Dench bet on Mirren to win

Judi Dench knew she wouldn't win the Best Actress award at the BAFTAs, and claims she made money by correctly betting on Helen Mirren to take home the top prize.

Judi Dench knew she wouldn't win the Best Actress award at the BAFTAs, and claims she made money by correctly betting on Helen Mirren to take home the top prize.

Dench, nominated for her role in Notes On A Scandal, has won a staggering nine BAFTAs in a 40-year acting career, and claims it was The Queen star Mirren's turn to win.

Ahead of the awards she said: "There's no chance of me winning this evening. I'm a betting woman so I'll put money on Helen."

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