Preview: Louis Theroux interviews Dame Judi Dench

Louis Theroux interviews Judi Dench

Louis Theroux interviews some of the biggest names in UK entertainment in his own inimitable style and is granted exclusive access to their lives at home and at work. This week Louis meets Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench.

Having graced the stage and screen for over 60 years, including iconic turns as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare In Love and MI5 chief M in Bond, Judi is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever actors.

Louis meets Judi at her home in Surrey for a candid and lively conversation about her long career, her passion for theatre and her life away from acting. Judi also speaks openly about her relationship with her late husband Michael Williams, and a fierce determination to carry on working.

Louis also accompanies Judi to The Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and joins her to spend time with her daughter Finty and grandson Sam. They discuss the difficulties of the lockdown and how it inadvertently led to surprise popularity on TikTok, introducing Judi to a whole new audience.

Louis Theroux interviews Dame Judi Dench – Tuesday at 9.15pm on BBC Two.

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