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Judi Dench on John Gielgud, Granta Best of Young American Novelists

Dame Judi Dench discusses the life and work of acting giant Sir John Gielgud.

Dame Judi Dench talks about her friend Sir John Gielgud, as the actor is honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former London home.

AM Holmes and Granta editor Sigrid Rausing discuss the new Granta list of the best young American novelists.

Tim Robey pays tribute to the director Jonathan Demme, whose films include Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, and whose death was announced today.

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30 minutes


  • Judi Dench on John Gielgud

    Duration: 10:04

  • Jonathan Demme remembered

    Duration: 05:05

  • Granta Best of Young American Novelists

    Duration: 09:08

  • Authors reveiwing authors

    Duration: 03:21

Judi Dench on John Gielgud

Judi Dench on John Gielgud

Judi Dench unveils an English Heritage  Blue Plaque to commemorate John Gielgud in Westminster, London on 27 April 2017.


Main image above: John Gielgud as Leonid Andreyevich Gaev with Judi Dench as Anya (Right) and Dorothy Tutin in the BBC's 1962 production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

Image to the left: Judi Dench

Granta Best of Young American Novelists

Granta Best of Young American Novelists

The Shortlist for the Granta Best of Young American Novelists award is:

Jesse Ball, Halle Butler, Emma Cline, Joshua Cohen, Mark Doten, Jen George, Rachel B. Glaser, Lauren Groff, Yaa Gyasi, Garth Risk Hallberg, Greg Jackson, Sana Krasikov, Catherine Lacey, Ben Lerner, Karan Mahajan, Anthony Marra, Dinaw Mengestu, Ottessa Moshfegh, Chinelo Okparanta, Esmé Weijun Wang, Claire Vaye Watkins

Image: Granta magazine



Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Judi Dench
Interviewed Guest AM Holmes
Interviewed Guest Sigrid Rausing
Interviewed Guest Tim Robey




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