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Dame Judi Dench Can No Longer Drive

Dame Judi Dench would ''kill somebody'' if she got behind the wheel of a car.The 84-year-old actress suffers from macular degeneration - which is a medical condition which can result in blurred or no vision...

Dame Judi Dench Defends Work By Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein

Dame Judi Dench says people ''cannot deny talent'', and slammed those who have boycotted work by Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual misconduct against them.The 84-year-old actress has previously condemned...

Dame Judi Dench Slams 'Cruel' Dog Meat Festival

Dame Judi Dench has backed a campaign to stop China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival.The 'Skyfall' actress has lent her support to a petition which is calling for an end to the event - which was...

Leslie Mann Joins Blithe Spirit

Leslie Mann is set to star in 'Blithe Spirit'. The 47-year-old actress has joined the re-imagining of Noel Coward's hit comedy stage play alongside Dame Judi Dench, 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens, 36, and 'Confessions...

Caroline Munro: Judi Dench Is The Most Iconic Bond Girl

Caroline Munro says ''the most iconic Bond girl'' is Dame Judi Dench.The 70-year-old actress portrayed Naomi in 1977's 'The Spy Who Loved Me' alongside the late Sir Roger Moore, and Munro believes that in the...

Taylor Swift Spent Four Months At 'Cat School'

Taylor Swift spent ''four months'' at cat school preparing for her role in the 'Cats' movie.The 29-year-old singer plays the flirty feline Bombalurina in the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, and...

Jo Whiley Caught Gardening In Her Underwear By Delivery Driver

Jo Whiley was caught gardening in her underwear by a delivery driver. The 53-year-old BBC radio DJ had a very ''embarrassing exchange'' when the lost driver wandered into her garden to find her wearing gloves...

Judi Dench To Star In Blithe Spirit

Dame Judi Dench is set to star in 'Blithe Spirit'. The 84-year-old actress has joined the re-imagining of Noel Coward's hit comedy stage play alongside 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens, 36, and 'Confessions of a...

Dame Judi Dench Glad She Was 'Naive' About Playing Bond's M

Dame Judi Dench is glad she was ''naive'' about playing M in the James Bond franchise.The 84-year-old actress - who played the MI6 chief in seven films before her character met her end in 2012's...

Taylor Swift Went To 'Cat School' For Film Role

Taylor Swift went to ''cat school'' for her role in the upcoming 'Cats' film.The 29-year-old singer will play the flirty feline Bombalurina in the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, which also...

Tom Hughes Praises Dame Judi Dench

Tom Hughes found it a ''real pleasure'' getting to spend time with Dame Judi Dench on 'Red Joan'.The legendary actress portrays Joan Stanley, who was arrested by the British Secret Service for being a traitor...

Dame Judi Dench Won't Watch Herself On Screen

Dame Judi Dench refuses to watch herself on screen.The legendary actress doesn't like to see her on-screen performances because she gets ''irritated'' by her acting and what she feels she could have done better.She said:...

Dame Judi Dench's Late Husband Convinced Her To Play M

Dame Judi Dench says her husband convinced her to play M in the James Bond franchise so he could ''live with a Bond woman''. The 84-year-old actress portrayed the MI6 chief in seven 007 films...

Samson Kayo Joins Idris Elba In Mouse Guard

Samson Kayo will join Idris Elba in 'Mouse Guard'.The 'Youngers' star will join the 'Luther' actor as well as Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox's adaptation of the popular Boom! Studios comic, which is...

Dame Judi Dench Wants Idris Elba To Play Bond

Dame Judi Dench thinks Idris Elba would be a ''brilliant'' James Bond. The 84-year-old actress - who played MI6 chief 'M' in seven Bond films before her character met her end in 2012's 'Skyfall' -...

Dame Judi Dench Fears Being Out Of Work

Dame Judi Dench never turns down a role as she fears she'll never be offered a job again. The Oscar-winning actress has admitted that, despite an illustrious career in film and theatre which spans over...

Olivia Colman Is The New Judi Dench

Olivia Colman has been praised as the ''Judi Dench of this generation'' by Charles Dance.The 45-year-old actress recently scooped the Best Actress Oscar for her role in 'The Favourite' and her co-star in 'The Crown'...

Idris Elba Admits It Was 'Amazing' On Working With Taylor Swift On Cats

Idris Elba says Taylor Swift was ''amazing'' to work with on the set of 'Cats'. The 46-year-old actor insists that Taylor, 29, was simply ''great'' whilst they were filming the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd...

Keira Knightley: I Hate Being Told To Relax

Keira Knightley hates being told to ''relax'' when she's acting.The 33-year-old actress says people often try to remind her that ''acting is relaxation'', but she finds it difficult to switch off when she's on set,...

Olivia Colman To Receive Bfi Fellowship

Olivia Colman is set to receive a BFI Fellowship. The 45-year-old actress will be handed the prestigious accolade at the BFI Chairman's dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger, on March 6 at The Rosewood...

James Corden Jokes He's Peeing Like A Pussy To Prepare For Cats

James Corden has joked that he's been peeing like a pussy to prepare for his role in 'Cats'.The 40-year-old comedian will play the wise moggy Bustopher Jones in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew...

Nicole Kidman Praises Older Actresses For 'Paving The Way'

Nicole Kidman has praised actresses including Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench for ''paving the way'' for older actresses.The 51-year-old actress has slammed Hollywood for placing a ''due date'' on women in the industry by...

Jason Derulo To Make Acting Debut In Cats

Jason Derulo has joined the cast of 'Cats'.The 29-year-old musician will make his feature film acting debut in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S. Eliot's...

Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie

Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of 'Cats'.The 'Bridesmaids' actress will portray the lazy old Gumbie feline Jennyanydots in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S....

Judi Dench Receiving Richard Harris Award

Dame Judi Dench will be honoured with the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film.The 83-year-old actress will be recognised for a career spanning six decades at the British International Film Awards next...

Cats Star Ian Mckellen Will Find 'Inner Pussy'

Sir Ian McKellen wants to find his ''inner pussy'' for his role in 'Cats'.The veteran actor will be taking on the part of Gus the Theatre Cat in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew...

Sir Kenneth Branagh: Dame Judi Dench Is My 'Favourite Actress'

Sir Kenneth Branagh says Dame Judi Dench is his ''favourite leading actress'', after scoring her for his new movie 'All Is True'.The 57-year-old actor is currently directing the historical drama movie which centres on the...

Judi Dench Set For Cats Movie

Dame Judi Dench is to star in the movie adaptation of 'Cats'. The 83-year-old actress - who was due play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, until she was forced to withdraw...

Dame Judi Dench Voices Support For A Female James Bond

Dame Judi Dench would welcome a female James Bond.The 83-year-old actress - who starred in eight Bond movies - has admitted she cannot see a reason why another female star could not assume the iconic...

Finty Williams: I Hate Being Compared To Dame Judi Dench

Finty Williams hates it when people compare her to her mother, Dame Judi Dench. The 46-year-old actress admits that it ''pi***s her off'' when people put her down as ''not as good as'' her Hollywood...

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