J is for Judi

It's all about Judi Dench

judi in a still from a psa video about parkinson’s disease
judi and david at forbidden broadway (not sure when)
judi dench and john neville (1959)
“Shakespearean sex worker Mistress Quickly (Judi Dench) in Merry Wives The Musical at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, 2006.” Photograph: Tristram Kenton

there’s a story that goes with this but the caption does it for me

Shakespearean sex worker Mistress Quickly (Judi Dench) in Merry Wives The Musical at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, 2006.” Photograph: Tristram Kenton

there’s a story that goes with this but the caption does it for me

(Source: theguardian.com)

2nd from the bottom is so perfectly lovely!

(Source: mrsconneryisunfaithful)

the last one is 100% pure flirty judi

(Source: mrsconneryisunfaithful)

"Judi Dench wins best British actress at #londoncritics awards and sends acceptance from Best Exotic Marigold set”
not sure if i’ve ever seen this one before but isn’t she beautiful?

"Judi Dench wins best British actress at awards and sends acceptance from Best Exotic Marigold set”

not sure if i’ve ever seen this one before but isn’t she beautiful?

From the Evening Standard’s column “Londoners Diary”
As I reported yesterday, Nicole Farhi’s exhibition From the Neck  Up — featuring sculptures of the heads of Helena Bonham Carter, David Hare and Dame Judi Dench — opened at  the Bowman Sculpture gallery last night. Afterwards there was a supper and I’m told a tiggerish young man bounced up to Dame Judi to tell her how  much he liked  her bust. Dame Judi, clutching her chest, said:  “I say … you’re far too young  for MY bust.”

i bet he was talking about judi’s bust and not the sculpted one

From the Evening Standard’s column “Londoners Diary”

As I reported yesterday, Nicole Farhi’s exhibition From the Neck  Up — featuring sculptures of the heads of Helena Bonham Carter, David Hare and Dame Judi Dench — opened at  the Bowman Sculpture gallery last night. Afterwards there was a supper and I’m told a tiggerish young man bounced up to Dame Judi to tell her how  much he liked  her bust. Dame Judi, clutching her chest, said:  “I say … you’re far too young  for MY bust.”

i bet he was talking about judi’s bust and not the sculpted one

(Source: standard.co.uk)

The worst and best of Charles Spencer’s Judi Dench Reviews

The one that made Judi Dench call him an ‘absolute s—-’

Madame de Sade, March 20 2009 

“There is no such thing as a dead cert in my line of work. The director Michael Grandage has been in blazing form in recent months and… this latest production looked like being another feather in his cap. It stars Judi Dench, a magnificent and once discriminating actress whose reputation alone can turn a show into a guaranteed hit. But if you have bought tickets in advance I’d try to offload them now before the price starts to fall. Yukio Mishima’s deeply dodgy play about the Marquis de Sade [is] pure theatrical torture…

Judi Dench comes on in… formidable old-boot mode and spends the whole evening looking grand, sour and cross. Frankly, this imperious turn is becoming a bit of a bore… The poor woman is also landed with a series of ridiculously elaborate frocks and wigs that make her look like one of those crinoline dolls Blackpool landladies use to cover up the spare lavatory roll.”

And the one she could frame

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Feb 17 2010 

“To be frank, I thought it must be a joke when I first heard that Dame Judi Dench was to star as Titania in Peter Hall’s new staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Fairy Queen is usually played by a voluptuous actress in her 30s, not a grand theatrical dame in her mid-70s. Wouldn’t the effect of watching a woman so advanced in years falling passionately in love with an ass be more grotesque than amusing? But I underestimated Dame Judi’s greatness as an actress and Hall’s formidable skill as a director. This is one of the most lucid and beautifully spoken productions of the Dream I have seen, with a lovely autumnal glow about it as the great director and the great actress reunite in a play they first worked on together in 1962…

The whole production is a joy… But it is Dench, effortlessly defying the years with such tenderness and panache, that makes this Dream so special and so moving.” 

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

nicole farhi’s sculpture of judi.  i don’t think it looks very much like her at all, do you?  the cheeks are a little bit right but the top lip is too full and judi has a definite overbite.  it’s as if farhi got little bits right - cheeks, slanted lines above her eyes - but it doesn’t coalesce into judi.  just my opinion
even if i lived in london, i doubt i’d ever be lucky enough to just bump into judi.  yes, leon, what a babe!

judi as sally bowles in cabaret (1968)

these are nice big pictures

(Source: flashbak.com)

judi dench as sculpted by nicole far hi
Judi Dench to Visit Trinity
Steve McQueen, Judi Dench, Amy Poehler and Game of Thrones Showrunners to Visit TrinitySeveral societies announced their guest lists for the coming year, including several big names.

Olly Donnelly | Contributing Writer
The Oscar-winning film director Steve McQueen, Dame Judi Dench and Astronaut Chris Hadfield are amongst the guests visiting the Phil this year, it was announced today.
They join a Phil line-up that includes Amy Poehler, several famous authors, and comedians Steve Coogan and Catherine Tate.
Game of Thrones show runners, DB Weiss and David Benioff, will visit Law Soc this year, as part of a line-up that includes Game of Thrones actors Aidan Gillen and Gwendoline Christie. Acclaimed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will also visit the society. The Law Soc guest list also includes Senator David Norris, LGBTQ* activist Panti Bliss, UK Supreme Court Chief Justice Lord Neuberger, and Gwendolen Morgan, lawyer to Edward Snowden.
The Society for International Affairs (SoFIA) will be welcoming the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland to an event during Fresher’s week, while the Sociology Society will welcome Gerry Gregg and Tomi Reichental, the director and subject respectively of holocaust drama “Close to Evil”.
Other guests for the coming year include Jon Snow, the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, Simon Amstell, and Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), who will all be visiting the Phil.
Last year, several unexpected announcements of guests were made during the course of the year, with Derren Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Sinéad O’Connor adding further star power to the guest books of The Phil, Hist, and Law Soc.

Judi Dench to Visit Trinity

Steve McQueen, Judi Dench, Amy Poehler and Game of Thrones Showrunners to Visit TrinitySeveral societies announced their guest lists for the coming year, including several big names.

Olly Donnelly | Contributing Writer

The Oscar-winning film director Steve McQueen, Dame Judi Dench and Astronaut Chris Hadfield are amongst the guests visiting the Phil this year, it was announced today.

They join a Phil line-up that includes Amy Poehler, several famous authors, and comedians Steve Coogan and Catherine Tate.

Game of Thrones show runners, DB Weiss and David Benioff, will visit Law Soc this year, as part of a line-up that includes Game of Thrones actors Aidan Gillen and Gwendoline Christie. Acclaimed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will also visit the society. The Law Soc guest list also includes Senator David Norris, LGBTQ* activist Panti Bliss, UK Supreme Court Chief Justice Lord Neuberger, and Gwendolen Morgan, lawyer to Edward Snowden.

The Society for International Affairs (SoFIA) will be welcoming the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland to an event during Fresher’s week, while the Sociology Society will welcome Gerry Gregg and Tomi Reichental, the director and subject respectively of holocaust drama “Close to Evil”.

Other guests for the coming year include Jon Snow, the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, Simon Amstell, and Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), who will all be visiting the Phil.

Last year, several unexpected announcements of guests were made during the course of the year, with Derren Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Sinéad O’Connor adding further star power to the guest books of The Phil, Hist, and Law Soc.

(Source: universitytimes.ie)