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Judi Dench

John Miller

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Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

The first full biography of Britain's leading actress of her time - revised and updated edition.

Whether it is her sunny temperament, her gift of laughter, her wide-ranging abilities, or all three, Judi Dench is, without a doubt, a star. Shortlisted for a 1998 Hollywood Oscar for her performance as Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, she then won an Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love. Judi Dench is widely loved and not only among the theatrical profession. Her long-running appearance opposite Geoffrey Palmer in the TV situation comedy As Time Goes By has run to four series and gained her a TV Times readers' award as 'the actress we most wish to see more often on television'. She juggles the National Theatre (a sell-out season in Sondheim's A Little Night Music and David Hare's Amy's View with TV and films (she is now established as 'M' in the latest James Bond series).

Since the paperback edition was published, John Miller has written a new chapter, bringing what is fast becoming a classical biography completely up to date.

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John Miller

John Miller's career has principally been in TV and radio (for the BBC) and for ten years until 1992 for the South of England ITV company, TVS. He is the author of biographies of Ralph Richardson, and for W&N/Orion: Judi Dench and Peter Ustinov. He collaborated with John Gielgud on AN ACTOR AND HIS TIME (Pan pb). He has also edited DARLING JUDI (W&N/Orion) which celebrated Judi Dench's 70th birthday.