And Furthermore

And Furthermore

The SUNDAY TIMES bestselling memoir of Britain’s best-loved actress, Dame Judi Dench.

‘She’s been one of our favourite actresses for five decades, and now …AND FURTHERMORE gives an insight into her sensational career and how she coped after losing her husband to cancer in 2001’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘Vivid and engaging’ WOMAN & HOME

‘The most popular as well as the greatest actress of her age’ THE LADY

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her twenties as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since she has played every classic role from Titania to Cleopatra.

She first became a household name via television, thanks initially to a sitcom, A FINE ROMANCE, in which she played alongside the actor Michael Williams, whom she married in 1971. She has since made nine series of another sitcom, AS TIME GOES BY (with Geoffrey Palmer), as well as plays and classic serials such as CRANFORD. In the cinema her films have ranged from LADIES IN LAVENDER (opposite Maggie Smith) through NOTES ON A SCANDAL with Cate Blanchett to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, in which she played Queen Elizabeth, a role which gained her a Hollywood Oscar. But it is her role as ‘M’ in seven James Bond films that has gained her worldwide recognition.

This book is, however, much more than a career record. Her marriage to Michael Williams, their daughter, and her impish sense of humour contribute vividly to her account of more than half a century as Britain’s best-loved actress.

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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 4th November 2010

Price: £18.99

ISBN-13: 9781409123934

Reviews

National treasure Judi Dench's collection of anecdotes from her career and family life makes this a sharp-witted memoir.
DAILY EXPRESS
She's been one of our favourite actresses for five decades, and now ...AND FURTHERMORE gives an insight into her sensational career and how she coped after losing her husband to cancer in 2001
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
What you will find in this light, readable, amusing book are the ins and outs of Dame Judi's sense of humour
OBSERVER
Her generosity of spirit, whether to her fellow players or to the wider public, leaps off the page, as it does from her performances. It is this, together with her extraordinary talent, that has made her the most popular as well as the greatest actress of her age
THE LADY
AND FURTHERMORE is charming and chatty, and the company of our greatest theatrical dame is always pleasant
THE TIMES
The much-loved star of stage and screen delves into the story of her life. The professional side spans her emergence as a teenage actress to the Hollywood days as Bond's M and Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love; on the personal front, there's the love of her husband of 30 years and his death in 2001
SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE
Vivid and engaging memoir
WOMAN & HOME
Much more than a career record, this is Dame Judi Dench's wonderfully honest, intimate and witty account of 50 years as Britain's best-loved actress....
LOVEREADING