Legendary actress DAME Judi Dench has the amazing ability to recall "every word of every play" she has ever performed in.

Veteran British TV presenter and author Melvyn Bragg revealed Dench's uncanny skill at the CHELTENHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL in England on Friday (17OCT03).

Bragg said, "Judi can remember every word of every play she has ever been in, including all SHAKESPEARE.

"If you say to her, for example, 'What about THE TEMPEST?' off she goes."

21/10/2003 13:56