Top 5 gender-switched roles Judi Dench should do
She's just joined the cast of the Cats film, but here's five shows we'd love to see Judi Dench take on
Judi Dench has just joined the cast of Tom Hooper's upcoming Cats film, playing the character of Deuteronomy in a gender-flipped piece of casting. With that in mind, we've picked five other gender-flipped roles we'd love to see Dench take on.
We all need a bit of Hamlet the Dame in our lives! Dench took on the role in a fun little skit for the RSC's Shakespeare Live! event a few years back, and we'd love to see her do a full-blown version.
4. King George III in Hamilton
You'll be back time after time if Judi Dench was playing a lead role in Hamilton! Michael Jibson is nothing short of a scene-stealer, but seeing as Dench is theatre royalty it's only fair that she has a fair shot at playing King George...
3. Billy Flynn in Chicago
Dench could quite easily lend her silky smooth voice to the coy trickster Billy Flynn, with a couple of scene-stealing numbers to display her performing talents.
2. Willy Lowman in Death of a Salesman
More like DENCH of a Salesman! Playing the beleaguered, ailing salesman as he slowly reach the end of his life would be a brilliant experience. Plus, as far as we can tell Dench has never taken on a Miller play, so now seems about the right time to get started!
1. Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof
If she were a rich M! The James Bond star would be a snug fit for Tevye, who is the patriarch of a family forced to move home. Having played the leader of MI6 in the spy franchise, a leader of a family should be a walk in the park!