after receiving less than glowing notices for her performance in yukio mishima's madame de sade, dench sent a less than glowing letter of reply to the daily telegraph's theatre critic charles spencer.
"I've always rather admired you but now I realise you're an absolute shit," she wrote.mr. spencer himself has since responded to the response, suggesting more actors take this tack. my letters to critics in washington d.c. and portland are now in the works.
Referring to a stage accident which caused her to miss some performances, she added: "I'm only sorry I didn't get a chance to kick you when I fell over – maybe next time."