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Judi Dench never expected an Oscar

IANS | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 05:30

Los Angeles: Veteran actress Judi Dench never thought that she will win an Oscar as she was told that she will never become a star and was advised to stick to theatres.

Dench is nominated in the best actress category at the 86th Academy Award for her role in "Philomena" after previously scooping a best supporting actress award in 1999 for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare In Love".

The 79-year-old admits the possibility of landing an Oscar nomination, let alone winning, never crossed her mind, reports

"I was told very early on that I would never make films and I settled for that. I was a theatre actor and films didn`t come into my thinking or anything. It has all changed very much since `Mrs Brown` (for which she was nominated for an Oscar in 1998). So, now I do more films than I do work in the theatre. So, an Oscar is something I never considered," Dench told Britain`s The Times.

First Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 05:30
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