Dame Judi Dench Is Afraid Of The Dark

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Unlike many people her age, the amazing Dame Judi Dench, who's 76, is not thinking about retiring:

Why don't I want to retire? Because if I retire I think I should fall over. You've got to keep learning. I think everybody should take the time to recite two lines of something every day. I've also just taken up sudoku-–bloody difficult, isn't it.

And while she may seem fearless, it's nice to know that even the mighty Ms. Dench has a few things that scare her:

I'm very frightened of worms, ever since one jumped into my sandal when I was a little girl. I can get on with a snake, just not worms. And I hate the dark; I used to get claustrophobic in the cinema.


This much I know: Judi Dench [Guardian]

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I'm also scared of worms, since when I was a little girl a couple of boys in my class used to line up and throw worms at you as you were trying to get into school. I have no problems with spiders, snakes, really any creature but I instinctively flinch at worms. Curses, traumatic childhood experiences!