Dame Judi Dench talks Bond and retirement at the Nine film premiere

Posted by Dean Piper On December 7th, 2009

Now listen here carefully you lot, the Dame is speaking. Judi Dench told me at the premiere of Nine she has no plans to slow down her career that’s spanned a spectacular 52 years. She said: “I have no plans to put my feet up. I work. That’s what I do. I’m doing Midsummer Night’s Dream for Peter Hall – I did the original for him in 1962 and now I’m doing it at the Rose in Kingston.”
I asked Dame Judi what attributes each of the actresses Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson brought to the film. “Each of them is going to surprise you in this film,” she said. “That’s Rob Marshall, the director – that’s what he gets out of people.”
Finally we nattered about the next Bond film. She squealed: “I look forward to the next one – Daniel Craig again. I’m not ready for a new Bond yet.” Nor am I, Judi!

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