Sunday, June 30, 2013
Dame Judi Dench takes pals to meet the wildlife lover she could wed (TELEGRAPH) By Richard Eden7:22AM BST 30 Jun 2013
Dame Judi Dench's 30-year marriage to Michael Williams was just as successful in real life as it was on screen in the hit Eighties sitcom A Fine Romance. Friends of the 78-year-old actress say she may now be ready for a second wedding.
Dame Judi has been courting David Mills, 70, a conservationist, for three years. This week, she is to take her fellow stars of the recent West End play Peter and Alice on a visit to the British Wildlife Centre, which Mills runs.
“I am going to go with the rest of the Peter and Alice cast,” Ben Whishaw tells Mandrake at the Evian Suite at Wimbledon.
“Her partner has a wildlife sanctuary in Surrey, so we are going to visit her there. All of us. It’s not far from where she lives on the Surrey / Sussex border.”
Williams died of lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 65.
Last year, Dame Judi spoke about the macular degeneration that she suffered, for which she has been treated with injections into the eye.
“It was amazing how she carried on stage with her eye problem,” says Whishaw, 32, who played Q to Dench’s M in the James Bond film Skyfall. “ You would never know that she had it, and she never talked about it. “She is such a trouper and professional.”
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