May 1, 2012 |
JAIPUR, India - It was a hot, dusty morning here in the capital of Rajasthan as the cast of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" slowly emerged from several battered "vanity" buses lined up in front of the iconic City Palace. Despite the all-star team of British actors and actresses, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, the big attraction for hundreds of gawking passersby was young Dev Patel, of"Slumdog Millionaire" fame. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters Friday, is about seven middle-class Britons whose savings have melted down with the global economy.
March 22, 2011
And Furthermore Judi Dench as told to John Miller. St. Martin's Press: 268 pp., $26.99.
December 18, 2005
SUSAN KING'S "encounter" with Judi Dench was delightful reading ["Haughty, Yet Bawdy," Dec. 11]. Unfortunately, she failed to mention Judi's wonderfully sensitive role in "Ladies in Lavender," which is well worth seeing and out on DVD. I hope this gem will not be overlooked by those seeking beautifully crafted entertainment. LYNNE WELCH Los Angeles
March 26, 2006
IT was mostly memory that put me into a seat for "Mrs. Henderson Presents," and memory was well served ["The Actors in Their Own Words: Judi Dench," by John Horn, March 5]. This film is terrific, and Judi Dench in the title role gives a performance equal to or better than I've seen in my 80 years of film viewing. In wartime years, every soldier and sailor stationed in or visiting London felt it a duty to check out Mrs. Henderson's Windmill Theatre. I did my duty. Nostalgia? Of course, there's some nostalgia for youth and pleasure, but it isn't nostalgia that makes me think of damnation and faint praise.
July 15, 2008 |
Kate Hudson is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of "Nine," an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical. She joins Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz. The film, about an Italian film director, will be directed by Rob Marshall for producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Production is scheduled to begin Oct. 10. "Nine," which originally opened on Broadway in 1982 and was revived in 2003, is based on Fellini's autobiographical film "8 1/2 ."
October 1, 2003 |
Judi Dench returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company in December as part of the troupe's ambitious new season under artistic director Michael Boyd. Dench, the classical theater actress who in recent years has become a film star, will start performances Dec. 3 in Stratford, England, in "All's Well That Ends Well," one of the less frequently seen Shakespeare plays.
February 13, 2007 |
Dame Judi Dench advised bettors Monday not to wager on her winning an Oscar this year, joking that not even the superstitious theatrical saying "Break a leg!" could bring her good luck as her leg really will be in a cast. "Don't put any money on me because you'll lose," Dench said at a good-humored news conference at the Berlin Film Festival when asked about the chances of winning best actress for her role in "Notes on a Scandal."