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Dame Judi Dench stars in new film Philomena and latest interview

Dame Judi DenchDame Judi Dench was recently interviewed by Stephanie Bunbury of The Sydney Morning Herald, meeting at the Venice Film Festival, where her latest film Philomena has just screened to huge acclaim. In the film Dame Judi Dench plays the real-life figure of Philomena Lee, a strong-minded Irish woman looking for the son she was forced to give up as an unmarried mother 50 years ago. The film and her performance go almost magically between tough emotions and surprisingly zippy comedy.

Have a look at the official trailer for the film where a woman searches for her adult son, who taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Director: Stephen Frears, writers: Steve Coogan (screenplay), Jeff Pope (screenplay)
Stars: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Charlie Murphy

Philomena – Official Trailer (Judi Dench, Steve Coogan)

“Judi Dench has found solace in constant work since the death of her husband, and her latest role is destined to be one of her greatest. The straight-talking British dame speaks about life, loss and ageing.”
Interview with Dame Judi Dench

Image credit: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judi_Dench

Monday 9th December 2013


  • Neil Cheesman

    First becoming involved in an online theatre business in 2005 and launching londontheatre1.com in September 2013. Neil writes reviews and news articles, and has interviewed over 150 actors and actresses from the West End, Broadway, film, television, and theatre. Follow Neil on Twitter @LondonTheatre1

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