Actress Judi Dench says she's battling blindness
- Photo: WENN1 of 10
- Photo: WENN2 of 10
- Photo: WENN3 of 10
- Photo: WENN4 of 10
- Photo: Walter McBride/Wonderwall5 of 10
- Photo: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.6 of 10
- Photo: Peter Kramer/Invision/AP7 of 10
- Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue8 of 10
- Photo: GettyImages.com9 of 10
LONDON (AP) -- Actress Judi Dench says she's battling to save her sight.
The James Bond star told the Daily Mirror newspaper that she had been diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition that can cause blindness.
In an interview published Saturday she said that her sight was already so bad she couldn't read her scripts and even had difficultly distinguishing the people she was dining with.
The 77-year-old actress made her Shakespearean debut in 1957 at London's Old Vic and has since taken on a vast number of theater, film and television roles.
RELATED: 2012 Oscar Nomination Reactions
She won an Academy Award for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare in Love" but is best known to international audiences as intelligence boss M in the James Bond series.
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTBiel Pregnant?
From Crowd Ignite