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Dame Judi Dench 14 Nov 2007
Judi Dench in the BBC drama Cranford
The award-winning actress discusses her career and her new role in the BBC drama, Cranford

Dame Judi Dench is one of Britain's most successful and best-loved actresses. In a career spanning fifty years, she has received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards for her performances on stage, television and in film. She's played everyone from Lady Macbeth to James Bond's boss, 'M'; from Cleopatra to Iris Murdoch; from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria. Now she's taken on the role of Miss Matty Jenkyns in BBC1's new period drama Cranford . Jenni talks to Dame Judi Dench about her long career; her husband’s death; sibling rivalry with her actor brother; and why Billy Connolly makes her giggle.

'Cranford 'starts on BBC1, Sunday 18 Nov 2007, 9pm

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