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I'd love screen romance with 'scrumptious' Judi, says Dustin

Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman wants to make a romantic blockbuster with his latest co-star, Judi Dench.

The double Oscar winner has teamed up with the actress for an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot which will be shown this Christmas.

Hoffman plays bachelor Mr Hoppy, who is secretly in love with his neighbour, Mrs Silver, played by Dench.

The screen stars appeared on The Graham Norton Show last weekend.


The US actor, whose career includes classic films such as The Graduate and All The President's Men, described Judi as "a scrumptious looking woman".

Speaking at a screening of the Dahl adaptation in London, he said he had watched some of her earliest performances online, saying: "I said to Judi 'If I met you then, I wouldn't have let you get away' and there must be a way to do a love story where we meet in our 20s."