Acting to the rescue

Acting to the rescue

Judi Dench says acting came to her “rescue” when her husband, Michael Williams, passed away 11 years ago.


Published: Wed 17 Oct 2012, 9:06 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:20 PM

“It came to my rescue, really. I went out to Nova Scotia almost immediately after Michael’s funeral and made The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey for four weeks.

And then I came back and the day after started Iris and did all of that. And then I immediately went back to Canada to finish The Shipping News. And then I was into Pride & Prejudice,” quoted her as saying.

“People, friends, kept saying, ‘You are not facing up to it; you need to face up to it.’ I felt I was - in the acting.

Grief supplies you with an enormous amount of energy. I needed to use that up,” she said.

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