Dame Judi honoured in Europe
Sunday 07 December 2008
Actress Dame Judi Dench has been honoured by the European film industry when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
She was given the accolade by the European Film Academy at the 21st European Film Awards in Copenhagen for what the Academy called "her outstanding body of work".
It praised her rise to international fame for screen roles such as Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, Iris Murdoch in the film Iris and James Bond's boss M.
It also referred to successes such as Shakespeare in Love, Notes on a Scandal and Ladies in Lavender.
Other British successes included Kristin Scott Thomas - European Actress for I've Loved You So Long - and Steve McQueen's film Hunger, about the 1981 IRA hunger strike, which won the European Discovery award.
British singer Marianne Faithfull was among those selected to present awards.
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