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Judi Dench hitches a ride on the Indian set of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
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By HANNA FLINT
PUBLISHED: 02:56 EST, 16 January 2014 | UPDATED: 04:19 EST, 16 January 2014
Dame Judi Dench gave the Golden Globes a miss this year, despite her nomination, because she was back on set to film the sequel to British-Indian comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The award-winning actress was given a ride on to the Jaipur set where she got ready to film scenes as hotel resident Evelyn, with returning cast members Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle.
But soon Judi, 79, will be welcoming American actor Richard Gere, who was recently announced as the latest addition to the cast.
But with only one vacancy left in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, Richard's character is pit against another would-be guest, played by Tamsin Greig, for the room.
John Madden returns to the director's chair with Bill Nighy also set to reprise his role.