Judi Dench takes on a classic with her newest role

It’s been a big few weeks for Dame Judi Dench. First she was nominated for an International Emmy award, then

It’s been a big few weeks for Dame Judi Dench.

First she was nominated for an International Emmy award, then it was confirmed she was going to play Queen Victoria in a new film and now there’s more exciting news.

You guessed it, the Dame has another movie role and this time she’s bringing a classic back to life.

Judi has been confirmed as part of the cast of a new remake of the Agatha Christie novel classic, Murder on the Orient Express.

You might remember the original film, which was released in 1974 and starred Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery?

Well, for the new filmĀ Judi has been cast as Princess Dragomiroff.

If that hasn’t got you excited enough, the film is set to feature an all-star cast of some people you love and some you’re probably not a fan of.

Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer are among the cast, as well as Daisy Ridley – who starred in the latest Star Wars film.

If you love the sounds of the film, you’ll still have a bit of a wait on your hands.

Filming is reportedly set to begin in London next month, with no confirmed release date at this stage.

Haven’t seen Murder on the Orient Express?

Well, the film is basically as it’s named.

Agatha Christie’s famous detective Poirot investigates the death of a wealthy American (to be played by Johnny Depp) on board the Orient Express.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Dame Judi Dench in this film?




  1. Patricia Farrugia  

    Who will be playing Poirot? That person will either make or break the movie. Love Dame Judi Dench.

  2. Georgina  

    Dame Judi should stick to Theatre work.

    Her on-screen ‘persona’, in any role, is boring, & bland, IMHO.
    She just doesn’t seem to be able to ‘translate’ from stage to screen.
    In ‘Cranford’, other UK actress, Dame Eileen Atkins, was far superior to Dench.

    And her pathetic attempt to ‘sing’, read: ‘speak’, the song, ‘Send in the Clowns’, several years’ ago, was just agonisingly cringeworthy. Why she ‘accepted’ to do it was beyond belief!

    What a joke getting an Academy Award for a few minutes’ on screen in ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
    The Academy must’ve thought she was going to ‘croak’. Just a ‘sympathy’ award, which means it had ‘no honour’ to it whatsoever.

    Yet our Cate Blanchett missed out on an Academy Award, for her outstanding, & magnificent role in ‘Elizabeth’.
    She deserved, & was robbed of, Best Actress Award, by a very poor performance by another, less qualified, actress.

    I don’t waste money seeing any of Dench’s films.
    Dame Helen Mirren’s acting ability ‘runs rings’ around her!

    • Lee Rowland  

      Oooo! I beg to differ. I think she is absolutely wonderful, love her, just as well we are all different eh! She is different but i cant get enough of her. I’ll be watching! Xxx

    • Gay  

      Chill Georgina!!. All actresses you mentioned have delighted and entertained us, they all have a different presentation and style. Viva the difference.

    • Egan  

      You my dear are in a void. What a bunch of nonsense sorry you cannot tell quality when you see and hear it.

  3. Jean Walker  

    Wow! It’s a good job for actors that we don’t all have the same opinions and taste.

    • Georgina  

      Am entitled to say what I think!

      There’re many, many more British actors’, & actresses’ who are better than she, & I’m only too pleased to pay, & see their films!

  4. sandra keepence  

    Its great news that Judi Dench is going to be in this movie ,to me she is the best ,i have almost everything on dvd that she is in even plays on stage i have been waiting for her to do another movie & i think its great , love her singing Send in the Clowns, i am a big Fan , i do like Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren ,Eileen Atkins also great actresses but to me theres noone bettter than Judi Dench .

    • Georgina  

      You should learn ‘English Grammar’.

      Your above comment’s ‘expression’ is not only incorrect, in the extreme, but it makes ‘no sense’ at all!

      It’s not that difficult to speak, write, & read English!

      BTW, Dench ‘recited’ that song; she did not sing it, because she can’t sing!

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