Judi Dench receives COVID-19 vaccine
I had one a week ago so I think my next is something like 11 weeks time, thats a great start Dench told BBC News.Last year, the Skyfall star spent a lot of her time in quarantine featuring on her 23-year-old grandson Sam Williams Tik Tok page, with the duo participating in a number of socially distanced and virtual dances.Dench, who shot a film for her Murder on the Orient Express director Kenneth Branagh during the coronavirus pandemic, said it was a huge relief to work amid these testing times.I was going to film something which has been postponed.PTI | London | Updated: 14-01-2021 20:41 IST | Created: 14-01-2021 20:41 IST
Veteran actor Judi Dench on Thursday said she has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The 86-year-old star said she was vaccinated ''a week ago'', adding she will have her next dose in a few months.
''I have (had the coronavirus vaccine). I had one a week ago so I think my next is something like 11 weeks' time, that's a great start!'' Dench told BBC News.
Last year, the ''Skyfall'' star spent a lot of her time in quarantine featuring on her 23-year-old grandson Sam Williams' Tik Tok page, with the duo participating in a number of socially distanced and virtual dances.
Dench, who shot a film for her ''Murder on the Orient Express'' director Kenneth Branagh during the coronavirus pandemic, said it was a ''huge relief'' to work amid these testing times.
''I was going to film something which has been postponed. I was, during this time, able to film with Kenneth Branagh, who wrote and directed a film about his childhood in Belfast... We were all incredible lines to each other, taking every precaution.
''Everybody wore masks and everything. So we were well looked after. It was a huge relief to do something and it was exciting too at that time. Otherwise you wake up and think, 'What is the thing I will do today' and try to get something done,'' the actor added.
She joins famous names like naturalist-broadcaster David Attenborough (94), actors Joan Collins (87), Brian Blessed (84), Ian McKellen (81) and singer Tom Jones (80) who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Frontline health and social care workers and the elderly are among the first to receive the vaccine in the country.
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