Dench no longer able to read scripts

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DAME Judi Dench has re­vealed her eye­sight has be­come so “ap­palling” she has to be taught scripts and can­not read or watch TV.

The 82- year- old ac­tress said both her eyes were now af­fected by mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion and that doc­tors“can’t do any­thing” to help her.

Dur­ing a talk in Lon­don, Dame Judi strug­gled to make out mem­bers of the au­di­ence ask­ing ques­tions and re­ferred to her poor eye­sight on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

“I can’t read at all now, not at all. So some­one has to teach me the script now.

“For in­stance, if eight ac­tors were go­ing to come in here to read you a son­net, they would have one piece of pa­per and I would have 14. It’s very dif­fi­cult.”

And when the is­sue of nu­dity on TV was later raised, she replied: “You ask the wrong per­son be­cause I can’t see.”

When Dame Judi re­vealed she had the con­di­tion in 2012, it af­fected one eye, but she con­firmed this week it had since spread to the other. – Daily Mail

Dame Judi Dench

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