Christmas with Judi Dench

Cover photo by Sarah Dunn.

Cover photo by Sarah Dunn.

It was in the Slightly Foxed December newsletter that I first saw mention of this wonderful CD. “Given for Christmas” is a selection of Christmas-themed prose and poetry, read by a stellar cast of British actors and recorded at St Paul’s and Westminster Cathedrals. Dame Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton, Sam West, and Eileen Atkins are just some of the well-known (and well-loved) actors who lent their voices to these readings.

To my utter dismay, however, the CD is sold out on the Cancer Research UK website. I hope there is another way of getting my hands on it because “I wants it, my precious!”

© Florence Berlioz 2013

About Miss Darcy's Library

I love books - buying books, reading books, discussing books, and generally admiring them from all angles (except the e-book). I also love tea, roses, and my dogs, and seldom pass up an opportunity to slip them into the conversation.
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6 Responses to Christmas with Judi Dench

  1. litlove says:

    Ebay, maybe? Or other marketplace sellers on amazon? Never give up – you’ll get your copy!

  2. helen says:

    Merry Christmas, Florence, and a happy new year to you!

  3. The American Screen Actor’s Guild has posted some really interesting conversations with many of the people you list, on YouTube. Fascinating hearing them talk about how they go about their work. The Patrick Stewart one is excellent, particularly at the end where someone asks him for acting tips and he suddenly flips from convivial into focused!

  4. Thank you for this, Victoria! How funny Ian McKellen is!

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