1. Dame Judi Dench Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-12-08
    Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench was honoured over the weekend at the European Film Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark, reports the BBC News.

    Dame Judi, who was most recently seen on the big screen as ‘M’ in her sixth James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, received the ceremony’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution in film.

    ‘I’m completely overwhelmed,’ said the nine-time BAFTA winner Dame Judi, before saying ‘thank you for your kindness’ in Danish.

    The award was presented to her by Casino Royale co-star Mads Mikkelsen (who portrayed Le Chiffre in the film). Dame Judi joked: ‘I do hope Mads doesn’t expect some inside information about 007.’

    She went on to state that she had some ‘Danish blood somewhere’ in her family and had always wanted to come to Denmark.

    ‘We arrived yesterday and we go tomorrow,’ she said. ‘But I can assure you it is just the first of, I hope, very many visits. It is an incredible thing to receive this award and I’m truly grateful.’

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