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Judi Dench Reveals She Has Received the COVID-19 Vaccine!

Judi Dench has confirmed that she has received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!

The 86-yar-old Oscar-winning actress revealed the good news during a call with BBC News on Thursday (January 14).

“I have [had the coronavirus vaccine]. I had one a week ago so I think my next is something like 11 weeks’ time, that’s a great start!” Judi said (via Daily Mail).

Judi revealed that she was able to work during the pandemic.

“I was going to film something which has been postponed. I was, during this time, able to film with Kenneth Branagh, who wrote and directed a film about his childhood in Belfast,” she said.

She added, “Everybody wore masks and everything. So we were well looked after. It was a huge relief to do something and it was exciting too at that time. Otherwise you wake up and think: ‘What is the thing I will do today’ and try to get something done.”

Here’s a list of all the celebrities who have received the vaccine so far.

Judi Dench Says She Once Gave Her Pet Goldfish Mouth-to-Mouth

Judi Dench will do anything for her pets.

During an episode of How to Wow podcast, the 85-year-old Oscar-winning actress revealed that she once gave her pet goldfish mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in order to save its life.

“This is the first time in my life I haven’t got a cat, a dog, and my goldfish died,” Judi said. “It’s a very sad story.”

“I gave it the kiss of life. It died when it was a very, very little goldfish,” Judi added, noting that the goldfish ended up surviving and grew to be “about six inches long.”

This isn’t the first time Judi has talked about her heroic move to save her goldfish.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show back in 2012, Judi said she “gave the breath of life to when he was dying.”

As for how she knew the goldfish was in trouble, she said she saw him floating upside down at the top of the tank.

“I blew in his mouth,” Judi explained. “I know I shouldn’t have done because he’s got gills.”

Judi joined this popular social media app during quarantine!

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Jamie Dornan & Caitriona Balfe to Play Kenneth Branagh's Parents in a Movie About His Childhood!

Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe will be starring in an upcoming movie that Kenneth Branagh is directing!

The film, which is reportedly titled Belfast, is a semi-autobiographical feature inspired by Branagh‘s childhood in Northern Ireland during the 1960s.

Jamie and Caitriona will be playing the parents of the Branagh character and Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds have been cast as the grandparents, according to the Daily Mail‘s Baz Bamigboye.

Caitriona confirmed the casting news on Twitter and said, “I guess the cat is out of the bag!!! So delighted to be working on this special project with this amazing cast and the wonderful Kenneth Branagh. Exciting stuff!”

After the news was confirmed, Caitriona‘s Outlander co-star Sam Heughan reacted and tweeted, “What. A. CAST!!!!!!”

Last week, Caitriona had more exciting career news to share!

Judi Dench Is Concerned That Theaters Won't Reopen in Her Lifetime

Judi Dench has revealed something that concerns her about the coronavirus pandemic and it will definitely give you some perspective on how long we might be in quarantine.

The 85-year-old actress got her start on the stage and she’s concerned that theaters won’t be able to open in her lifetime.

“When you hear that The Old Vic is in trouble, when you hear that the Nuffield in Southampton is in trouble, and Leicester and Nottingham… This is what we rely on and it’s a desperate feeling,” Judi told Channel 4 News. “And when will they ever open again? I don’t know, certainly, I’m sure, not in my lifetime. I don’t know, I can’t see how it’s going to recover.”

“It’s not as if we don’t bring a great deal of money to the economy because I think, last year alone, we brought in 1.3 billion into the economy. So, it is necessary,” she added. “Of course there are lots of other necessary things. I’m not saying that it should be more prioritized than anything else, but it just is going to be a very serious effect on all of us.”

Judi hopes that the government in the UK will intervene to help the theater community.

“If the theaters now close and become dark, I don’t know when we’re going to get them back,” she said. “We do need a big injection. You can’t run a theater with people sitting six seats apart. You can’t run a theater when it is a quarter full.”

During the lockdown, Judi has become a TikTok star thanks to her grandson and you’ve gotta see the videos.

Judi Dench Takes On Laxed Siren Beat Dance on TikTok With Grandson Sam Williams

Judi Dench is back on TikTok dancing with her grandson Sam Williams.

Over the weekend, Sam, 22, shared a brand new video with Judi and his mom, Finty Williams, as they performed the Laxed Siren Beat dance.

“When Bojo let’s you film a family TikTok,” Sam captioned the fun video of the family in sync. Check it out below!

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Judi and Sam first made headlines with another TikTok video, that was recorded over Zoom.

For that video, Judi and Sam performed the “Juice, Sauce, Little Bit of Dressing” challenge.

Now, Judi and Sam were reunited after PM Boris Johnson allowed people to form a social bubble and the family was reunited.

If you missed it, you can also see what Judi recently shared about her role in Cats.


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Judi Dench Was 'Appalled' By How She Looked in 'Cats'

Judi Dench starred in the movie Cats and she still hasn’t watched the movie in full.

The legendary 85-year-old actress, who is now the oldest cover star in British Vogue history, opened up about how she looked in the film.

“The cloak I was made to wear!” Judi said about her costume. “Like five foxes f–king on my back.”

The magazine noted that Judi was “not pleased” by how she looked as Old Deuteronomy based on the photos she has seen. While she thought she’d look “elegant” as a cat, Judi said she looked like a “battered, mangy old cat. A great big orange bruiser. What’s that about?”

The magazine also noted that she was “appalled” while talking about how she looked in the film. See what she said back in March in response to getting a Razzie nomination for her work.

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Judi Dench Does a TikTok Dance Remotely With Her Grandson Via iPad - Watch!

Judi Dench is on TikTok – remotely, anyway!

The 85-year-old Academy Award winner got in on the fun with the help of her 22-year-old grandson, Sam Williams, who posted a fun video of the two participating in the “Juice, Sauce, Little Bit of Dressing” challenge.

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Sam set up on iPad to do the challenge, as they successfully completed the routine while safely social distancing amid the global health crisis.

She also recently shared some sweet advice amid the global health crisis.

Watch Judi Dench and grandson Sam complete the TikTok dance…