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Judi Dench At 85 Becomes Oldest British Vogue Cover Person

British Vogue cover of June 2020 featuring Judi Dench (Image: Nick Knight, Vogue)

The British edition of the Vogue magazine has put renown actress Judi Dench on the cover of their June issue. This made the 85 years old British actress the eldest person to appear on British Vogue’s cover in it’s history of 104 years.

Previously 81 years old American actress Jane Fonda was holding the record. Fonda was on 2019 September’s cover along with a bunch of other female celebrities.

The photo of Judi Dench used on this June edition cover of Vogue was taken before the lockdown was implemented in Britain due to coronavirus pandemic. However the interview she gave in it was taken during lockdown days.

Judi was talking about her self-isolation at her Surrey home in South-Eastern England. She said about the situation, “I am sure I feel like everyone else, such unprecedented times are quite hard to comprehend.”

“What is a good thing is that it has made people aware of the predicament of others who are completely alone.”

“If a great deal of kindness comes out of this, then that will be a plus.”

Judi Dench recently participated with other celebs in a fundraising program for the frontliners who are risking their lives most to save the others.

During the lockdown period, Judi Dench has become a social media star too, although she doesn’t have any account in any of the social platforms.

But videos of Judi’s various activities posted by her family and friends have made her a social media celeb. Sometimes she is seen reciting rhyme with Gyles Brandreth promoting washing hands to prevent covid-19, sometimes seen dancing with grandson to a rap song for TikTok video.

In the Vogue interview, Judi Dench also talked about the future of James Bond. Judi has played the powerful character of intelligence service chief ‘M’ in few films of the franchise. As Daniel Craig, the current Bond, has announced his retirement from the role after the upcoming Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’, speculations have been growing whether now it’s time for a female to portray the character of 007.

Judi Dench clearly opposed the thought, saying Young Fleming, the creator of James Bond wouldn’t be in favor of this. Judi commented, if a woman plays the role, the name of the character, as well as the entire series has to be changed!

Still actively active in acting at the age of 85, Judi Dench in another question clearly dismisses any possibility of her retirement in near future.