She only needed six minutes to convince the Academy of Oscars
Present in four scenes for a total of six minutes on screen, Judi Dench won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. His partner Gwyneth Paltrow received the Oscar for Best Actress and the film won five other golden statuettes (Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Film Music and Best Costumes).
She became the first woman to play M in the James Bond universe in Goldeneye in 1995, succeeding Bernard Lee and Robert Brown as the MI6 director-turned-director.
She has 7 years of mental age
On the set of the BBC series As Time Goes By, she loved to crack jokes. His favorite prank? Asking all the actors to hide when the director came back from his lunch break so he would find the set empty.
She makes us want to grow old
Judi Dench has been nominated seven times for the Oscars; each of these appointments having been granted to her when she was over 60 years old. Who said you had to be young to be popular in Hollywood?
She’s a faithful actress
It is she who says it, in the number of Première 479 (October 2017): “I met the real Philomena during a lunch, before the shooting. A remarkable person, very direct, with a quite brilliant sense of humor… Surprising qualities when you think of all that she has been through. It’s her sense of humor that provided me with the key to the character: an essential quality of Philomena, which never varies and which gives a certain vision of the world. Including Royal Confident, I toured seven times with Stephen Frears. He is terribly funny, he has a very sharp but still monosyllabic eye. When you finish your shot, you ask him if he wants another take, he looks at you and he says “yes” or “no”, sometimes “yes, but do it quickly”.
The actress is superb in Philomena, this evening on France 3.
This evening, at 9:10 p.m., France 3 is rebroadcasting the film by Stephen Frears Philomena, a little gem released in 2014, whose heroine is an old lady. And what an old lady! Beautiful, dignified, touching, Philomena is like her interpreter, Judi Dench.
Here are five good reasons to love the 83-year-old English actress.
The trailer of Philomena :
Philomena, the miracle of humanism, balance and subtlety by Stephen Frears [critique]