Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Judi Dench.
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actress Dame Judi Dench.
She's been delighting audiences for some 40 years, on film, television and the stage. It's partly this versatility that makes her so special. Nominated for an Oscar for the film Mrs Brown, in which she played an ageing Queen Victoria, she says the difference between film and the theatre is that on stage she can make an audience believe that she's a tall, willowy blond, when in reality she is five foot nothing.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh
Book: Ordnance Survey map of the world
Luxury: The Man with a Glove painting by Titian
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Mariner
- Hi Fi Special: Excerpts of Works by Barber and Others.
March (from the Funeral Music for Queen Mary)
Orchestra: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Choir: Choir of King’s College Cambridge Conductor: Philip Ledger
- Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Five Anthems.
- EMI Eminence.
Much Ado About Nothing Act 4, Scene 1
Soloist: John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft
- The World of Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud.
Chris de Burgh
Lady in Red
- Beautiful Dreams.
Charlie Parker's Reboppers
Blue in Green
- Kind of Blue.
I Was Glad
Soloist: Andrew Lucas Choir: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral Conductor: John Scott
- The English Anthem 5.
Non Nobis, Domine
Orchestra: Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simon Rattle
- Henry V.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soave sia il vento (from Cosi fan tutte)
Soloist: Hillevi Martinpelto, Alison Hagley, Thomas Allen Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Conductor: Simon Rattle
- Cosi Fan Tutti.
- EMI Classics.
Ordnance Survey map of the world
The Man with a Glove painting by Titian
|Interviewed Guest||Judi Dench|
- Sun 12 Apr 1998 11:15
- Fri 17 Apr 1998 09:00