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I can hardly believe that it is more than half a century since I first stepped on to the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and into a way of life that has brought me the most rewarding professional relationships and friendships. I cannot imagine now ever doing anything else with my life except acting…” – Judi Dench

From London’s glittering West End to Broadway’s bright lights, from her Academy Award-winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to “M” in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time. She made her professional acting debut in 1957 with England’s Old Vic theatre company playing Ophelia in Hamlet , Katherine in Henry V (her New York debut), and then, Juliet. In 1961, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anya in The Cherry Orchard with John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft. In 1968, she went beyond the classical stage to become a sensation as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, adding musical comedy to her repertoire. Over the years, Dench has given indelible performances in the classics as well as some of the greatest plays and musicals of the twentieth century, including Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Kaufman and Hart’s The Royal Family, and David Hare’s Amy’s View (for which she won the Tony Award). Recently, she made a triumphant return to A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Titania, a role she first played in 1962, now played as a theatre-besotted Queen Elizabeth I. Her film career has been filled with unforgettable performances of some unforgettable women: Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, the terrifying schoolteacher Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal. and the writer Iris Murdoch in Iris. And, for the BBC, Dench created another unforgettable woman when she brought her great comic timing and deeply felt emotions to the role of Jean Pargetter in the long-running BBC series As Time Goes By.

And Furthermore is, however, more than the story of a great actress’s career. It is also the story of Judi Dench’s life: her early days as a child in a family that was in love with the theatre; her marriage to actor Michael Williams; the joy she takes in her daughter, the actress Finty Williams, and her grandson, Sammy. Filled with Dench’s impish sense of humor and diamond-sharp intelligence, And Furthermore is the audiobook every fan of the great Judi Dench will cherish.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Amy | 5/12/2011

    " This was a bit of an abbreviated memoir, but it was still full of great stories and the amazing list of legendary actors that she's worked with. Super quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Kathleen | 4/29/2011

    " A compendium of information on Judi's professional life divided chronologically. Full of her spirit, told in her voice, delightful... especially if the reader spent a lot of time enjoying her early days in the theater. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Stephanie | 4/27/2011

    " Like reading a timeline. Painfully dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Saralyn | 4/25/2011

    " I loved the chatty tone of this book. I've admired Dame Judi Dench for a number of years now, so it was a fun read for me. I loved hearing a little bit about her marriage and about some of the people she worked with. "

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About the Author

Dame Judi Dench is an English film, stage, and television actor. She has received many award nominations for her acting in theater, film, and television, including eleven BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. In addition to her extensive acting career, she has also lent her voice to several children’s audio books and in 2008 became the voice for the updated Walt Disney World Epcot attraction Spaceship Earth. 

About the Narrator

Samantha Bond is best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in several James Bond films, including Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, and GoldenEye. Her many television credits include Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders, Rumpole of the Bailey, and Downton Abbey. She is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has appeared in multiple performances on Broadway and London’s West End. She starred opposite Dame Judi Dench in David Hare’s award-winning play Amy’s View at the Royal National Theatre. Her audiobook credits include reading works by Agatha Christie and John Milton.