British actress DAME Judi Dench is delighted by her Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, because she thoroughly enjoyed filming the saucy movie.

The 71-year-old won the 1999 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of QUEEN ELIZABETH in hit movie SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - and she would love to add the Best Actress statuette to her collection.

She says, "It's absolutely wonderful! I'm absolutely thrilled! I'm so happy to be nominated for something I loved filming every single day."

Dench is nominated alongside WALK THE LINE star Reese Witherspoon, Golden Globe-winner Felicity Huffman, North Country actress Charlize Theron and PRIDE + PREJUDICE beauty Keira Knightley for the Best Actress award at the Oscars on 5 March (06).