Dench Leads Bafta Tv Awards
DAME JUDI DENCH has picked up her 26th BAFTA nomination after landing a nod for her latest role in BBC drama series CRANFORD. The James Bond star is nominated for the Best Actress gong at this year's BAFTA TV awards, bringing her total up to 26 for all of her film and television work. Dench has taken gold in the prestigious category three times during her career - in 1968, 1982 and in 2001 - and has claimed 11 BAFTA gongs overall including the coveted Fellowship award for her contribution to the film and TV industry. Cranford, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskill's novels about a small English town in the 1840s, swept the nominations at this year's (08) awards, picking up three nods. The ceremony will take place at the London Palladium on 20 April (08).