quote by Dawn French

I want to do something where I play Judi Dench's younger sister or daughter.

— Dawn French

Most Powerful Judi Dench quotations

I tried to find a rhythm, and I stopped comparing myself to anybody else.

One of the great phrases for me is "Compare and despair." If I compare myself to Kate Middleton or Dame Judi Dench, I'm going to come out at the bottom and be sad.

When I said there was only one Judy Dench, I was, of course, referring to myself.

Look at Judi Dench, who's brilliant in whatever bloody job she does.

Judi Dench is incredible. She takes acting to another level. She is a thorough professional. She is always smiling and cheerful. She painstakingly rehearses with co-stars and allows you to be natural.

If I am able to carry on modeling, I'll be very happy to, but my passion is definitely in music and acting. I would love to do what Meryl Streep is doing. Her or Judi Dench, or maybe Charlize Theron as well.

I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.

I regard myself as an actress but, obviously, not in the Dame Judi Dench league.

That isn't a problem because I don't think we are ever likely to be up for the same part!

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.

I worked with Judi Dench in Cranford.

She's not at all starry, she's very easy and funny to be around, but I had such an enormous respect and regard for her before I met her that I was quite starstruck.

Alan Bennett and Judi Dench are amazingly talented people who don't let you down when you meet them.

There was this book that Judi Dench wrote that said there was a moment where, before an actor can be this or be that, the actor must simply be. I thought that to have absolute presence was to absorb everything that’s thrown at you.

I love Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as well.

They're all wonderful and they're very inspiring.

When youre a young English person who wants to be an actress and you have dreams, you dream of being Vanessa Redgrave or Judi Dench.

There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain.