Judi Dench a big fan of young star Dev Patel

The Oscar winner has become a fan of the Slumdog Millionaire star and admits she’ll be watching his career closely.

She tells WENN, “He’s probably got more energy than any actor I’ve met in 56 years of being in the theatre. He is a powerhouse, like a very strong battery and he always wants to try new things; each take is never quite the same so it’s very, very exciting.

“Plus, he’s utterly delightful and I will watch his career fantastically closely.”