Your morning heart-starter: Five surprising facts about Judi Dench

Judi Dench has enjoyed decades of success. Source: Getty.

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Test your memory with these bits of trivia about Judi Dench. How many of them did you know?

  1. She’s rumoured to have had “JD loves HW” tattooed on her bum, dedicated to now-shamed Hollywood producerHarvey Weinstein. She’s always refused to confirm she has the tattoo though, joking that it will remain a secret between the two of them.
  2. While she’s hugely famous in the acting industry, she’s also an excellent singer, and first showed off her vocals in the 1968 musical ‘Cabaret’.
  3. She’s the third person to have played M in the James Bond series of movies, but was voted the the favourite of Baby Boomers who’d seen all three Ms in action.
  4. She grew up as a Quaker in her teenage years, and is proud of her strong faith, saying: “I was sent to a Quaker boarding school”.
  5. Dench’s first acting role was as a snail in a school play when she was just five years old.

How many of these did you know?

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