Theatrical dame, movie royalty – Judi Dench is a bona fide national treasure. No one can argue with that. Other than Dench herself, of course – she recently demanded no one call her, as she put it, “a fucking national treasure”. But that’s beside the point. As a fucking national treasure, we tend to think we’ve got her all figured out, we feel like we know her, or at least wish we did.
But she’s been around long enough to know never to be too predictable. Like that time she got her first tattoo aged 81.
And now, she seems to be turning back the years with a few new hobbies. It was recently revealed that rather than keep herself busy with say, a crossword or a sudoku, as one might expect, she instead carries with her that bastion of year 5 coolness and must-have gadget of 2017, a fidget spinner. Then, when we thought she couldn’t get more en vogue, she appeared in a (now viral) video alongside grime star Lethal Bizzle, in which they’re wearing matching Dench-emblazoned caps and he’s teaching her how to rap.
After an impressive performance, her Wikipedia page was briefly updated to refer to her as the actress, author and UK grime artist Judi Dench.
Tabard has heard that she has since been spotted vaping, queuing outside Nando’s and Instagramming her fidget spinner tricks. As I said, a national treasure.
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