An Evening with Dame Judi Dench - June, 2017 - Digital Video
Dame Judi reflected on how important her Quaker faith has been to her. She was praised by an audience member, who had worked as part of the crew on a number of her films, for the kindness with which she had treated everyone around her.
When asked about her various Shakespearean roles, Judi said she could talk “for another hour” about her love for the bard. In a move that made the evening truly special, she then recited some lines from Shakespeare to a hushed room. She also recounted a story of when she’d performed as Cleopatra: “I knew there was a joke in there…and after one hundred performances, on the last night I got the laugh”.