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Judi: Behind the Scenes

Judi: Behind the Scenes

‘National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass, too staid … What I love is being part of a company. On stage I am not trying to be myself, I’m trying to be someone else, the more unlike me the better.’

From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as ‘M’ in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench’s professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award.

BEHIND THE SCENES is a uniquely personal take on Dame Judi’s life and brilliant career, showing her off stage as well as on: in the wings, off sets, in dressing rooms and happily larking about. Beautifully illustrated with photographs from her own collections, here are reflections and reminiscences on those who have mattered to her most – her family, fellow actors, directors and writers – communicated with the truth and insight of her acting.
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Genre: The Arts / Music / Music: Styles & Genres

On Sale: 20th November 2014

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9780297608851

Reviews

Every page pays tribute to a triumphant career and to a life well-lived.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
The stunning photos are brought to life by Dame Judi's wonderful turn of phrase. For example: 'Phoebe, in As You Like It - what an arse-paralysing part.
SUNDAY MIRROR
A warmly written journey through Judi's life as an actress,illustrated with stunning photographs.
SIXTY PLUS SURFERS
Die-hard fans of the great actress will adore this collection of beautiful - and often touching - photos.
BEST
(It) may be a photo scrapbook but it's a delight thanks to the start's self-deprecating charm. Snapped beside her car, she writes 'I don't drive it. I just lean against it.' No chronological plod this, but a freefall tumble through a brilliant career. Like Dench herself, treasurable.
Christopher Fowler, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Books of the Year 2014