Judi Dench To Cameo In ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:01 am,

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is certainly shaping up to be as silly (hopefully, in a good way) as previous installments in the theme park attraction-turned blockbuster franchise about buccaneers and their peculiar adventures at sea.

A number of respectable thespians are appearing in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, which will also feature a cameo by none other than Oscar-winner (and multiple nominee) Dame Judi Dench.

Dench won her golden statuette for her turn as the elderly Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love and is by now so practiced at playing highly dignified, refined characters (like M in the James Bond movies) that she could practically sleepwalk through such a role and still look classy. It comes as little surprise that, according to The Daily Mail, director Rob Marshall (who previously collaborated with Dench on the Fellini-inspired musical, Nine) brought the actress onboard to play a noblewoman in POTC 4.

On Stranger Tides reportedly starts off with a comical chase sequence – in the vein of a Charlie Chaplin comedy, no less – where Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) at one point hitches a ride on a carriage that is occupied by Dench’s noble lady. Sharp-tongue Sparrow then quickly woos Dench (how’s that for a visual?) before he dashes off, having robbed her blind in the process.

Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Judi Dench To Cameo In Pirates of the Caribbean 4

Captain Jack will be up to his usual shenanigans in ‘POTC 4′.

The new Pirates of the Caribbean revolves around Captain Jack’s quest to find the Fountain of Youth and will include mermaids, King George II, as well as another appearance by Keith Richards as Jack’s father, Captain Teague. Geoffrey Rush is reprising his POTC role as Captain Barbossa for On Stranger Tides, but Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will (thankfully) not be back as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan for this new high seas adventure.

POTC 4 is being shot in 3D and should feature lots of fast-paced action, goofy costumes, and impressive visual FX. So long as the plot is less convoluted and the screenplay is sharper than that of the film’s predecessor, At World’s End, this new cinematic trip with Jack Sparrow could be good fun.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides arrives in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on May 20th, 2011.

Source: The Daily Mail

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  1. It’s always a treat to see Dench in any movie… a very beautiful and lovely woman and remarkable actress. Her BBC television show, “As Time Goes By” is one of my favorites (I’m a sucker for smart rom-com).

    • Agreed. She even brought a shred of dignity to The Chronicles of Riddick.

    • I too am a fan of “As time goes by” probably seen the whole thing 3 or 4 times. Judi and her old flame have such good banter, they truley have chemistry. Cant wait to see this POTC4.

  2. Convoluted? I though POTC 3 was great! It is nice to walk into the theater and not be able to guess the ending 10 minutes into the show. Too many movies these days are dumbed down so that the dregs can understand them.

  3. Sassy!!! Dench aint gonna be no wench… can tell ya that right now…

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