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And Furthermore

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Publisher's Summary

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her 20s as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since, she has played every classic role from Titania (three times, most recently in 2010) to Cleopatra.

She first became a household name via television, thanks initially to a sit-com, A Fine Romance, in which she played alongside the actor Michael Williams, whom she married in 1971.

She has since made eight series of another sit-com, As Time Goes By (with Geoffrey Palmer), as well as plays and classic serials, Middlemarch and Cranford.

In the cinema, her films have ranged from Ladies In Lavender, opposite Maggie Smith, through Notes on a Scandal with Cate Blanchett to Shakespeare in Love, in which she played Queen Elizabeth, a role that gained her a Hollywood Oscar. But it is her role as 'M' in six James Bond films, beginning with Goldeneye in 1995, that has gained her worldwide recognition. This book is, however, much more than a career record.

©2010 Judi Dench (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    Claire Bedford, United Kingdom 15/05/2011
    Claire Bedford, United Kingdom 15/05/2011 Member Since 2010
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    "A must listen biography"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this biography. Ideal for anyone who has an interest in the theatre and the greats who walk the boards not to mention a big dollop of Dame Judi's dry wit! Pure pleasure.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SONICPANDA 20/08/2014
    SONICPANDA 20/08/2014 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up And Furthermore in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, enthralling, delightful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of And Furthermore?

    All of it!


    What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

    As they are of a similar ilk you could almost hear Judi speaking herself. Expertly executed!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not out loud but I chuckled and smiled. A little saddened but not tearful.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful biography of an exceptional actress. Enjoyed every minute.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina Camberley, surrey, United Kingdom 07/02/2011
    Kristina Camberley, surrey, United Kingdom 07/02/2011
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    Shame that the book is read by someone else. I would have preferred Judy's voice. Kristina

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Helga Colyton, United Kingdom 03/10/2012
    Helga Colyton, United Kingdom 03/10/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed"

    I didn't realise that the Book was read by someone other than the great Lady herself. It was a big shock, almost like taking a big bite out of a beautifully ripe strawberry and tasting pickled onion. I gave up after a very short time because I missed Judy Dench, her story lacked the silk of her voice, her nuances and timing. For me this proved to be a waste of money however I would consider buying the written version.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Gentile London UK 17/08/2016
    Michele Gentile London UK 17/08/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful and Inspiring"
    Would you listen to And Furthermore again? Why?

    It was full of humour and from the heart. And from the brain too. Wonderful and beautifully read by Samantha Bond. Funny and intelligent, very humanly told.


    Any additional comments?

    Listeners who thought this was uninteresting must have been listening to something else by accident.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Portsmouth, United Kingdom 29/03/2014
    Amanda Portsmouth, United Kingdom 29/03/2014
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    This book read like a CV, a chronology of roles through the years. It lacked any emotion or personality. I was very disappointed, as I admire Dame Judy Dench as a tremendous actor and expected to gain some insight into the person through this audio book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, United Kingdom 22/12/2010
    James GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, United Kingdom 22/12/2010
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    "Poor show Judi !"

    Narration ? a good Dench impersonator, unintended? Hard to say.

    Content ? Initially I thought this a spoof ...it becomes cloying and annoying....ever so very Jolly Hockeysticks. Who in their 70s still refers to their parents as Mummy & Daddy? if you like listening to the imperious judgemental luvvie-nes of this artist, then this is the book for you. Amazed at what seems like fickle and hypocritical opinions ? e.g. I loathed Mr. X, then one day he helped me and we?ve simply been the best of friends since! We are told that Dench hates audiences knowing WHY she did a role, but she bores with useless info like what she drinks or does before a show. We WANT to know WHY you do a role! For an actor I am amazed at Dench?s limited vocabulary in describing experiences and people ? e.g. overuse of the words ?absolutely? and ?thrilling?.

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful

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