Have a very happy Cranford Christmas

WILL Miss Matty find romance in the second of two new Cranford films?

“She deserves a bit of happiness,” I suggested to Dame Judi Dench – the woman who plays her.

“You reckon,” replied Judi, with that trademark twinkle in her eye.

“Well quite. And about bloody time. Poor old Miss Matty.

“She starts to have a really nice time. Wait ‘til Cranford 3,” she laughed.

Imelda Staunton as Miss Pole

HARRY Potter star Imelda Staunton is back in the delicious return of Cranford this Christmas.

Making a valid point about the cast of veteran actresses when we met last month.

“I don’t think we’d have got the parts if we had been Botoxed,” she said.