‘Made a spectacle of myself’ Judi Dench on ‘bursting into tears’ over life-changing news

‘Made a spectacle of myself’ Judi Dench on ‘bursting into tears’ over life-changing news

“Well, I had a friend who’d left Central then and was walking on at the Vic and I thought, ‘How marvellous, this is what I’d love to do, my ambition was to walk on at the Vic.’

“And so I went along and saw him and he said, ‘Now, I want you to learn this speech from Hamlet of Ophelia.’

“I did the audition and Michael said, ‘I’m going to take the most enormous gamble, we’d like you to play Ophelia in Hamlet.’

“I just burst into tears, I’m afraid, I made a spectacle of myself.

Published at Fri, 14 Jan 2022 07:59:00 +0000