“I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Dame Judi Dench, the unassailable queen of stage and screen, star of her first Vogue cover at the age of 85,” he wrote.
Dench is an iconic actor famous for his roles in “Shakespeare In Love” and in the James Bond film “Skyfall”.
Dench has become a kind of national treasure in the United Kingdom. Credit: Dominic Lipinski / PA Images / Getty Images
Dench was photographed for the June issue in early March, before a blockade was introduced in the UK.
“I’m sure I feel like everyone else, so unprecedented times are difficult enough to understand,” Dench told the magazine.
“The good thing is that it made people aware of the situation of others who are completely alone,” he added. “If a great kindness comes out of this, then it will be an advantage.”
In the interview, he talks about life in his Surrey home and his dislike of the word “retirement”.
Vogue has been around for over 125 years, with its British edition launched in 1916.
There have been many attempts by Vogue – and it’s its British counterpart – to apparently challenge conventional beauty standards.
Edward Enninful (center) at New York Fashion Week. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
Enninful took over the leadership of British Vogue in August 2017.
The former Ghanaian-born model, raised in London, is the first male and non-white publisher in the history of the magazine, and has led an attempt to make the magazine more diverse.
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