It suddenly struck me on Sunday night, as I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, that Dame Judi Dench shares a rather startling attribute with our very own Dame Barbara Windsor.
The two theatrical dames have both had long, successful, albeit quite different careers. Yet their delightful chuckles are surprisingly similar! Watch our for Judi's in these outtakes from the BBC sitcom As Time Goes By:
And here is Dame Barbara cackling away in her prime:
Ok, Dame Judi's cackle might be a tad more sophisticated than Babs' but it's still delightfully fruity and knowing. So do you agree about the similarities between these two very different theatrical dames?