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And Furthermore by Dame Judi Dench
  

And Furthermore

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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

July 2011 Book of the Month.

Judi Dench fans will read this without recommendation but for others I’d say it’s well worth reading. Firstly there’s Judi Dench’s own personality which shines through in her dry humour and individual voice and there’s the range of her work from theatre to TV and film, in classics, comedy, new work, a good line in Queens (Elizabeth, Cleopatra and Victoria) to her memorable performance in the James Bond films. Not many actors can boast such a CV and not many can tell such a good story.

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And Furthermore by Dame Judi Dench

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her twenties as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since she has played every classic role from Titania (three times, most recently in 2010) to Cleopatra. She first became a household name via television, thanks initially to a sit-com, A FINE ROMANCE, in which she played alongside the actor Michael Williams, whom she married in 1971. She has since made nine series of another sit-com, AS TIME GOES BY (with Geoffrey Palmer), as well as plays and classic serials such as CRANFORD. In the cinema her films have ranged from LADIES IN LAVENDER (opposite Maggie Smith) through NOTES ON A SCANDAL with Cate Blanchett to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, in which she played Queen Elizabeth, a role which gained her a Hollywood Oscar. But it is her role as 'M' in six James Bond films beginning with GOLDENEYE in 1995 that has gained her worldwide recognition. This book is, however, much more than a career record. Her marriage (Michael Williams died in 2001), their daughter, and her impish sense of humour contribute vividly to her account of more than half a century as Britain's best-loved actress.

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'She's been one of our favourite actresses for five decades, and now ...AND FURTHERMORE gives an insight into her sensational career and how she coped after losing her husband to cancer in 2001'
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'The much-loved star of stage and screen delves into the story of her life. The professional side spans her emergence as a teenage actress to the Hollywood days as Bond's M and Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love; on the personal front, there's the love of her husband of 30 years and his death in 2001'
SAINSBURY MAGAZINE

'What you will find in this light, readable, amusing book are the ins and outs of Dame Judi's sense of humour
Kate Kellaway THE OBSERVER

'Her generosity of spirit, whether to her fellow players or to the wider public, leaps off the page, as it does from her performances. It is this, together with her extraordinary talent, that has made her the most popular as well as the greatest actress of her age'
Michael Arditti THE LADY

'Dame Judi's memoir is packed with anecdotes'
Jan Moir DAILY MAIL

'vivid and engaging memoir'
WOMAN

About the Author

Dame Judi Dench

Judi Dench is the foremost actress in the British theatre. Created a DBE in 1988 and a Companion of Honour in 2005.

Author photo © Andrew Zuckerman

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Publication date

25th October 2012

Author

Dame Judi Dench

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

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Autobiography: arts & entertainment

ISBN

9781780224404

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