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Dame Judi Dench Becomes Oldest Ever British Vogue Cover Star

Dame Judi Dench Becomes Oldest Ever British Vogue Cover Star

Actress and bona fide national treasure Dame Judi Dench has become the oldest ever cover star for British Vogue.

Eighty-five-year-old Dench has made history by appearing on the cover of the June edition of the mag, which has been running for more than 100 years.

Credit: Vogue
Credit: Vogue

Inside Dame Judi opens up about her career, which has spanned almost 60 years, and is quick to insist that she has zero plans to retire anytime soon.

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In fact, when asked about retirement, she told the publication: "No, no, no, no. Don't use that word, Giles. Not in this house. Not in here. Wash your mouth out." Well, that's pretty definitive then.

Much like the rest of the UK, Oscar-winning Dench is currently self-isolating at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

She said: "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."

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She added: "I haven't got my family with me, but we are keeping in touch lots by phone calls and FaceTime.

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"I am disciplining myself to learn all the sonnets. I try to learn something new every day, anything."

Dame Judi has been one of many stars who has thrown her support behind our carers - earlier this week, she popped on a Choose Our Carers charity T-shirt to help raise funds for the NHS Charities Together and the Care Workers Charity.

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Of course, I can't possibly mention Dame Judi Dench, without mentioning the time she rapped along with Lethal Bizzle.

Dench popped along to visit LADbible back in 2018 and was introduced to Bizzle who presented her with her very own 'Stay Dench' hat.

Although she struggled a little bit at first with the line 'anywhere I go gang rolling', eventually she asked Bizzle what it meant. He replied: "Anywhere I go, my friends come with me."

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Dame Judi seemed to like that and got stuck back in, before ending with a spot-on 'POW'.

You can read the full article in the June issue of Vogue, which will be available in shops or via digital download on 7 May.

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