Judi Dench

BAFTAs: Abraham Lincoln Invades Britain And Beats Up James Bond

It’s been a busy week for awards nominations, what with the BAFTA Rising Star nominees, and the National Television Awards –  and it’s only Wednesday! – but today, BAFTA announced the full shortlist for their film …

Watch: James Bond Team On Why They’re Shooting ‘Skyfall’ In London

Sam Mendes lives in London, but he doesn’t think the city is particularly photogenic or full of personality. This is just one of the revelations that come from this short video blog about the making of the new James Bond movie …

A Who’s Who Guide to ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

How many recognizable British stars, senior division, can you cram into one movie? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel manages to feature more than a half dozen, and since most of these stars are getting on in years, better to praise them …

WATCH: Dame Judi Dench Brands Us ‘Sly’ on the Red Carpet!

Dame Judi Dench was defiantly on message at the New York premiere of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (out today) only answering questions about that picture – and refusing to elaborate on the forthcoming Bond movie in which she …

Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament, Women of 2011: Round 1

We've crowned the men's champion. Now let's move on to the ladies. 32 fabulous British women vie for the title. Pippa Middleton or Karen Gillan? Helen Mirren or Joanna Lumley? Start your fan campaigns now and vote!

News Roundup: Family and Friends Pay Their Respects to Amy Winehouse

The private funeral for Amy Winehouse was held today (July 26) at the Edgwarebury Cemetery in North London, BBC News reports. Producer Mark Ronson, friend Kelly Osbourne, and boyfriend Reg Traviss were the most famous guests among the …

News Roundup: Emma Watson’s Post-‘Potter’ Plans, Harper Seven Rules Twitter

Emma Watson is looking forward to NOT being part of an astonishingly successful film franchise for a little while, if only because living under a microscope isn’t all that much fun when you’re that young: “It has been quite hard and pressured making the Harry Potter films,” she says. “I’m so happy to be …

If Dame Judi Dench Has The Freedom Of London, What Can She Do?

It’s always nice to be recognised for what you do, even if the item of recognition is a little baffling in and of itself. Take Dame Judi Dench, who has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for her services to acting.

Do British Actors Keep Hollywood Franchises Like ‘Pirates’ Afloat?

Hollywood is addicted to the British.

While much has been written of late about all the comic book superhero roles being nabbed by English or Commonwealth-born actors, it’s the casting of supporting roles in blockbuster film series that is really keeping talented Brits …

Scene-Stealing Judi Dench Makes Off with Latest ‘Pirates’ Sequel

Size – make that length – doesn’t matter to Dame Judi Dench. The English actress, 76, shows up for a mere minute, at most, in one of the funniest scenes in The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth chapter in the …