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Judi Dench Against the Building of Soccer Screen in London's Park

February 19, 2010 (9:32 am) GMT
Judi Dench joins a campaign to stop London's officials from having a huge screen in London's Park for soccer fans to watch the World Cup since it will disrupt Open Air Theater's summer shows.
Judi Dench

has joined a campaign to stop plans to erect a huge screen in London's Regent's Park during the soccer World Cup in summer. Officials at the Greater London Authority plan to set up a giant screen in the famous park so up to 20,000 soccer fans can watch the games taking place in South Africa in June.

The move has drawn criticism from local residents as well as bosses at the nearby Open Air Theater, who insist the move will disrupt summer shows at the venue. And Dench, who has previously performed at the theater, has added her name to the petition against the screens.

The legendary actress has fired off a letter to London's mayor Boris Johnson to voice her concerns, according to Britain's The Independent newspaper.

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