WNET Channel 13 will feature Tony and Academy Award-winning Best Actress Dame Judi Dench every Saturday night when the British comedy "As Time Goes By" returns to the airwaves June 12. "As Time Goes By" is the story of lovers Lionel and Jean, who are separated by war and thirty-eight years, then reunited. Dench plays a widow running a secretorial agency who suddenly finds herself face-to face with her long-lost love (Geoffrey Palmer), a divorced ex-army officer and coffee planter.
Dench is currently appearing on Broadway in David Hare's Amy's View for which she won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. As Queen Elizabeth in "Shakespeare in Love," Dench won a 1999 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other film work includes "M" in the most recent James Bond movies, Mistress Quickly in Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" and her Oscar-nominated role as another queen (Victoria) in 1997's "Mrs. Brown." She had not been seen on Broadway since a 1958 U.S. tour with the Old Vic Theatre Company.
"As Time Goes By" airs at 8:30 PM on WNET Channel 13. For further information, visit WNET on the web at http://www.wnet.org.
-- By Christine Ehren