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Dame Judi Dench discusses her illustrious career

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 August 2011

The actress Dame Judi Dench discusses her long career in theatre, television and film. She reveals why she would never perform a one-woman show, her strong dislike for Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and her love of on-stage practical jokes.

Three US crime writers, David Baldacci, CJ Box and Joseph Finder discuss the pros and cons of keeping up with new technology and setting their books on American soil.

In 2007, Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing placed the following advert "Would you like to be in a film? You can play yourself or a fictional characters. Call Gillian." The result is her debut feature Self Made, in which seven people explore their own lives and sense of identity.

Producer Andrea Kidd.

Chapters

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  • Dame Judi Dench

    The actress Dame Judi Dench discusses her long career in theatre, television and film.

  • Review of Self Made

    A review of Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing's debut feature film Self Made, in which seven people explore their own lives and sense of identity.

  • US crime

    Three US crime writers, David Baldacci, CJ Box and Joseph Finder discuss the pros and cons of keeping up with new technology and setting their books on American soil.

  • Judi Dench

    And Furthermore by Judi Dench is out now.

  • Self Made

    Self Made

    Image shows: Lesley Robinson in Self Made. Photo by Dean Rogers.

    Self Made is released nationally on Friday 2nd September and there will be a screening and Q&A with Gillian Wearing and method coach Sam Rumbelow at Cornerhouse in Manchester on Saturday 3rd September.

    More details on the Cornerhouse website
  • US crime writers

    CJ Box series featuring the game warden Joe Pickett is being published in UK one book a month across 2011. The most recent is Back of Beyond.

    David Baldacci writes several series. The most recent Camel Club series book is Hell's Corner. The most recent King and Maxwell is The Sixth Man.

    Joseph Finder's most recent thriller Buried Secrets features spy Nick Heller trying to rescue someone who has been buried alive.

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