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Tag Archives: Judi Dench

As Diana Rigg’s understudy, I never tired of watching her | Margaret Drabble | Stage | The Guardian

Diana’s demeanour in real life was most unlike Cordelia’s, and her vocabulary was racy and rich. I once put one of her more colourful remarks about a fellow actress in … Continue reading

09/12/2020

The Stage – News – Coronavirus: ‘Theatre is to UK what Venice is to Italy’ – Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has become the latest high-profile figure to call for major investment to prevent the arts from collapsing.She follows the likes of Judi Dench, who appeared on Channel 4 … Continue reading

06/30/2020

Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre’s great dames | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. The wheeze of bringing together four of Britain’s distinguished theatrical dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith – and … Continue reading

04/28/2018 · 6 Comments

Irresistible: Cumberbatch, Essiedu, Tenant, Minchin, Walter, McKellen, Kinnear, Dench & Hamlet

Irresistible.

03/20/2018 · 3 Comments

Judi Dench | The Old Vic | Happy Birthday!

‘The girl with the week’s biggest break’ Dame Judi Dench returned to The Old Vic 60 years after she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia at 22. She discusses … Continue reading

12/09/2017 · 3 Comments

Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

As Dame Judi Dench has noted, many actors under the age of 30 haven’t even heard of the titans who preceded them. And as for their diction … Source: Maybe … Continue reading

05/05/2017 · 3 Comments

Archive Interview • MARK BABYCH • Blonde Bombshells of 1943 • 2007

Alan Plater’s drama about an all-women swing band in the Second World War began life as an award-winning TV film starring Judi Dench and Ian Holm. West Yorkshire Playhouse swiftly … Continue reading

04/30/2017 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • DAN STEVENS • Hay Fever • 2006

Dan Stevens is hot property at the moment. The dashing twenty-three-year-old Cambridge graduate has already notched up professional credits with Sam West and Peter Hall and is currently performing in … Continue reading

03/16/2017 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Memories of Guy Woolfenden | The Shakespeare blog

I’ve just heard the sad news that the great Guy Woolfenden died on 15 April. For anyone who attended the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions from the 1960s to the 1990s … Continue reading

04/17/2016 · 1 Comment

Olivier Awards: Record eighth win for Judi Dench – BBC News

Dame Judi Dench wins a record eighth Olivier Award, this time for best actress in a supporting role… Source: Olivier Awards: Record eighth win for Judi Dench – BBC News

04/04/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • IAN RICHARDSON • Part I • 2006

The Creeper and the Critics “As you’ve probably noticed, I just have to be given a little cube of sugar like a racehorse and I go,” says Ian Richardson twenty … Continue reading

10/14/2015 · 2 Comments

Joely Richardson interview: ‘Work saved me from my grief’

Joely Richardson sits in a café in south-east London, just around the corner from where she’s rehearsing for what she describes as ‘the biggest role of my life’. In the past, she’s … Continue reading

10/12/2015 · 2 Comments

Book Review: ‘Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes’ | Writing Suzanne

Originally posted on Writing Suzanne. Earlier in the year, I was very pleased to find out that I had won a copy of Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes. This is my … Continue reading

08/18/2015 · 4 Comments

Thought for the Day • Minnie versus Major • 2002

Minnie Driver has been criticising Judi Dench in an interview with a Los Angeles newspaper, reports the Daily Mail. ‘..with all due respect,’ she says, ‘we have some of the … Continue reading

05/23/2015 · 7 Comments

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start of our telephone … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 3 Comments