M from the MI6 & Francis Underwood from de White House

He is Kevin Spacey. He is the co-star (with Robin Wright) of House of Cards, where he anything-for-americaplays Francis Underwood. Francis Joseph “Frank” Underwood, born November 5th 1959, in Gaffney, South Carolina, is the current President of the United States, assuming office after the resignation of President Walker. Along with Doug Stamper (Francis’ chief of staff), his wife Claire Underwood, and publicist Seth Grayson he manipulated his way to becoming Vice President and after a time, the President of the United States.


NPG x131972; Judi Dench by Bryan AdamsShe is Judi Dench. She is the former M in the James Bond films. M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series; the character is the Head of Secret Intelligence Service. The Bond producers brought in Dame Judi Dench to take over as the new M. Dench played the role of M throughout actor Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as Bond. Following Brosnan’s departure from the role of 007 and the rebooting of the franchise with the 2006 film Casino Royale, she continued to perform the character of M for a further three films, and appeared as a cameo in SPECTRE (2012).


 

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The two most influential people

On February 22th in 2004, Kevin Spacey presented THE SOCIETY’S SPECIAL AWARD to Dame Judi Dench for her outstanding contribution to British theatre at the 2004 OLIVIER CEREMONY  in London.

Dame Judi Dench was moved to tears at the ceremony after being serenaded by her friend -and surprise guest- Kevin Spacey. He sang her the Gershwin classic I’ve Got A Crush On You before presenting her with a Special Award for lifetime achievement. «She asked us to surprise her and so we did» he told the audience.«There is no one like her and there will never be anyone like her. Without question, she is the one we have all had a crush on for a very long time».

Kevin also called her “my friend and our queen” of theatre, and someone «who reminds us just how astounding the craft of acting can be, a woman of enormous grace and style and friendship and conviction whose spirit and integrity are as infectious as her laugh. There is no one like her and there never will be anyone like her. She is the one we have all had a crush on for a very long time.»

Unfortunately the Awards were not televised that year, and there is no footage of Kevin singing to her. So, we’ll just have to imagine what that must have been like for Dame Judi…

I’ve got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and night-time give me sigh
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
‘Cause I have got a crush on you

In 2001, Judi and Kevin worked together in the film The Shipping News, a drama film about an emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his Life, directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the Pulitzer Prize -winning The Shipping News by Annie Proulx with Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett among others.

At the Ceremony of the OLIVIER 2015, was Judi who gave to Kevin the Special Olivier Awards.

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