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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.


When Bojo let’s you film a family TikTok ##fyp ##fy ##foryou ##mother ##grandmother ##viral ##dance @finty.williams1

♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685

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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…

'Artemis Fowl' Gets a Disney+ Release Date!

The new movie Artemis Fowl is heading straight to Disney+ since movie theaters are shut down for the foreseeable future.

It was just announced that the movie will hit the streaming service on June 12.

Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel, and Adrian Scarborough star in the new movie, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film is based on the best-selling book by Eoin Colfer.

Kenneth said in a statement, “Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a travelling companion. Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”

Watch a new TV spot below!

Judi Dench Has Some Lighthearted Advice for Getting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic - Watch! (Video)

Judi Dench is calming our nerves.

The 85-year-old Academy Award winner stars in a new video posted by her daughter, Finty Williams, posted on Twitter on Wednesday (March 18) amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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In the video, Judi wears a cute doggy hat with ears flopping around as she talks.

“Oh, there you are! Just keep laughing. That’s all we can do,” she said.

Judi stars in the much-razzed Cats, which is now available to stream – and it’s a fun watch for social distancing!

Watch Judi Dench‘s sweet message…

Judi Dench Hasn't Seen 'Cats,' Reacts to Her Razzie Nomination

Judi Dench says that she still hasn’t seen her controversial movie Cats and she’s reacting to the news that she was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress at the Razzies.

The 85-year-old actress played the role of Old Deuteronomy in the film and she says she hasn’t even read about what people think of the movie.

“I didn’t read anything about the response to it, nor have I seen it,” Judi said on BBC Radio 4 (via EW).

“I’ve only seen a picture of myself [from the film],” she added. “I once had a cat [who looked] like that, called Carpet, and I didn’t realize I was playing Carpet. I thought I was playing a kind of, you know, mangier cat who didn’t have much fur. I didn’t realize I was this wonderful show cat!”

Judi says she hasn’t watched the movie because of her struggle with macular degeneration, which makes it hard for her to read or view films.

“I was aware of the response only slightly, I think people had been rather kind to me,” she said. When told she is nominated for a Razzie, Judi said, “Oh, am I? That would be good! As far as I know, that’s a first!”