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Penelope Keith in "To the Manor Born." One of my favorite British Comediennes alongside Catherine Tate. :)

Really. This is Judi Dench. Really. This is from a London concert that got aired on PBS in 2002, "One Enchanted Evening," a tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein. The hilarious, self-effacing performance blew the usually-solemn British audience out of the water. It's hard to imagine many highly-respectable actors having even half as much ludicrous fun at their own expense as she is. The actor opposite her is Brendan O'Hea -- RJE

I was a teenage lout with frizzy hair and spots: Joanna Lumley on her not-so-Absolutely Fabulous childhood