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S24.E15: Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Anthony Joshua, Noomi Rapace, Greg Davies, Claire Richards

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Graham is joined by Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh, who star as Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare in All Is True, world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, Swedish star Noomi Rapace, who stars in new action thriller Close, and Greg Davies, who talks about the new series of Cuckoo. With music from Claire Richards, who performs These Wings. 

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Noomi Rapace was dressed remarkably normally for the show. On the red carpet she's kind of a Noted Kook (™ the Fug Girls).

The affection between Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh was so great to see.

Everyone but Greg Davies looked positively petite next to Anthony Joshua. Hee. Joshua is so charistmatic. I always enjoy his visits.

Noomi is no slouch at physicality, so I was a little miffed she wasn't involved in the contest at all.

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I am extremely disappointed that Dench is rhyming slang for stench. I mean, it's super logical (hee!).  But still upsetting. Everything about DJD should connote every thing awesome and national treasure. 

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Ken and Judi also have a 30+ year history together to draw from, which is incredibly sweet.  When you see how people hold onto her as they walk together, you realize how bad her eyesight has become.  😞

  I love that for this last film her agent told her Ken wanted to come talk with her about a part and she replied tell him not to come and I’ll do it.

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On 2/13/2019 at 7:12 PM, Crs97 said:

Kenneth and Judi have the loveliest relationship.  They clearly think the world of each other; I especially love how protective he is of her.

There's a story she tells in her memoir of when they were performing on stage together. She injured herself and had to perform one night either on crutches or from a chair (I forget which), and the audience gave her pluck a standing ovation. Underneath the sound of the crowd, KB escorted her down center and said in mock irritation, "That's for you, you m***** gimp!" Which of course cracked Judi all the way up.

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IIRC, she also tells a story that the first time they worked together (on Ghosts I think), the director made them leave for the day because they kept making each other laugh during a dinner scene.  

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