Heworth, UK, (BTG): Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench has told of her “difficult” battle with failing eyesight that has left her unable to read scripts and struggling to watch films. The legendary star of stage and screen suffers from macular degeneration - an age-related condition that leads to the gradual loss of vision - which her mother also had. But the James Bond actress, who has notched up a staggering 95 award nominations during her illustrious career, balked at suggestions her career will slow down because of her failing health.