Judi Dench

My eight-year-old son Harry was giving me a cuddle recently, and he looked up into my eyes and said: “Don’t make a face like that Mum – it makes you look old.”

Now where did they say I could find that miraculous snake oil face cream? Pic: Fox

Then he took a step back and said: “Wait, you’re not making a face. Mum, you ARE old.”

And you know what, Harry? Right now, Mum feels pretty bloody old, too.

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  • Retired Soldier says:

    07:18am | 02/07/12

    I wonder why they don’t live long - I also wonder what has happened to the hundreds of billions of dollars we have given them in land, Heath care, housing and welfare. When I drive to my daily voluntary role assisting veterans( you know, the people who gave much for… Read more »

  • Robert Smissen of country SA says:

    02:27pm | 25/06/12

    My son with Asperger Syndrome when he was 4 said, “Daddy, why is that little man with that big fat lady?” HMMMM, I still think it was funny! ! ! Read more »


Dame Judi Dench was born in York today in 1934.

Photo: AFP.

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    02:00am | 10/12/10

    ‘the stare queen’ - do you mean Fascist Barbie ? Read more »

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    06:37pm | 09/12/10

    Judi Dench. Goddess. That is all. Read more »


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