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Dench wins Praemium Imperiale

Arts prize is worth $186,000

Actress Judi Dench is one of five individuals set to receive the 2011 Praemium Imperiale.

Awarded annually since 1989 by the Japan Art Assn., kudo bestows ¥15 million ($186,000) each on five individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the arts in five categories: film/theater, music, painting, sculpture and architecture.

The awards will be presented by Prince Hitachi at a ceremony on Oct. 19 in Tokyo.

This year’s other recipients are U.S. video artist Bill Viola, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa (music director of the Boston Symphony for 29 years), Mumbai-born Brit sculptor Anish Kapoor and Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.

The Royal Court Young Writers Program, which has launched prize-winning playwrights including Lucy Prebble (“Enron”), Anya Reiss (“Spur of the Moment”) and Polly Stenham (“That Face”), is joint winner of the Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists, worth $62,000.

Previous U.K. legit laureates include Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Peter Brook and Tom Stoppard.

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