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Dench admits making movies frightens her, says wouldn't want to be a royal

Monday, September 04, 2017 - 01:31

Making movies gets more terrifying the older you get, British actress Judi Dench said on Monday, a day after her latest royal comedy drama ''Victoria & Abdul'' premiered at the Venice film festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Making movies gets more terrifying the older you get, British actress Judi Dench said on Monday (September 4), a day after her latest royal comedy drama "Victoria & Abdul" premiered at the Venice film festival. Dench, who won an Oscar for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" and was nominated for Academy Awards six other times, said unlike in theatre, where you can adjust with each performance, in films you get only one chance. Stephen Frears' new comedy drama is based on Queen Victoria subsequent unlikely friendship with Indian clerk Abdul Kazim who was sent to England to present her with a gold coin. Kazim was only due to visit Britain briefly but Victoria took a shine to him and asked him to stay on and be her teacher. In the end Kazim served Victoria until the end of her reign. Coming to London to shoot the film was the first time Indian actor Ali Fazal, who stars as Kazim, visited the British capital, and the first time he met Dench, "who is pretty much royalty amongst actors", the 30-year-old actor said. Venice film festival ends on Sept. 9.

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Dench admits making movies frightens her, says wouldn't want to be a royal

Monday, September 04, 2017 - 01:31