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Judi Dench’s worst audition

Veteran actress Judi Dench says her worst audition was when she was told by a director that she didn't have the "face" for movies.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | March 7, 2015 5:42:21 pm
Judi Dench Despite proving the director wrong, Judi Dench has insisted she will not reveal the name of the man who turned her down.

Veteran actress Judi Dench says her worst audition was when she was told by a director that she didn’t have the “face” for movies.

The ‘Skyfall’ actress is well known for her acting credits in a host of top films but recalled a time where she was told she did not have the right look to be a movie star.

“I went and met (the director) and I was at the Old Vic at the time and he asked me some questions and in those days, you weren’t filmed and he said to me, ‘Well it’s been very nice meeting you but I’m sorry not this film and probably not any film as you have every single thing wrong with your face,” she said at ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’.

“Well I got to do a few films after that so I’m very pleased he was wrong,” she said.

Despite proving the director wrong, the 80-year-old actress has insisted she will not reveal the name of the man who turned her down.

“I can’t because I’ve never, in all of time, since it happened – it was a long time ago – have I said the name of the director but it was for a big film,” she said.

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