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Judi Dench of 'Shakespeare in Love' Becomes 'Vogue' Magazine's Oldest Cover Star Ever

Olowokandi Fiyin
May 06, 2020
06:00 P.M.
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85-year-old Dame Judi Dench has become the oldest woman ever to grace the cover of the British Vogue in its 104-year existence.

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85-year-old Dame Judi Dench once again made history when she became the oldest woman to be on the cover of the British Vogue in its 104-year existence.

Dame Judy Dench attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Dame Judy Dench attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

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According to Daily Mail, the iconic actress would be gracing the cover of the magazine’s June edition after almost six decades in the industry.

[Judi Dench] featured in her grandson, Sam William‘s TikTok video where she danced along to Yung Gravy’s “Cheryl.”

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Through a glimpse at the headshot, which was shared via British Vogue’s Instagram page, Dame Judi looked flawless as she posed in a floral high-necked blouse with her silver hair styled into a textured do.

British Vogue followed that post with a clip that showed the “James Bond” star fielding questions from other celebrities such as Stormzy, Sam Smith, Kate Moss, Laverne Cox, and Reese Witherspoon.

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After nearly 50,000 views from fans, the comment section was bombarded with compliments on how beautiful the actress looked.

Before her journey to fame began, Dame Judi studied at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art in London. In 1957, she gave her first critically acclaimed performance, as Ophelia in the Old Vic production of “Hamlet.”

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The following year, the 85-year-old star made her Broadway debut in the Twelfth Night and by 1977, her performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Macbeth,” earned her a Laurence Olivier Award.

The recognition came from the Society of West End Theatre Managers which is now known as the Society of London Theatre.

While she also made a mark on television and films, the two most notable TV shows she ever did, according to Britannica, were “A Fine Romance” and “As Time Goes By.”

Dame Judi Dench at the 21st British Independent Film Awards on December 2, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Dame Judi Dench at the 21st British Independent Film Awards on December 2, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

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As it turned out, her career isn’t the only thing that Dame Judi has going for her as People recently reported that she featured in her grandson, Sam William‘s TikTok video where she danced along to Yung Gravy’s “Cheryl.”

With the “Shakespeare in Love” star’s appearance on British Vogue, the June edition will mostly join the long list of Vogue’s collectible covers.

According to the magazine’s site, the May 2011 edition that featured Natalia Vodianova, Lara Stone, and Freja Beha Erichsen as separate cover stars was a memorable one.

Dame Judi Dench at Burlington Arcade on November 12, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Dame Judi Dench at Burlington Arcade on November 12, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Another iconic cover was made when the British model, Twiggy, appeared on the first of her two Vogue covers in October 1967, which was photographed by Ronald Traeger.

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