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Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
Kenneth Branagh put it directly to Judi Dench.
"He said, 'Will you play my grandmother?'" Dench recalls. "And I said yes."
In "Belfast," Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. The film, which Branagh wrote and directed, is set in the North Ireland...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
There's apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in "Cats" for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents.
But let's forget the much-discussed "...
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
The Hollywood establishment, slow to react to the initial sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, began speaking out against him more forcefully Monday after the powerful studio boss was fired by his own company.
Among those weighing in were his longtime allies and...
Monday, Sep. 25, 2017
Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century.
You were perhaps thinking of the film "Mrs. Brown," starring Judi...
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017
Judi Dench is not tired.
"I've had one of those pep-up drinks," Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. "I feel rather sparky."
Caffeinated or not, Dench, 82, remains fully energized. As Stephen Frears, the director of her latest film, "Victoria & Abdul,"...
Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017
It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday — a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet.
Dench plays long-reigning Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' "Victoria & Abdul," which charts the relationship...