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Judi Dench Joins Tulip Fever

6th June 2014

Dame Judi Dench has been cast in 'Tulip Fever'.The veteran actress, 79, will be joined by 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison in the 17th century historical drama set in Amsterdam and this marks the tenth movie...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Offers Judi Dench Shakespeare Role During Festival Slot

2nd June 2014

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch secured Dame Judi Dench for his Bbc adaptation of Richard Iii by inviting her to join the cast during a question-and-answer session at a U.K. literary festival.The Bond actress took to...

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Judi Dench Agrees To Cumberbatch Casting Plea

2nd June 2014

Dame Judi Dench agreed to star in an adaptation of 'Richard III' after a public plea from Benedict Cumberbatch at the weekend.The veteran actress was taking part in a question and answer session at the...

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Judi Dench Bet Big On Lesley Manville Trumping Her At Olivier Awards

20th April 2014

Dame Judi Dench was left ecstatic after losing out on an Olivier Award to Lesley Manville, because she had placed a bet on her rival picking up a prize.Manville was named Best Actress for her...

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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

By Lauren James | 15th April 2014

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will...

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Fascinating Fact: 4146876

9th April 2014

Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis have attended a state dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth Ii at Windsor Castle in England. The banquet on Tuesday (08Apr14) was to mark the first ever state visit to...

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Dame Judi Dench And Chiwetel Ejiofor Dominate Irish Film & Television Awards

6th April 2014

Dame Judi Dench and Chiwetel Ejiofor won major acting prizes at the Irish Film & Television Awards on Saturday (05Apr14).Dench picked up the International Actress trophy for her turn in Philomena, in which she played...

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'The Good Life' & 'As Time Goes By' Writer, Bob Larbey, Dies Aged 79

By Elinor Cosgrave | 6th April 2014

Bob Larbey, the co- writer of the classic British sitcom The Good Life, has died. Larbey's agent confirmed his death to the BBC on Saturday (5th April). Larbey died in London on 31st March at...

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Judi Dench And Jude Law Land Olivier Nominations

10th March 2014

Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the 2014 Olivier Award nominees.The British stars have earned Best Actress and Best Actor nominations, respectively, at the annual awards ceremony which recognises outstanding theatre productions and...

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Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress Oscar

3rd March 2014

Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress at the Oscars tonight (02.03.14).The Australian star picked up the trophy for her role in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and paid tribute to all the other nominees as she...

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Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress Oscar

3rd March 2014

Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress at the Oscars tonight (02.03.14).The Australian star picked up the trophy for her role in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and paid tribute to all the other nominees as she...

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Dame Judi Dench Won't Attend Oscars

2nd March 2014

Dame Judi Dench will not be attending the Oscar Awards.The 79-year-old star has been nominated for the Best Actress prize for her role in 'Philomena', but she won't be present at the ceremony, held in...

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Judi Dench To Miss Oscars - Report

2nd March 2014

Dame Judi Dench is set to skip the Oscars due to her filming schedule, according to reports.The British veteran is nominated for the Best Actress award alongside Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Meryl...

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Dame Judi Dench's Failing Eyesight Leaves Her Unable To Read Scripts

By Michael West | 24th February 2014

Dame Judi Dench says her failing eyesight had left her unable to read scripts or watch movies. The actress, 79, has age-related macular degeneration, which affects more than 600,000in the UK and is the cause...

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The Things They Say: 4082868

24th February 2014

"I never want to make much of it, but it is difficult. I can't read anymore. I can't paint like I used to. I try to watch movies, but it's quite difficult. But these are...

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Judi Dench Cannot Read Scripts Due To Failing Eyesight

By Nick Hill | 24th February 2014

Dame Judi Dench recently revealed she is suffering from a health issue that has to be very concerning for someone in the movie industry.The 79 year-old's eye sight is failing as she has a condition...

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The Things They Say: 4082281

23rd February 2014

"He owns the British Wildlife Centre, and he asked me in 2003 to open a new kind of den for the badgers, but I couldn't do it then. Then he asked me in 2010 to...

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Forget Who Will Win, Who Should Win At The Oscars?

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th February 2014

On March 2nd 2014, the 86th Annual Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. As we all well know, for the few months leading up to the Oscars, the awards...

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Judi Dench Flashes Her Butt At The Baftas

17th February 2014

Dame Judi Dench left movie mogul Harvey Weinstein cringing at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) film awards when she flashed her butt to Oprah Winfrey in front of him.The veteran British...

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Judi Dench Gets Harvey Weinstein's Name Tattooed On Her Butt

17th February 2014

Harvey Weinstein has revealed Dame Judi Dench has had his name tattooed on her butt.The 61-year-old film producer worked with Dench on 'Philomena' and as the pair caught up at the BAFTAs on Sunday night...

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Harvey Weinstein Fears Judi Dench's Illness Could Cost Her Awards

15th February 2014

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein fears Dame Judi Dench may miss out on top awards this season because she has not be able to campaign due to ill health.Dench is up for the Best Actress Award...

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Oscar 'Losers' Win Gift $50,000 Goodie Bag

13th February 2014

Oscar nominees who don't win the coveted prize will be given gift bags worth more than $55,000.Hollywood stars will be attending the Academy Awards on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and...

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Sandra Bullock Worried About Bum On Show

12th February 2014

Sandra Bullock was worried about her bum being on show too much when filming 'Gravity'.The 49-year-old actress, who has been nominated for an Oscar Award for female lead Dr. Ryan Stone in the hit sci-fi...

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Gary Oldman Would Be A Real Coup For Star Wars: Episode Vii

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th February 2014

Is Gary Oldman about to add to his ridiculously impressive list of franchises by appearing in Star Wars: Episode VII? That’s what the rumors are suggesting, and Oldman did little to quell them when he...

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Prince William To Honour Dame Helen Mirren At Baftas

6th February 2014

Prince William will present Dame Helen Mirren with the Fellowship award at the BAFTA Awards 2014.The Duke of Cambridge - who is President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - will honour...

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Poll: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?

By Jack de Aguilar | 3rd February 2014

With the sheer size of the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII was always going to be a big deal. J.J Abrams took on a daunting task when he agreed to helm the reboot following Disney’s...

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12 Years A Slave Leads Wins At London Critics' Circle Film Awards

3rd February 2014

'12 Years a Slave' won three awards at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards on Sunday night (02.02.14).The historical drama was named film of the year, while Chiwetel Ejiofor won actor of the year for...

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A Week In Movies: Stiller And Williams Film In Rainy London, While Trailers Debut For Brosnan, Owen, Rio And Maleficent

By Rich Cline | 31st January 2014

In the lull between big awards shows, media attention turns to Super Bowl halftime performances and adverts, while award-nominated actors and filmmakers travel around the world to squeeze in their next projects before Bafta and...

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Helen Mirren Stunned By Bafta Fellowship

31st January 2014

Dame Helen Mirren thought her work was too ''raunchy'' to receive a BAFTA Fellowship.The 68-year-old actress will be presented with the prestigious honour next month and admits she is ''stunned'' to be following in the...

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Dame Judi Dench Struggles With Her Sight

27th January 2014

Dame Judi Dench's sight is deteriorating.The 79-year-old actress - who was diagnosed with the condition two years ago - reportedly can't read her own scripts or recognise faces but is determined to continue to take...

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