The first full biography of Britain's leading actress of her time. Whether it is her sunny temperament, her gift of laughter, her wide-ranging abilities, or all three, Judi Dench is without doubt a star. Shortlisted for a 1998 Oscar for her performance as Queen Victoria in MRS BROWN, she then won one for her role as Queen Elizabeth in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. Judi Dench is widely loved, and not only among the theatrical profession. Her long-running appearance opposite Geoffrey Palmer in the TV situation comedy AS TIME GOES BY has run to four series and gained her a TV TIMES readers' award as Aithe actress we most wish see more often on televisionAi. She juggles the National Theatre (a sell-out season in Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and David Hare's AMY'S VIEW) with TV and films (she is now established as 'M' in the latest James Bond series). Since the paperback edition was published, John Miller has written a new chapter, bringing what is fast becoming a classic biography completely up-to-date.The original script was much too long, at around four hours, so the author and director took their cue from the awful ... a#39;Ned was precise, and funny, and very, very astute; then suddenly hea#39;d sit back and say, aTheya#39;re on automatic pilot. ... tour to Guildford and Brighton before its opening at the newly refurbished Garrick Theatre on 17 November 1986. ... Their performance is a gentle, subtle, highly- skilful duet hitting notes of harmless snobbery, punctured pretensions and mild bickering.
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