Judi Dench

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends review – a glorious all-star memorial service
Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton and Bernadette Peters joined the cast for this superb tribute to a genius

Mark Lawson

04, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Why Belfast should win the best picture Oscar
Accusations of sentimentality aimed at Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical film are wide of the mark – it is first and foremost about the tragedy of migration forced by political strife

Claire Armitstead

21, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Belfast review – Branagh’s chocolate box vision of his childhood
Kenneth Branagh’s monochrome film of growing up in 60s Northern Ireland offers nostalgia but avoids getting to grips with the Troubles

Simran Hans

22, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Belfast review – Kenneth Branagh’s euphoric eulogy to his home city
Nightmarishness meets nostalgia as Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench star in a scintillating Troubles-era coming-of-age tale

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Off the Rails review – Blondie-powered interrailing comedy is a feelgood trainwreck
Kelly Preston’s last performance is a formulaic film about three fiftysomething pals talk menopause and midlife crises on a Euro rail trip

Phil Hoad

22, Jul, 2021 @12:38 PM

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Six Minutes to Midnight review – Eddie Izzard miscast in strained Nazi-school yarn
The comedian plays a teacher who takes a job at a Nazi-sympathising Bexhill school on the cusp of the second world war

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'You find a way': Judi Dench on working through sight loss
Actor describes being helped with lines and learning by repetition at event for the Vision Foundation

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Judi Dench: 'In my mind's eye I'm six foot and willowy and about 39'
At 86 and in lockdown, the actor finds herself in the rare position of not working. Instead, she talks about theatrical ghosts, her friendship with Harvey Weinstein and definitely not being a national treasure

Xan Brooks

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Anthony Head’s teenage obsessions: ‘The Rocky Horror Show ignited something in my core’
The Buffy and Gold Blend actor, who stars in the new film School’s Out Forever, on his love for Judi Dench, Lord of the Flies – and playing Dr Frank-N-Furter

As told to Rich Pelley

21, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Blithe Spirit review – Judi Dench presides over a deathly farce
Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher mug spiritedly but there is little life in this unfunny Noël Coward adaptation

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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That's the spirit! Judi Dench reveals how a clairvoyant chose her name
The Oscar-winning star, who plays the eccentric Madame Arcati in a new film of Blithe Spirit, says her name was revealed to her parents by a famous 1930s medium

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @7:58 AM

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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up
In an event for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, Dench, Smith, McKellen and Jacobi spoke about their highs and lows, superstitions and acting tips

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2020 @9:37 AM

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