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Series 16, Episode 16 - Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Jack O'Connell, First Aid Kit

Judi Dench talks about that tattoo again; Dev Patel says his mother spied on Richard Gere; Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talk about Catastrophe; Jack O'Connell says his rise to stardom is down to luck; while First Aid Kit perform live in the studio.

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Judi Dench, asked if recent press speculation, that she's about to get a tattoo for real, is true, says, "No, I haven't said anything of the sort. But who knows, I might change my mind. Harvey [Weinstein] thinks I have one of his initials and that's all that matters!"

Talking about her new movie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, in which British retirees travel to India for second chance at life, Judi says, "We should all have a good go at staying alive, trying new things and not wasting time. Make the best of it I say!"

Revealing she likes to stay in the same hotel every time she is in London, Judi says, "They gave me a dressing gown that had 'JD' on it, which I was very, very proud of. But then I had a sneaking feeling that maybe if Johnny Depp stayed there he'd get the same gown! There are lots of people with the same initials. Now they've changed it to 'DJD,' which is heaven."

Dev Patel, who also stars in the movie talks about his mother's love of being on set, says, "It was a case of navigating mum through all these wonderful people. I found out she was spying on Richard Gere every morning while he was doing his yoga, which is kind of weird but he was super mellow and had a good chat with her. Now she doesn't stop talking about it!"

Asked if the hugely successful first film has been a hit in India, he says, "I don't really think so. There's not much breathing space for Western cinema because Bollywood is such a massive industry."

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, talking about their new sitcom Catastrophe and giving little away about the story line, thank Graham for paving the way for Carrie Fisher to play her mother. Rob explains, "We saw her give you an award. Her speech was so brilliant, and Sharon said, 'Do you think we can get her to play your mum?' and I said, 'That's not possible, shut up!' And then we sent her scripts and she said 'Yes.'" Sharon adds, "I think she must have just wanted a trip to London or something because we still can't believe she did it!"

Jack O'Connell, commenting on his amazing year, says, "I've no complaints!" Asked whether he will win Bafta's 'Rising Star' award, he says "I'd like to think so, but you never know." Adding, "I've got Judi's vote!" before shamelessly plugging how viewers can vote for him.

Talking about his career to date, and working with the likes of Angelina Jolie, he says, "I got lucky and it's about perseverance. You just have to keep knocking. I think I have been careful in my choices." Revealing that Angelina Jolie insisted on meeting his family, he says, "She came and connected with the most important people in my life. It became a personal affair."

And on his upcoming project with George Clooney, Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts, he says, "I'm excited. I've never been to New York!"

First Aid Kit performs Master Pretender live in the studio, before joining Graham for a chat. Revealing they won't be at the upcoming Brit awards, the girls say, "We can't go because we'll be at the Swedish Grammys instead!"

Refusing to comment on the less than flattering images of them on a Swedish postage stamp, they diplomatically say, "It's so surreal and an honour."

Broadcast details

Friday 30th January 2015
50 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Graham Norton Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Judi Dench (as Dame Judi Dench) Guest
    Dev Patel Guest
    Sharon Horgan Guest
    Rob Delaney Guest
    Jack O'Connell Guest
    Johanna Söderberg (as First Aid Kit) Guest
    Klara Söderberg (as First Aid Kit) Guest
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer
    Dan Gaster Writer
    Production team
    Steve Smith Director
    Jon Magnusson Series Producer
    Pete Snell Producer
    Adam Read Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Perry Widdowson Editor
    Chris Webster Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer


    Worst ever hotel experiences

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    Featuring: Graham Norton, Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney.


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