Dame Judi Dench to headline Winchester’s Best of British Festival

Press Release: 03/04/2012

Dame Judi Dench, Patron of the Best of British Festival, Winchester

Dame Judi Dench will be appearing at Guildhall Winchester as the headline act of the Best of British Festival taking place this summer across the District.

When she agreed to become patron of Winchester’s Best of British Festival to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Dame Judi said that she hoped to make an appearance as part of the celebrations. Having completed filming the latest Bond movie, Skyfall, she has confirmed that she will be coming to Guildhall Winchester on Saturday June 9 at 6pm.

Dame Judi will be discussing her recent run of films with Artistic Director of the festival, John Miller. Event-goers can hear about her experience of working with Clint Eastwood when he directed J.Edgar and also behind-the-scenes insights from the recent smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She will also be signing copies of her latest book And Furthermore.

Ellen Simpson, Head of Tourism at Winchester City Council said,

We are absolutely delighted that Dame Judi has made space in her busy schedule to visit Winchester during our Best of British Festival – this reflects the very high calibre of the events in the programme. Demand for tickets is expected to be heavy, so we do recommend booking without delay.”

Tickets for this event can now be booked at the Theatre Royal Box Office, tel: 01962 840 440. For information about the other events see www.bestofbritishfestival.com or see the film at www.youtube.com/visitwinchester