As the latest James Bond film Skyfall opens in Japan I re-run my interview with Dame Judi Dench recorded in October 2011 – one week before she started shooting Skyfall!!
It was an honor for me to meet & interview Dame Judi Dench, a true legend & one of my favourite actresses on Monday 2011.10.17. Dame Judi was in Tokyo to receive the Praemium Imperiale award from the Emperor for her contribution to the arts. I stole her away from a cocktail reception (shaken not stirred?) at the British Ambassador’s residence for a quick conversation in the dining room. She was absolutely lovely, and it was an oddly familiar experience – she reminds me so much of my dear sweet mum & off mic we did compare our spiky hair-do’s. We discussed her craft but Dame Judi has taken to her James Bond role of “M” so well she wouldn’t give away any secrets of the next 007 film which starts shooting next week!! There are a million questions I’d like to have asked her but we only had 10 minutes together – click on the play button below to listen..
Click here for a quick conversation with a true Dame..
Dame Judi Dench 2011