Is there no end to the greatness of Dame Judi Dench? She’s continues as James Bond’s boss, M, in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall, has won 10 BAFTA’s, 7 Laurence Olivier Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globes, an Oscar and a Tony Award. At 77, the year 2011-2012 has been a rather busy one with the release of Jane Eyre, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, My Week with Marilyn, J. Edgar, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the aforementioned Skyfall.
One almost would have thought she would have been named either the Doctor’s new companion for the next installment of Doctor Who or, actually taking Matt Smith’s place for the 50th anniversary year celebration.
Instead, Dame Judi Dench, who has publicly admitted to being an “avid Blue”, has signed on with Everton FC as the honorary patron of the club’s charity, Everton in the Community. For a minute, you thought I was going to say she was signed to help out Leighton Baines with a bit of scoring, didn’t you?
While she might be the newest ‘public’ Evertonian, the longtime avid Blue, Dame Dench said: “I was truly honoured to be offered the chance to become involved in such a special charity and at my football club. I am excited to be able to represent a charity, which continues to push social boundaries and help so many people across Merseyside and beyond.”
Having just returned from the BBC Showcase in Liverpool and watching Liverpool FC win the Carlingt Cup, it’s hard not to adopt the Reds from 5000 miles away. On the other hand, this is Dame Judi Dench we’re talking about. Is it time to make the switch to Blue? You tell me.
Personally, I can’t wait for tomorrow to see what Dame Judi Dench is doing next.