“I cannot tell you how happy I am to see Dame Judi Dench, the undisputed queen of the stage and screen, starring in her first Vogue cover at the age of 85,” he wrote.
Dench is an iconic actor who is best known for his role in “Shakespeare In Love” and the James Bond film “Skyfall.”
Dench has become a kind of national treasure in England. Credit: Dominic Lipinski / PA / Getty Images images
Dench was photographed for the June edition in early March, before the lock was introduced in the UK.
“I believe I feel like someone else, an unprecedented time like that is quite difficult to understand,” Dench told the magazine.
“What’s good is that it makes people aware of the difficulties of others who are truly alone,” he added. “If a lot of good arises from this, then it will add value.”
In the interview, he discussed life in his home in Surrey and his dislike of the word “retired.”
Vogue has been around for more than 125 years, with the English edition launched in 1916.
There have been many attempts by Vogue – and it is a British partner – that seems to challenge conventional beauty standards.
Edward Enninful (center) at New York Fashion Week. Credit: Pictures of Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty
Enninful took over the leadership of British Vogue in August 2017.
The former London-born Ghana model is the first male and non-white editor in the magazine’s history, and he has led efforts to make the magazine more diverse.