Judi Dench Hasn’t Watched Many of Her Films Because She ‘Would Just Be Irritated’

Dame Judi Dench received her eighth Oscar nomination this year for her role as Granny in Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast,” a performance that proved she is still a formidable acting talent.

Even at the age of 87, and having won nearly every conceivable accolade for an actress, Dench is not even thinking about retirement.“I’m slowing down only in that I can’t see to read scripts,” Dench told The Sunday Times in a colorful new interview.

“But I will find a way.”While looking back on her sixty-year career, Dench laughed about how unlikely her rise to movie stardom once seemed.

At an audition in the 1960s, she was told that she would never make a film because, in the words of one casting director “you have the wrong face.” But Dench didn’t let his harsh feedback get her down.

She replied by saying, “That’s fine, I don’t like film anyway.

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