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Judi Dench

1934-12-09 York, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she played in several of William Shakespeare's plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer; however, most of her work during this period was in theatre. Not generally known as a singer, she drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968. During the next two decades, she established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In television, she achieved success during this period, in the series A Fine Romance from 1981 until 1984 and in 1992 began a continuing role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By. Her film appearances were infrequent until she was cast as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she has played in each James Bond film since. She received several notable film awards for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown (1997), and has since been acclaimed for her work in such films as Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006), and the television production The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2001). Regarded by critics as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, and frequently named as the leading British actress in polls, Dench has received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include ten BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. She was married to actor Michael Williams from 1971 until his death in 2001. They are the parents of actress Finty Williams.


Six Minutes to Midnight Miss Rocholl 2020-10-15
Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati 2020-11-10
Artemis Fowl Commander Root 2020-06-12
Cats Old Deuteronomy 2019-12-19
Palo Santo Mother of Palo Santo 2018-07-06
Nothing Like a Dame Herself 2018-05-02
All Is True Anne Shakespeare 2018-12-21
Red Joan Joan Elizabeth Stanley 2018-09-13
Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria 2017-09-14
Tulip Fever The Abbess of St. Ursula 2017-07-13
Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees Herself 2017-12-20
Murder on the Orient Express Princess Natalia Dragomiroff 2017-11-03
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet 2016-09-28
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Spectre M (uncredited) 2015-10-26
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale Paulina 2015-11-30
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2015-02-26
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot Mrs. Silver 2015-01-02
The Vote 2015-05-07
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Muse of Fire Herself 2013-09-26
Philomena Philomena 2013-11-01
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage Cleopatra/Desiree Armfeldt 2013-11-02
Six by Sondheim Herself (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Stars In Shorts Mary 2012-09-28
Everything or Nothing Self 2012-10-05
Skyfall M 2012-10-25
Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Run For Your Wife Bag Lady 2012-05-16
James Bond Supports International Women's Day M (voice) 2011-03-05
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Society Lady 2011-05-14
My Week with Marilyn Sybil Thorndike 2011-11-23
Into the Woods Voice of the Giant 2011-03-31
J. Edgar Anna Marie Hoover 2011-11-09
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2011-11-28
Friend Request Pending Mary 2011-10-13
Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 2011-03-11
Rage Mona Carvell 2009-09-24
Nine Lilli 2009-12-03
Quantum of Solace M 2008-10-31
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Maiden Aunt 2007-03-13
Doogal Narrator (voice) 2006-02-24
Casino Royale M 2006-11-14
Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett 2006-12-25
Pride & Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2005-09-16
We Become Silent - The Last Days of Health Freedom Narrator 2005-05-24
Mrs Henderson Presents Mrs. Laura Henderson 2005-09-08
Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway (voice) 2004-04-02
Ladies in Lavender Ursula 2004-06-14
The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon 2004-06-11
Bugs! Narrator (voice) 2003-07-24
Bond Girls Are Forever Herself 2002-11-06
Die Another Day M 2002-11-17
Billy Connolly A Bafta Tribute Herself 2002-12-22
The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 2002-05-17
Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Performer: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" 2002-01-01
The Shipping News Agnis Hamm 2001-12-18
Iris Iris Murdoch 2001-12-14
Chocolat Armande Voizin 2000-03-02
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth 2000-08-26
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Narrator (voice) 2000-09-10
Tea with Mussolini Arabella 1999-03-25
The World Is Not Enough M 1999-11-17
Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth 1998-01-29
Hey, Mr Producer! 1998-11-07
Tomorrow Never Dies M 1997-12-11
Mrs Brown Queen Victoria 1997-07-18
Hamlet Hecuba 1996-12-25
Jack & Sarah Margaret 1995-06-02
GoldenEye M 1995-11-16
J.R.R.T. : A Study of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973 Narrator 1992-01-01
Absolute Hell 1991-10-04
Can You Hear Me Thinking? 1990-09-30
Smile Voiceover 1989-11-27
Henry V Mistress Quickly 1989-10-05
A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver 1988-06-24
Ghosts 1987-06-14
84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel 1987-02-13
Make and Break Mrs. Rogers 1987-01-02
The Browning Version Millie Crocker-Harris 1985-12-31
Wetherby Marcia Pilborough 1985-06-19
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Dorrie Edgehill 1985-12-15
The Angelic Conversation Narrator 1985-01-01
A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish 1985-12-13
Saigon: Year Of The Cat Barbara Dean 1983-11-29
The Cherry Orchard 1981-10-13
Going Gently Sister Scarli 1981-06-05
A Performance of Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1979-02-02
On Giant's Shoulders Hazel Wiles 1979-03-28
Langrishe, Go Down Imogen Langrishe 1978-09-20
The Comedy of Errors Adriana 1978-10-17
My Homeland Reader 1976-11-03
Dead Cert Laura Davidson 1974-05-01
Luther Katharina 1974-01-21
A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 1968-09-30
A Study in Terror Sally 1965-10-01
He Who Rides a Tiger Joanne 1965-10-01
Four in the Morning Wife ("Judi") 1965-05-01
The Third Secret Miss Ada Humphries 1964-02-02
The Cherry Orchard Anya 1962-04-17
Off the Rails