My Passion For Trees has finally arrived!

When I first learned about My Passion for Trees with Judy Dench, thanks to a Facebook share of a close friend, I was very eager to see the full BBC One feature. Many months went by with futile searches on Amazon Prime and Youtube to finally arrive at the conclusion, there is a conspiracy to keep us from watching the full version of this excellent feature . You may rest assured, I will not give up the hunt.

You may be aware of how fond I am of Dame Judy Dench? There is no single human alive today more graceful and truly (inside/out) beautiful than Judy Dench. This is not to imply she does not have a salty sense of humor shared with fellow actors on set.  The sacred knows the profane.  No one embodies “beginner’s mind” more elegantly and purely than Judy Dench. Judy is widely admired for her acting acumen. A very impressive list of theatre, television and film roles fill up her acting C.V. The most remarkable quality of Dame Judy Dench is how present she is in each moment of this feature. It is evident Judy Dench loves trees and is excited to share this Arboreal passion with us.

 

 

Judi Dench puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in their place | Staged – BBC


 
 
David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans – also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet.

All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series, they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling, and their own egos.


 
What do you think Sam Smith would ask Judi Dench, given the chance? What about Cara Delevingne, Stormzy, Charlize Theron, Naomi Scott, Kate Moss, or her former James Bond co-star, Daniel Craig? To kick off a new “Ask a Legend” series, British Vogue invited all of these famous Judi fans and more to put their burning questions to its inimitable June 2020 cover star. Watch as Dench answers questions from some of the hottest stars on the planet – and see how she reacts to hearing from her old friend Ian McKellen. Find out the actor’s favorite swear word, who would be on the (very short) guest list for her fantasy dinner party, and the question that almost elicited a blush from a star who’s seen it all.

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Judy Dench Films

 


My favorite Judy Dench Films


 


 

How Trees Communicate books