Judi Dench

Review: ‘Old Friends’, Including Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Bernadette Peters And Damian Lewis, Knock It Out Of The Park For Stephen Sondheim

Click here to read the full article. Cameron Mackintosh, the London theatre owner and impresario, nixed the idea of having a host introduce artists performing at Tuesday’s one-night-only Old Friends tribute show honoring the legacy of musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim, who died in November at age 91. “All you need are Steve’s words and music, and our cast. They speak, or rather sing, for themselves,“ Mackintosh explained to Deadline before the star-studded event began at London’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Worked like a treat. Thirty minutes saved, because Old Friends wasn’t lumbered with a host. In any case, no one needed to introduce...

Judi Dench Brings Her TikTok Costar Grandson to the 2022 Oscars

Judi Dench brought her grandson and TikTok partner to the 94th annual Academy Awards!. The legendary actress, 87, walked arm in arm on Sunday's red carpet with her grandson Sam Williams. While Williams kept it simple with a classic black suit, Dench wore a full-length Dolce and Gabbana white ensemble with beaded trim and a matching clutch.

Oscars 2022: Belfast star Jude Hill says Judi Dench played whoopee cushion pranks on set

Child actor Jude Hill has claimed that Judi Dench played “a lot” of pranks involving whoopee cushions on the set of Belfast.The 11-year-old Irish star was interviewed on the red carpet ahead of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calfornia.Presenter Laverne Cox said: “Now, I heard that your co-star, Dame Judi Dench, was quite the prankster on set. Can you tell us what pranks she played?”“There were a lot of whoopee cushions, during scenes,” responded Hill. “That’s what I’m going to say.“By the end of it, if someone sat down on a whoopee cushion, we all just...

Hooray! Sounds Like Judi Dench is Coming to the Oscars This Year! Watch Her Cute Video with Grandson

(EXCLUSIVE) It sounds like Judi Dench is making the trip to the Oscars. Now, you’re going to watch!. Dame Judi, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in “Belfast,” is featured in a TikTok video posted by her grandson Sam Williams. He’s reading lyrics to her from new pop songs and asks her to figure out the next line. It’s very cute, and Judi is just as charming as ever.
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Judi Dench, Adrian Lester, Michael Ball and more celebrate Stephen Sondheim with a special concert

Stephen Sondheim never actually got to visit the West End’s Sondheim Theatre after its name was changed from the Queen’s Theatre in 2019. Nor has it previously played host to any of its late namesake’s musicals: despite the name change, the theatre remains the base for the indestructible ‘Les Misérables’. Nonetheless, it provided a focal point for fans and mourners when the West End’s lights were dimmed in memory of the music-theatre titan last year. And now it’s the rightful home to a very special concert in the great man’s honour that’ll take place later this year.
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Judi Dench always fears she won’t get hired again

London, Feb 20 (SocialNews.XYZ) Veteran actress Judi Dench gets "frightened" when she finishes an acting job because she worries no one else will want to hire her. She told Reader's Digest magazine: "I've always thought, one is very lucky to be employed."

Belfast stars Dame Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds land Oscar nominations

Ciaran Hinds and Dame Judi Dench have both landed Oscar nominations for their performances in Sir Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical film Belfast.The black-and-white film, inspired by Sir Kenneth’s childhood in Northern Ireland has also landed the filmmaker a directing and original screenplay nomination, as well as a best picture nod.Word is out - these are the nominees for Original Screenplay. #Oscars— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 8, 2022Hinds, who was born in Belfast, is nominated in the best supporting actor category alongside The Power Of The Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee and his co-star Jesse Plemons Troy Kotsur for Coda, and...