“Kevin was an inestimable comfort and never mentioned he knew I was in a bad way.
He cheered me up and kept me going.
I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that – whatever he has done – that you then start to cut him out of films.
Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out?
Are we going to extrude them from our history? I don’t know about the conditions of it, but nevertheless he is, and was, a most wonderful actor. And a good friend. I can’t imagine what he’s doing now.”— Dame Judi Dench speaking to a press conference at the San Sebastien International Film Festival in Spain. Dench and Spacey costarred in The Shipping News (2001), filmed shortly after the death of Dench’s husband. Spacey was famously edited out of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.