Judi Dench 'proud' of best actress Oscar nomination

Dame Judi Dench has been nominated for the best actress Oscar for her role in Philomena. Credit: PA

Actress Judi Dench has said she is "proud" to have been nominated for the best actress Oscar, for her role in Philomena.

She said: "This is just the loveliest news. I'm so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been."

Read: 86th Academy Awards: List of Oscar nominations

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