Dame Judi Dench has revealed that she had a phobia of going to the cinema as a teenager.

The Academy Award winning actress told The Hollywood Reporter that she was not comfortable in a dark theatre with a crowd of people, "[It was] a ghastly thing... and so I didn't go to the cinema, actually, for a very long time, and the consequence is that it's left me with a huge amount of films that I've never seen.

"Now, with DVDs and things like that, you can actually see it on a screen and not be in a long black tunnel and I'm better about it. So I've got a lot of catching up to do."