By REBECCA DAVISON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 16:07 EST, 2 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:15 EST, 2 May 2016
Dame Judi Dench plays Benedict Cumberbatch's mother, Cecily Duchess of York in the BBC Two's King Richard III period drama Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses, which is set to air on May 7.
The 81-year-old poses alongside Keeley Hawes, who plays Elizabeth and Phoebe Fox, who plays Anne in a new still from the BBC's collection of Shakespearean adaptations which celebrates the author 400 years following his death and his 800th birthday.
The story will follow Richard III's spiral into madness and will chart his life from when he was a child.
Judi was personally requested to take up the role by Benedict back in 2014 at the Hay Festival.
According to the Independent, she was being interviewed by TV and theatre director Richard Eyre when Benedict asked her to take the part.
Perfect for the role: Keeley cuts a regal figure as Edward IV's wife Queen Elizabeth
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