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Judi Dench is my inspiration.  I want to be her.  I had foolishly been hoping to have accomplished that task by August 31, 2009.  I have not.  It's now 2013 and I realize I'm essentially climbing Mt. Everest.  That's why NO ONE and that includes Meryl gets better than DAME JUDI!

Judi Dench is my inspiration. I want to be her. I had foolishly been hoping to have accomplished that task by August 31, 2009. I have not. It's now 2013 and I realize I'm essentially climbing Mt. Everest. That's why NO ONE and that includes Meryl gets better than DAME JUDI!

Judi Dench on Aging: "I'd Rather be Young and Know Nothing"

Judi Dench on Aging: "I'd Rather Be Young and Know Nothing"

At Judi Dench admits she wouldn't mind turning back the clock to relive some of her younger years.

Judi Dench, pant under long top, with scarf, I just love her style .

Presenter Kay Burley gives her answers to our most probing questions

Judi Dench, pant under long top, with scarf, I just love her style .

Over 50 and fabulous: Dame Judi Dench

Kate Middleton has been voted the biggest beauty icon of 2013

Young Helen Mirren and Judi Dench Let Their Hair Down in These Surprising Vintage Images

Young Helen Mirren and Judi Dench Let Their Hair Down in These Surprising Vintage Images

Young Helen Diana Rigg and Judi Dench Let Their Hair Down in These Surprising Vintage Images

Judi Dench draped an earth-toned pashmina over her shoulder during the Britweek 2008 Champagne Launch for a full-on neutral look.

Judi Dench Pashmina

Judi Dench draped an earth-toned pashmina over her shoulder during the Britweek 2008 Champagne Launch for a full-on neutral look.

Judi Dench Photos Photos - A-list celebrities and screen icons leave Cipriani. On the way out of the restaurant Harvey Weinstein confronts a photographer. - A-Listers at Cipriani

Judi Dench Photos Photos: A-Listers at Cipriani

Judi Dench Photos Photos - A-list celebrities and screen icons leave Cipriani. On the way out of the restaurant Harvey Weinstein confronts a photographer. - A-Listers at Cipriani

One of the benefits of being a mature, well-educated woman is that you are not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That’s the power of language and experience. You learn a lot from Shakespeare. ~Dame Judi Dench

One of the benefits of being a mature, well-educated woman is that you are not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That’s the power of language and experience. You learn a lot from Shakespeare. ~Dame Judi Dench

Judi Dench: Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH DBE FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author.

The Kate Upton GQ Magazine GIF Collection

Judi Dench: Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH DBE FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author.

13th Annual Premiere Magazine Dinner Honoring "Women In Film"  BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Dame Judi Dench arrives at the 13th Annual Premiere "Women in Hollywood" at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 20, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dame Judi Dench

13th Annual Premiere Magazine Dinner Honoring "Women In Film" BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Dame Judi Dench arrives at the 13th Annual Premiere "Women in Hollywood" at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 20, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dame Judi Dench

Judi Dench December 2005

PHOTOS: Judi Dench Is a Fashionable Dame

Judi Dench is amazing!

Still stunning at 77! Glamorous Judi Dench, puts her younger co-stars in the shade at film premiere