Judi Dench, 85, Is British Vogue’s Oldest Cover Star In History
Award-winning actress Judi Dench, 85, has become the oldest person on the cover British Vogue.
She can be seen in the magazine’s June edition, and Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief called her “one of the nation’s most beloved citizens” in an Instagram post from last Monday.
“I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see Dame Judi Dench, the unassailable queen of stage and screen, starring on her first Vogue cover at the age of 85,” he wrote.
Dench is an Oscar-winning actress who is known for playing in widely-successful motion pictures such as “Shakespeare In Love,” “Notes On A Scandal,” and “Skyfall.”
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Introducing the June 2020 issue of #BritishVogue where Dame Judi Dench, at 85, makes history as the oldest person ever to star on the cover of Vogue. Before the coronavirus pandemic forced the world into lockdown, @GilesHattersley visited her home in deepest Surrey to discuss everything from why retirement is completely out of the question, to how she has become a social media phenomenon – without being on social media herself. Click the link in bio to read the interview and see the full story in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download on Thursday 7 May. #JudiDench wears a trench coat by @DolceGabbana. Photographed by @Nick_Knight and styled by @KPhelan123, with hair by @SamMcKnight1, make-up by @TheValGarland, nails by @MikePocock and set design by @TomoTattle.
Her photoshoot was made at the beginning of March, just before the United Kingdom introduced its coronavirus lockdown.
“I am sure I feel like everyone else, such unprecedented times are quite hard to comprehend,” she told the magazine.
“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,” she added.
During the lockdown, the actress went viral for a video recorded by her daughter back in March.
Message from Ma… pic.twitter.com/3ExqvA5tvY
— Finty williams (@finty_williams) March 18, 2020
In the Vogue interview, Dench talks about her life in Surrey and her distaste for the word “retirement.”
She is wearing Dolce & Gabbana on the cover, which was made by photographer Nick Knight.
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In uncertain times, Dame Judi Dench is comfort personified. Now in her ninth decade, and one of the most celebrated actors of a generation, as well as a national treasure, she is still a firm fixture on Hollywood’s A-list. For the June 2020 issue of @BritishVogue, the star gets candid with @GilesHattersley to discuss romance and marriage, her impressive accolades, and the art of aging gracefully. Read the full interview in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Thursday 7 May. #JudiDench wears a coat by #GiorgioArmaniPrivé and dress by @_LA_Collection_. Photographed by @Nick_Knight and styled by @KPhelan123, with hair by @SamMcKnight1, make-up by @TheValGarland
Her daughter Finty Williams says:
“After the photoshoot, she came back literally thinking she was Beyoncé.”
Vogue magazine has existed for more than 125 years, with its British edition launching in 1916.
See Vogue’s video in which Dame Judi Dench answers questions from her most famous fans in the link below.
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