Oscar-winning English actress Dame Judi Dench is currently in Sabah, Malaysia to shoot a BBC documentary by one of the world’s leading documentary film makers and producers, Anthony Geffen.
This is not Dench’s first time working with the British director. She previously worked with Geffen on another BBC Special documentary titled “Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees” in 2017.
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This week we were lucky enough to catch a preview of Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, a documentary coming this Christmas to BBC One. 🌳 Revealing a deep-rooted love of trees, Dame Judi for once stars as herself, and for the first time in a documentary. Describing trees as her second passion, after Shakespeare, she reflects that her life now is "Just trees. Trees and champagne!". 🍾 Along with Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at Kew, Dame Judi uncovers the secrets of the trees in her six-acre ‘secret woodland'. Many of them she planted herself, in memory of friends and relatives who have died, including one for her late husband Michael Williams. 🌲 Filmed over the course of a year to capture the four seasons, the documentary offers a fascinating insight into the life and history of Britain's native trees, with never-seen-before footage of underground woodland networks, interspersed with a selection of Shakespeare's most evocative sonnets. 🎭 Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees airs on BBC One, Wednesday 20 December, 8pm.
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Nothing quite beats watching the early morning mist lifting from the forest below as the day comes to life. The 140 million year old ancient rainforest of Danum Valley is home to the tallest trees in the tropics and Borneo's incredibly diverse communities of flora and fauna. Danum Valley is an important area for the preservation of Borneo's critically endangered wildlife including Bornean orangutans, Bornean clouded leopards and Bornean pygmy elephants just to name a few. Come discover Danum Valley and loose yourself in the wild jungle. . . . . . #danumvalley #danumvalleyconservationarea #DVCA #DVFC #borneo #borneorainforest #IUCN #criticallyendangered #conservation #preservationofbiodiversity #meaningfuladventures #lahaddatu #drone #mistyforest #droneforest #dronemist
The 84-year-old actress is seen visiting Danum Valley Conservation Area, one of the largest forests in the world which has has an extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna, including such species as the rare East Sumatran rhinoceros, Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.
Known for her role as M in “James Bond” series and Queen Elizabeth I, the 7-time Oscar nominee reportedly arrived in Malaysia on Sunday, 31st March 2019.