Julie Walters has joined such legends as Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren as a grande dame of the British acting community. But if it wasn't for her boyfriend's suggestion, Walters could have ended up with an entirely difficult career.
(YouTube link) What you don’t know about Broadway (and off-Broadway) musicals can be fascinating. Dame Judi Dench was in Cats? Well, sort of. And there were a lot of non-actors who’ve had parts in stage productions, like Walter Cronkite and Joe Namath. Show More Summary
The problem with real people is that they’re just a bit boring, a bit like…well you and me. At least that’s the theory anyway, that’s why marketers insist that celebrities need to be the key endorsers of brands. If you want real power, sprinkle some stardust. However, two enormously important stories [...]
[caption id="attachment_35638" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright DNA 2015[/caption] Lillete Dubey stars with Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Richard Gere in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, available now on DVD, Blu-Ray, and streaming video. Show More Summary
A host of big names have lent their voices to an open letter to the government calling for it to protect the integrity and independence of the BBC. Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Richard Curtis are justShow More Summary
"A diminished BBC would simply mean a diminished Britain," says an open letter to prime minister David Cameron signed by them and other celebrities. read more
Bill Nighy, Judi Dench and Richard Gere's characters review their stay at the 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' in our exclusive images.
“I have a fear of everything – of not fitting into that slot, of not fulfilling that piece you are asked to do. I get more frightened [the more I do]. The more you do, the more frightening it is anyway as you are much more aware.’
Judi Dench called upon British stars to join her in raising awareness for clean waters and marine life. She asked her fellow actresses and entertainers to pose naked, using only various marine wild life to cover themselves and maintain their modesty. Among those who contributed to the project were Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), Fiona Shaw...read more!
Sir Kenneth Branagh, who just directed the hit live-action film version of Cinderella, is launching an eponymous theater company in London with some of his film’s stars and others, his publicist confirmed. The Kenneth Branagh Theater Company will put on a season of shows at the Garrick Theater in London’s West End beginning this fall. Show More Summary
The troupe will include Judi Dench and put on a season of plays.
Also, the guy who plays Robb Stark on Game of Thrones. “The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company will take up residency at London’s Garrick Theatre for a year in October. The Cinderella director said he wanted ‘to have a creative home where you could do a programme of work, rather than just one-offs'”
Judi Dench joins the cast of "The Vote," which will be broadcast live during the final hours of the British election on May 7.
From the Observer 13 September 2014 Decades back, when the young Judi Dench starred as Juliet, her mother and father joined the cast. In Act 3 Juliet learns that Romeo has killed her cousin, and cries: “Where is my father, and my mother?” “Here we are, darling,” shouted her parents from the stalls, […]
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to do a Richard Curtis film so soon for this column, especially seeing that, for “One Anglophile’s Take On…” I prefer to highlight either new releases or underrated gems of British cinema thatShow More Summary
There really is nothing like a dame.
There is nothing remotely second best about the highly anticipated sequel to the charming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was released in 2011. The cast of that movie included Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith. Show More Summary
Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the songs of Empire, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Miss Coco Peru, gay legend Lance Loud, and more. read more
Nice things are nice.
They say wisdom comes with age, but some subjects, such as romance, remain baffling even for those with decades of life experience. Such is the case for two British retirees played by Judi Dench and Bill Nighy in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."