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