As the old saying goes, ‘there’s nothing like a dame’, and Dame Judi Dench proved that sentiment to be true on Sunday as she made a glamorous appearance at the Mallorca Film Fest in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The 86-year-old showed off her laid-back sense of style as she stepped out in a pair of breezy beige chiffon trousers and a matching cardigan. She finished off the outfit with a loose-fitting, white t-shirt, sandals, silver bangles and a colourful clutch. Meanwhile, her white locks were styled in her signature cropped hairstyle.
The British actress was accompanied by her husband David Mills who coordinated in a matching beige outfit. The conservationist wore a relaxed suit jacket and pants combo matched with a white button-up, beige shoes and a brown belt.
Queen Letizia of Spain was also pictured at the event, and even posed for a photo with the dame. The 48-year-old was the picture of elegance in a navy-blue dress, which fell effortlessly around her small frame. She paired the outfit with gold heels, a navy-blue clutch and wore her hair up in a low bun.
The rare outing comes almost a year after Oscar-winning actress opened up about being called a national treasure. Speaking to former Doctor Who star David Tennant on his podcast David Tennant Does a Podcast With… in September last year, Dench admitted that she “loathes” being called a national treasure because it implies old age. Discussing the public’s adoration for Dench, Tennant asked: “Do you not feel a pressure to be a national treasure?”
“I loathe those words, I loathe them,” the 007 star replied at the time. “It’s something very, very dusty isn’t it, behind a glass and in a corner. It’s a relic and I don’t want to be a relic.”
Tennant then asked Dench whether she feels “notions like that” get in the way of acting to which she replied: “I hate to play parts that are expected. If a part comes through and it’s some old person dying in a chair, I think ‘Oh no, no. Please not that’. I want to play somebody who you think is a benign old lady sitting in a chair, in actual fact she’s bumping people off.”