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Dame Judi at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel premiere

8 February 2012 Last updated at 13:56 GMT

The new film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel premiered in London on Tuesday night.

Dame Judi Dench, who stars in the film as a British retiree Evelyn, said the story is about "not settling for something inevitable".

The BBC's Brenda Emmanus spoke to Dame Judi on the red carpet.