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“It Just All Went Horribly Wrong”: Judi Dench "Bravely" Checked Her Daughter Finty Williams Into Rehab Two Weeks After Husband's Passing

Date July 23, 2019 16:28

There’s a saying that a mother’s love for her child is one of the greatest. This is what actress Judi Dench must have felt when she had to put her only daughter Finty Williams into rehab.

Meet Judi Dench’s lookalike daughter

The saying like mother like daughter is certainly the case for Judi Dench and her daughter Finty Williams. Not only do both women share a striking resemblance they are also talented actresses.

The young actress is the only child of Judi and her late husband, Michael Williams. The similar facial features between the actress then and her daughter now are truly remarkable.

How her daughter dealt with problems

Judi Dench’s daughter, Finty Williams is opening up on how self-hatred and body image problems drove her to drink.

Speaking in a podcast hosted by Dr. Christian Jessen, Finty talked about how her downward spiral almost killed her if not for the intervention of her mother.

Finty who used drinking to numb her feelings said: ‘After my father died [in 2001] it just all went horribly wrong. My mother very bravely put me into rehab two weeks after my father died.’

She was banned from the road for five years after her second conviction for drunk-driving.

“It Just All Went Horribly Wrong”: Judi Dench "Bravely" Checked Her Daughter Finty Williams Into Rehab Two Weeks After Husband's Passing“It Just All Went Horribly Wrong”: Judi Dench "Bravely" Checked Her Daughter Finty Williams Into Rehab Two Weeks After Husband's Passing

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Just like her mother, Finty is an established actress with roles in films such as The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Mrs. Brown, and Gosford Park.

Judi on coping with husband's death

Actress Judi Dench revealed that throwing herself into filming helped her to deal with the grief after she lost her husband of 30 years to lung cancer in 2001.

“It Just All Went Horribly Wrong”: Judi Dench "Bravely" Checked Her Daughter Finty Williams Into Rehab Two Weeks After Husband's Passing“It Just All Went Horribly Wrong”: Judi Dench "Bravely" Checked Her Daughter Finty Williams Into Rehab Two Weeks After Husband's PassingGetty Images / Ideal Image

She admitted that her role as Evelyn in the comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gave her new take on life.

A mother's love is truly unconditional.