PHOTO CALL: Dame Judi Dench Takes a Breath

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Photo by John Haynes

Dame Judi Dench stars opposite Dame Maggie Smith in David Hare's Breath of Life, opening Oct. 15 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London.

Directed by Howard Davies, whose last success was the Alan Rickman/Lindsay Duncan Private Lives in London and on Broadway, The Breath of Life is about two strong women linked by an absent man — husband to one, lover of the other. The world premiere drama is a hot ticket with the largest advance a straight play has ever earned in the West End.

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— By Christine Ehren