What’s cuter than Dame Judi Dench eating an ice cream cone? Okay, maybe Dame Judi Dench walking hand in hand with an ORANGUTAN is, but let’s not split hairs.
My love affair with Judi Dench began with Cabaret, if you can believe it. I learned the show off the original recording, but the London Recording was a two-disc release and had additional tracks. Come to think of it, it may have been my first time comparing and contrasting recordings of the same show. Interesting!
Over the years I’ve only fallen more in love with her. I think we all have. In more recent years I’ve really come to fall in love with her sense of adventure. If at 85 years old Judi Dench can go to Borneo and suspend from the canopies of trees, I can certainly manage whatever my day has in store.
To you, Dame Judi Dench, I say thank you. Here’s to the next adventure – be it on stage, on screen, or atop a tree.
P.S. Apologies to the Dutchess.
Inspired by a photo by Andrew Matthews for PA Media.