'Can't see': Dame Judi Dench suffers from macular degeneration

According to "The Sun", actress Judi Dench (87) spoke about a serious physical impairment from which she suffers.

'Can't see': Dame Judi Dench suffers from macular degeneration

According to "The Sun", actress Judi Dench (87) spoke about a serious physical impairment from which she suffers. In an interview due to be broadcast on BBCTwo next week, the star revealed she has severe macular degeneration in both eyes. "I'm not doing much at the moment because I can't see. It's bad," the site quoted in advance from the interview.

Accordingly, it is no longer possible for her to write and read due to the incurable disease of the retina, which affects the central point of sharpest vision. However, the 87-year-old Oscar winner does not think about the end of her six-decade career: "I don't want to retire." Dench is optimistic that the fact that she is no longer able to read the scripts will not stop her.

"I have to teach myself a new way of learning. I have a photographic memory. If a person tells me, 'This is your text', I can do it. And I have many people who can help me."

The Commander of the Order of the British Empire recently proved that Judi Dench has lost none of her will to fight in relation to the fifth season of "The Crown". What makes her commitment with the new knowledge all the more impressive: Despite her visual impairment, she wrote an open letter to the newspaper "The Times" in which she criticized the Netflix series. The portrayal of the British royal family in the TV show is "cruelly unfair," says the actress.

In the post, Dench also found that the closer the series gets to the present day, the more willing the makers seem to "blur the lines between historical accuracy and clumsy sensationalism." The open letter came just before the start of season five of The Crown, which will premiere on Netflix November 9.

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