Judi Dench

With a Crack in Her Voice
John Miller
ISBN 9781566491969 (paperback)
Published in May 2001
MSRP $15.95
Judi Dench has for many years been Britain's premier actress, having been names a Dame in 1988. First acclaimed in England in 1960 as the Juliet of her generation in the famous and controversial Franco Zeffireli production, Dame Judi has since triumphed in most of the Shakespearean leads as well as in Chekhov, Shaw, O'Casey, Brecht and Hare. And with an Academy Award nomination in 1998 for her stunning performance as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1999 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love, a 1999 Best Actress Tony Award for her lead role in David Hare's Amy's View on Broadway, and her interpretation of “M” in the last three James Bond films, Dench has quickly become one of America's most respected and sought-after stars.
In this authorized, affectionate biography, the first time she has cooperated in the telling of her story, Dench talks of those who have most influenced her work and her way of life and reflects upon her most illustrious career, including her recent ascent to superstar status in America.

JOHN MILLER has previously collaborated with Sir John Gielgud on his memoirs for radio, television and two subsequent books. His last book was the authorized biography of Sir Ralph Richardson. He has broadcast regularly on historical and theatrical subjects and is a frequent contributor to arts festivals as interviewer and lecturer. He was recently appointed the first Artistic Director of the Winchester Festival.