“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…”
Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.
"She has the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter. With her voice, that bluesy alto, she can bend a note from joy to a sob and she has a dancer’s dexterity, always using her body expressively. In film they say you should hold everything in, in theatre the opposite. But Judi breaks the rules; in any medium she seems mercurial and yet constant, she’s entirely open yet never lets you feel – as in life – that you’ve glimpsed the whole person."
- Richard Eyre on Judi Dench
A slightly different trailer for My Old Lady, which stars Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Tell it to her straight Elaine! HAT!!!
Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack, 1971 (Cousin Bette) and 2009 (Phedre).
Happy birthday to Tyne Daly!
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“I told her, ‘You have to wear short.’ She has fabulous legs and a very nice décolleté so the dress has a portrait collar,” Basso said. “If she wins, it will look really pretty walking across the stage because the dress moves.” For More
And a last set!
To outsiders looking in, indeed to their own family, the Earl and Countess of Grantham seemed a rather cold couple. Most would have believed it a marriage of convenience and money but for the fact that the Countess had apparently brought none with her at the time of her wedding.
The Earl was by several accounts a stern but generally fair man, who nonetheless did not take kindly to shows of emotion, and whose word was strong enough to end any conversation dead in its tracks. His wife was of a similar disposition, and although a remarkably beautiful woman, was thought by some to be prone to moments of haughtiness.
Other than this apparent mutual appreciation for restrained and conservative behaviour, and generally excellent taste, few could understand why they had married. When the Earl died, the Countess had donned black as custom bade, and appeared to continue on with her life, unchanged and still prone to moments of haughtiness.
Always very private people, who valued their time together more than anything else in the world, few knew how much the Earl and Countess had loved each other, with each the guardian of the other’s secret, that of how loving and tender the other could be. A secret the Countess, now Dowager kept with her until her own end.