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WATCH: Five Fools Who Ticked Off Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench is a versatile force of nature. One minute babbling brook, the next category 5 hurricane. In her new movie, Philomena, she plays a mother on a quest to find her long lost son. As a warning to anyone who might try and get between her and mission, here’s five people who made the mistake of getting in Judi’s crosshairs.


1. James Bond, Golden Eye (1995)

It doesn’t get much ballsier than sticking it to MI7’s clandestine licensed killer. She even alludes to her steady bollocks, so you know this Dame means business.

2. Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice (2005)

The shades of Pemberley will not be thus polluted, girl.

3. Viola, Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Don’t get it twisted, there’s only one Queen when Judi’s in the room.

4. Sheba Hart, Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Here Judi goes for the bait and switch. First its verge-of-tears vulnerability, but then WAIT! the claws come out as she digs into Cate Blanchett’s character for maintaining a relationship with her teenage student. Bonus points for bluntness with “You’re not young.”

5. England, Rage (2009)

Even entire nations aren’t safe from the powerhouse that is Dame Judi. U.N. Security council take note.

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  • Dakotahgeo

    Dame Judi Dench has been, is, and always will be one of my top five favorite actresses! She exudes, dignity, integrity, values, and sincerity like few other people, actress or non-actress, can in this life!

  • Sammy Schlipshit

    Dame Dench seems to really shine when she is on the Graham Norton show. Never fails to delight.

  • ibernard

    So as not to be a spoiler, I cried during SKYFALL, and Dame Dench was the reason.
    What power she has. What talent. Such professionalism.

    And class for kilometers!

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