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Dame Judi Dench's Late Husband Persuaded Her To Take Bond Role

Dame Judi Dench was persuaded to take a role in 'James Bond' by her late husband.The 86-year-old actress played M across seven Bond movies between 1995 and 2012 and revealed that she would never have...

Dame Judi Dench To Star In Movie Adaptation Of Alan Bennett Play

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi will star in a movie adaptation of Alan Bennett's last play.The veteran actor will appear together in hospital drama 'Allelujah!' in an adaptation of the 87-year-old writer's most...

Alan Bennett Enjoys Hitchcock-esque Cameo In The Lady In The Van

Bennett, who adapted the screenplay from his own book about his experiences with an enigmatic homeless lady who lived in a van parked on his property in London, cycles into view in the...

Alan Bennett Avoided Talking About Sexuality To Avoid Gay Label

British screenwriter Alan Bennett refused to reveal his sexuality for most of his career so he wasn't put in a "pigeonhole" by critics.The History Boys creator avoided discussing his personal relationships when asked by journalists,...

Alan Bennett Didn't Want Gay Label, "I Wanted To Be My Own Man"

Alan Bennett has explained how he guarded his sexuality for much of his career to avoid being pigeonholed as a gay playwright. Bennett, one of Britain's most respected writers, is best known for The History...

The History Boys Voted Britain's Favourite Play

Alan Bennett's lauded drama The History Boys has been voted Britain's most beloved play.The show, about a group of teenagers preparing for their university entry exams, topped a new poll by bosses at the English...

Dominic Cooper Misses Sharing Home With James Corden

Dominic Cooper misses being woken up by a naked James Corden every day.The British actors used to share a flat in London's exclusive Primrose Hill area, and although the pair moved out because their lives...

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