Judi Dench: A Personal Tribute

To say that I am merely a fan of British (stage and film) actress, Judi Dench, is an understatement because I'm actually a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE fan of hers!

There are certain actors who have a 'special something' that transcends a talent for acting. And to me, Judi Dench is one of those actors.

I don't care what movie I've ever seen her in and how large or small her role may have been, the second she appears on the screen I am captivated by her every word and action.

I am in awe of her ability to perform both drama and comedy, and do them exceedingly well. She's like a chameleon who can change colors to fit any character.

And what I especially admire about her acting is not necessarily always what she says, but rather what she doesn't vocalize; saying it with her eyes.

When I look at Judi Dench, I see class.

There is something about her that is royal, but at the same time down-to-earth, natural and real.

The reason why I'm sharing this post today is because I just recently saw the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (in which Judi Dench starred), and was reminded once again how much I love watching her on the screen.

By the way, if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it because the story and all-British cast are BRILLIANT!

Much of it is comedy, but there are also some very deeply moving moments in the film that will touch your heart.

The star-studded cast at the airport in the opening of the film (all of whom I've seen in other movies).

Here are a few photographs from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...

Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith (two other AMAZING actors)

Listed below are some of my favorite Judi Dench performances... 


So yeah, can you tell that I'm a HUGE Judi Dench fan?

Love ya, Judi!

Have a super weekend everyone!

*Just in case you're interested, here is the trailer to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Three Weddings In A Day. That's Amore!

There was lots of love and romance going on in Philadelphia this past weekend.

Much to my delight, Sunday was a very busy day in this city with couples having their wedding pictures taken. And I'm so glad I had my camera with me so that I was able to capture the love and romance being captured by their wedding photographers.

Not only did I spot one couple, but THREE! I swear to god, it seemed like everyone decided to get married on that day.

And in case you're wondering why these photographs were all shot in the middle of a busy street like Broad Street, the view of City Hall in the background are what many wedding couples like to capture within their photographs. Broad Street is very popular for taking wedding pictures.

Here's the view...

I noticed this first couple late afternoon and quickly grabbed my camera to get a few shots. And I wasn't the only one taking photographs because the sidewalk was filled with people holding up their iPhones; snapping pictures.

I first thought they were filming a scene from movie on the street, because the setup was so elaborate. Take a look...

What a handsome wedding couple, hu?

Isn't her dress beautiful? And I think she looked stunning in it!

LOVE the vintage car. It looks like a scene from the movie, The Godfather!

And no sooner had I turned away and walked further down Broad Street towards City Hall, I spotted this second wedding couple with their photographer...

Then later, early evening, I spotted this third wedding couple having their photographs taken...

And I'm so pissed because I missed getting a shot of the groom kneeling down on one knee; holding a wedding ring (in a small jewelry box) up to the bride, as he proposed...

Yes, it was a very romantic day here in Philly!


Have a super week, y'all!