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Hollywood star Dame Judi presents riding for disabled rosettes at display

By East Grinstead Courier  |  Posted: July 20, 2014

THE theme tune to Skyfall played out as Dame Judi Dench watched visually impaired children opening people’s eyes to the possibilities for disabled people during a horse riding display in Newchapel.

The highly respected Bond actress, who is a patron of East Park Riding for the Disabled Group, attended its Annual Fun Day at Little Brook Equestrian on Tuesday last week. Dame Judi presented rosettes and awards to the children.

The morning started with Simon Blight, one of the group’s disabled adult riders, giving an expert dressage display on his horse Don Rico.

Visually impaired children from St Stephen’s School in South Godstone, who ride weekly with East Park, displayed their skills by riding to music, including the theme from Skyfall.

A display of show jumping by Simon followed, but then the sky really did seem to fall as heavy rain interrupted and the prize giving took place under cover.

East Park provides opportunities for disabled children and adults to ride horses and prove that a disability doesn’t always equate to a limitation.

Dame Judi is a devoted supporter of the group and her own racehorse, Smokey Oakey, retired to Little Brook after she donated him.

Smokey gave a display himself and was rewarded with his favourite treat, a pack of Polo mints, from Dame Judi.


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edit:  look at the bottom picture; the kid in the front row is hamming it up for the camera and judi’s pointing at him, just charmed by him. 

Sally Potter discussing portraiture at the National Gallery and about the Alessandro Rajo painting of Judi.   Listen for why it’s called “the bust up” portrait.

Interview with Dame Judi Dench
Wanderlust Magazine (Issue 50 | 50 march 2002)
What do you think of Canada?I love it here; I feel younger than ever. It’s the salt air. Newfoundland awakens the spirit. It’s like England used to be decades ago. Everyone cared about each other. Everyone knows the name of everyone else’s child and dog. There’s little pollution and they’ve got their priorities in life right.Tell me about the film.The Shipping News tells the story of Quoyle (played by Kevin Spacey), an eminently passive man, as he’s abandoned by his wife, and adopted by his tough Aunt Agnis (my character). She hauls him off to a stark new life in their family’s ancestral Newfoundland home, a dilapidated green wooden house on a lonely point, anchored to the rocks by cables that sing in the wind. He finds work writing a shipping news column for The Gammy Bird, a demented, small-town newspaper. Where did most of the filming take place?Exteriors were found or built around Trinity Bay. In Trinity there are almost no amenities: no supermarkets, no cinemas. Finding a lettuce requires a one-hour trip. There are few roads – historically, people got around by ship, or they didn’t get around at all. There are no big hotels; the cast and crew bunked in various inns, B&Bs, and private homes. There is one bar, Rocky’s Place. People spent a lot of time at Rocky’s.What’s the best thing you liked about working there?The wildlife. In the middle of one of my scenes, someone cried, “Whale!” and everyone, myself included, ran like mad to scan the horizon for the spout. And there are moose. Any taxi driver can recite the facts: 150,000 moose on the island, 550 moose-vehicle accidents per year. During our six weeks in Newfoundland, the production had only one weekend off, over Memorial Day. Cinematographer Oliver Stapleton had planned to dash home to England. Unfortunately, his flight was cancelled, because a herd of moose blocked the runway. That’s not something that happens at Heathrow. Will you ever return?I’d love to come back. I know some of the film crew are hoping to buy second homes here. I can understand why; I will never forget this place.Where else have you enjoyed filming in the world?Some of the Bond locations are wonderful, but my character usually stays put in one place while Bond gets to go to all the exciting places. I enjoyed shooting Chocolat and Tea With Mussolini, not only because of the excellent cast and scripts, but because of the beautiful locations, in France and Italy respectively. Plus the food was glorious – it’s important to keep actors well fed. And yes, I do like chocolate, but no, I didn’t over indulge while making the film, and no, I don’t believe chocolate is a realistic consolation prize for sex.The Shipping News is based on E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It is directed by Academy Award-nominee Lasse Hallström and also stars Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Rhys Ifans.

Interview with Dame Judi Dench

Wanderlust Magazine (Issue 50 | 50 march 2002)

What do you think of Canada?
I love it here; I feel younger than ever. It’s the salt air. Newfoundland awakens the spirit. It’s like England used to be decades ago. Everyone cared about each other. Everyone knows the name of everyone else’s child and dog. There’s little pollution and they’ve got their priorities in life right.

Tell me about the film.
The Shipping News tells the story of Quoyle (played by Kevin Spacey), an eminently passive man, as he’s abandoned by his wife, and adopted by his tough Aunt Agnis (my character). She hauls him off to a stark new life in their family’s ancestral Newfoundland home, a dilapidated green wooden house on a lonely point, anchored to the rocks by cables that sing in the wind. He finds work writing a shipping news column for The Gammy Bird, a demented, small-town newspaper. 

Where did most of the filming take place?
Exteriors were found or built around Trinity Bay. In Trinity there are almost no amenities: no supermarkets, no cinemas. Finding a lettuce requires a one-hour trip. There are few roads – historically, people got around by ship, or they didn’t get around at all. There are no big hotels; the cast and crew bunked in various inns, B&Bs, and private homes. There is one bar, Rocky’s Place. People spent a lot of time at Rocky’s.

What’s the best thing you liked about working there?
The wildlife. In the middle of one of my scenes, someone cried, “Whale!” and everyone, myself included, ran like mad to scan the horizon for the spout. And there are moose. Any taxi driver can recite the facts: 150,000 moose on the island, 550 moose-vehicle accidents per year. During our six weeks in Newfoundland, the production had only one weekend off, over Memorial Day. Cinematographer Oliver Stapleton had planned to dash home to England. Unfortunately, his flight was cancelled, because a herd of moose blocked the runway. That’s not something that happens at Heathrow. 

Will you ever return?
I’d love to come back. I know some of the film crew are hoping to buy second homes here. I can understand why; I will never forget this place.

Where else have you enjoyed filming in the world?
Some of the Bond locations are wonderful, but my character usually stays put in one place while Bond gets to go to all the exciting places. I enjoyed shooting Chocolat and Tea With Mussolini, not only because of the excellent cast and scripts, but because of the beautiful locations, in France and Italy respectively. Plus the food was glorious – it’s important to keep actors well fed. And yes, I do like chocolate, but no, I didn’t over indulge while making the film, and no, I don’t believe chocolate is a realistic consolation prize for sex.

The Shipping News is based on E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It is directed by Academy Award-nominee Lasse Hallström and also stars Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Rhys Ifans.

JUDI DENCH; Born 9 December 1934; English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author; Brighton Beach, UK; Portrait; 1983

JUDI DENCH; Born 9 December 1934; English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author; Brighton Beach, UK; Portrait; 1983

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judi dench phone card

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“Please stay.” M to James Bond for agecannotwitherher.

He was so careless sometimes. With his life, with others. M had grown weary of it over the years and yet she knew this was how he worked. The young man fashioned into the service his country required him, had grown into a callous man, carefully shielded from life’s emotions. She could hardly blame him for that. She had encouraged it.

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Zamanı olmayan kadın: JUDİ DENCH

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59 ödül 96 adaylık! Kusursuz bir kariyer ve 79 yaşında hala dünyanın en güze kadınlarından birisi. Zamana içkin, zamanı içmiş, zamanı yenip öyle güzelleşmiş, ikon kelimesini tüm hatlarıyla dolduran bir diva! Judi Dench! 1957 yılında çokta büyük umutlarla atılmadığı sinema sektörünün…

i have no idea what’s written but this person has some of my favorite pictures in this post

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A ROGUES’ GALLERY by Peter Lewis (Quartet £25)
In a career spanning more than 30 years the Daily Mail’s Peter Lewis not only interviewed but  got to know many stars from the worlds of showbusiness, politics and literature. 
He recounts a telephone conversation with TS Eliot, who confided in him that he was thinking of taking dancing lessons; a tricky encounter with an outrageously predatory Frankie Howerd; a meeting at a health farm with Judi Dench, who told him she craved lobster more than sex; and an interview with John Gielgud, then 80, who told him: ‘I can’t drive a car, play cards, tennis or squash. I can’t swim or cook. There are very few people who are as unskilled as I am . . . I can act a bit,’ he added as an afterthought.
Well, Peter Lewis can write a bit. Forget the latest blockbuster. You won’t find a better crafted or more entertaining beach read than this.
i confess to feeling somewhat disappointed that she craved lobster more than sex

A ROGUES’ GALLERY by Peter Lewis (Quartet £25)

In a career spanning more than 30 years the Daily Mail’s Peter Lewis not only interviewed but  got to know many stars from the worlds of showbusiness, politics and literature. 

He recounts a telephone conversation with TS Eliot, who confided in him that he was thinking of taking dancing lessons; a tricky encounter with an outrageously predatory Frankie Howerd; a meeting at a health farm with Judi Dench, who told him she craved lobster more than sex; and an interview with John Gielgud, then 80, who told him: ‘I can’t drive a car, play cards, tennis or squash. I can’t swim or cook. There are very few people who are as unskilled as I am . . . I can act a bit,’ he added as an afterthought.

Well, Peter Lewis can write a bit. Forget the latest blockbuster. You won’t find a better crafted or more entertaining beach read than this.


i confess to feeling somewhat disappointed that she craved lobster more than sex

(Source: Daily Mail)

wouldn’t be surprised if they have to move it into the olivier :)  
plans to mark judi’s 80th birthday appears to be well under way