"Judy Dench's love of put-on humor, the ruder the better, is legendary. Once while working on a project with writer/director DavidHare, he asked her to embroider something for his mother. She did so, taking special care to conceal inside the homey design an unprintable epithet."
["I sent an e-mail to Kate Winslet," Dench recalled of another practical joke. "I said, 'I hope you don't find Kevin Spacey as difficult as I did (on The Shipping News).' But I haven't heardfrom her. Maybe she didn't realize I was joking."]