DAME Judi Dench has said she is driven “spare” by people who assume she cannot act because of her age and failing sight.

The 79-year-old, pictured, who has macular degeneration, said: “Age is something that is imposed on you. I think it’s that old thing that everybody says, you’re as old as you think.

“It drives me absolutely spare when people say are you going to retire, or don’t you think it’s time to put your feet up, or tell me your age. Let us have a go.”

Dame Judi was at a screening of her latest project, a Christmas adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. She has revealed she struggles to read scripts and move on set because of her poor eyesight. - Daily Mail