And Furthermore

  • by Judi Dench
  • Narrated by Samantha Bond
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her 20s as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since, she has played every classic role from Titania (three times, most recently in 2010) to Cleopatra.
She first became a household name via television, thanks initially to a sit-com, A Fine Romance, in which she played alongside the actor Michael Williams, whom she married in 1971.
She has since made eight series of another sit-com, As Time Goes By (with Geoffrey Palmer), as well as plays and classic serials, Middlemarch and Cranford.
In the cinema, her films have ranged from Ladies In Lavender, opposite Maggie Smith, through Notes on a Scandal with Cate Blanchett to Shakespeare in Love, in which she played Queen Elizabeth, a role that gained her a Hollywood Oscar. But it is her role as 'M' in six James Bond films, beginning with Goldeneye in 1995, that has gained her worldwide recognition. This book is, however, much more than a career record.


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A must listen biography

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this biography. Ideal for anyone who has an interest in the theatre and the greats who walk the boards not to mention a big dollop of Dame Judi's dry wit! Pure pleasure.
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- Claire

A Good Listen

If you could sum up And Furthermore in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, enthralling, delightful

What was one of the most memorable moments of And Furthermore?

All of it!

What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

As they are of a similar ilk you could almost hear Judi speaking herself. Expertly executed!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not out loud but I chuckled and smiled. A little saddened but not tearful.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful biography of an exceptional actress. Enjoyed every minute.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2010
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited