...

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