A few weeks ago, I sat down to write a letter to one of my personal heroes, Dame Judi Dench. I kept it short as I’m sure she gets many letters, though I could have written much more. I simply stated that I believed her to be the greatest actress of our time, of both the stage and screen. I have been moved deeply by her art. I also noted how much I enjoyed her jovial spirit as written in the anecdotes of the John Miller biographies, as well as her genuine affection for her fellow artists. I tried not to make it too flowery. She simply IS.
Today, I received a signed photograph from DJD in the mail! I just adore her. This has made my life.