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Judi Dench

Synopsis
In a special edition of This Cultural Life to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, Dame Judi talks to John Wilson about her relationship with the work of William Shakespeare. Dench recalls her first professional stage role, playing Ophelia in an Old Vic production of Hamlet in 1957. After joining the RSC she worked her way through many of Shakespeare’s plays, including a landmark production of Macbeth in 1976, directed by Trevor Nunn. Dame Judi recalls her Olivier award-winning performance of Lady Macbeth opposite Ian McKellen and her later role of Cleopatra opposite Anthony Hopkins in 1987 at the National Theatre. Remembering her last stage appearance in a Shakespeare play, she discusses her dual roles of Paulina and Time in A Winter’s Tale, and how her degenerative eyesight condition affected her performance.
Series
This Culural Life
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Nov 2023 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
43 mins

Credits

Director
Mark Ward
Producer
Edwina Pitman
Contributor
Judi Dench

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra; Hamlet; Macbeth; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
acting

Online Availability

Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3743 2345
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
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1st Floor, Suite 120
London
WC1V 7QH
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

Distributor

Name

BBC iPlayer

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