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Judi Dench

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Judi Dench, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 9, 1934 In York, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Macbeth
Latest Project:
Movie Belfast 2021-11-12
Known For
Poster of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Poster of Bond Girls Are Forever
Poster of Tea with Mussolini
Poster of Macbeth
Series The Cherry Orchard Ranyevskaya 2023
Series The Cranford Chronicles Unknown 2023
Series Macbeth Lady Macbeth 2023
Movie The Show Must Go On! - Live at the Palace Theatre Self - Preshow Announcement (voice) 2021-06-06
Movie Being James Bond M (archive footage) 2021-08-29
Movie Belfast Granny 2021-11-12
Movie Six Minutes to Midnight Miss Rocholl 2020-10-15
Movie Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati 2020-11-10
Movie Artemis Fowl Commander Root 2020-06-12
Movie Cats Old Deuteronomy 2019-12-19
Movie Red Joan Joan Elizabeth Stanley 2018-09-13
Movie Palo Santo Mother of Palo Santo 2018-07-06
Movie All Is True Anne Shakespeare 2018-12-21
Movie Nothing Like a Dame Herself 2018-05-02
Movie Tulip Fever The Abbess of St. Ursula 2017-07-13
Movie Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria 2017-09-13
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Natalia Dragomiroff 2017-11-03
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet 2016-09-27
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Movie Spectre M (uncredited) 2015-10-26
Movie Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale Paulina 2015-11-30
Movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot Mrs. Silver 2015-01-02
Movie The Vote Christine Metcalfe 2015-05-07
Movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2015-02-26
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Series Talking Pictures Herself 2013-01-05
Movie National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Cleopatra/Desiree Armfeldt 2013-11-02
Movie Six by Sondheim Self (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Movie Philomena Philomena 2013-11-01
Movie Muse of Fire Herself 2013-09-26
Movie Run For Your Wife Bag Lady 2012-05-16
Movie Everything or Nothing Self 2012-10-05
Movie Stars In Shorts Mary 2012-09-28
Movie Skyfall M 2012-10-25
Movie Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Movie Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 2011-03-11
Movie Into the Woods The Giant (voice) 2011-03-31
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Society Lady 2011-05-14
Movie My Week with Marilyn Dame Sybil Thorndike 2011-11-23
Movie J. Edgar Anna Marie Hoover 2011-11-09
Movie Friend Request Pending Mary 2011-10-13
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2011-11-28
Movie Nine Lilli 2009-12-03
Movie Rage Mona Carvell 2009-09-24
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Quantum of Solace M 2008-10-31
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Maiden Aunt 2007-03-13
Series Cranford Miss Matilda Jenkyns 2007-11-18
Movie Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett 2006-12-25
Movie Doogal Narrator (voice) 2006-02-24
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Casino Royale M 2006-11-14
Movie Pride & Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2005-09-16
Movie We Become Silent - The Last Days of Health Freedom Narrator 2005-05-24
Movie Mrs. Henderson Presents Mrs. Laura Henderson 2005-09-08
Movie Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway (voice) 2004-04-02
Movie Ladies in Lavender Ursula 2004-11-12
Movie The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon 2004-06-11
Movie Bugs! Narrator (voice) 2003-07-24
Movie Shaken and Stirred on Ice 2002-01-01
Movie Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Performer: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" 2002-01-01
Movie From Script to Screen 2002-11-20
Movie Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute Herself 2002-12-22
Movie The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 2002-05-17
Movie Bond Girls Are Forever Herself 2002-11-06
Movie Die Another Day M 2002-11-17
Movie Iris Iris Murdoch 2001-12-14
Movie The Shipping News Agnis Hamm 2001-12-18
Series Angelina Ballerina Miss Lilly (voice) 2001-05-04
Movie Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Narrator (voice) 2000-09-15
Movie The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth 2000-08-26
Movie Chocolat Armande Voizin 2000-03-02
Movie Tea with Mussolini Arabella 1999-03-25
Movie Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years 1999-01-01
Movie The World Is Not Enough M 1999-11-17
Movie Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh Desiree Armfeldt (segment "Send In The Clowns") 1998-11-07
Movie Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth 1998-01-29
Movie Highly Classified: The World of 007 1998-01-01
Movie Mrs Brown Queen Victoria 1997-07-18
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies M 1997-12-11
Movie Hamlet Hecuba 1996-12-25
Series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century Narrator 1996-11-10
Movie GoldenEye M 1995-11-16
Movie Jack & Sarah Margaret 1995-06-02
Movie Goldeneye: The Secret Files 1995-12-26
Series Middlemarch Unknown 1994-04-10
Movie J.R.R.T. : A Study of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973 Narrator 1992-01-01
Series As Time Goes By Jean Pargetter 1992-01-12
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie Absolute Hell Christine Foskett 1991-10-05
Movie Can You Hear Me Thinking? 1990-09-30
Movie Henry V Mistress Quickly 1989-10-05
Series Behaving Badly Bridget Mayor 1989-02-20
Movie An Audience With Victoria Wood Herself 1988-12-10
Movie A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver 1988-06-24
Movie Ghosts 1987-06-14
Movie Make and Break Mrs. Rogers 1987-01-02
Movie 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel 1987-02-13
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Dorrie Edgehill 1985-12-15
Movie The Browning Version Millie Crocker-Harris 1985-12-31
Movie The Angelic Conversation Narrator 1985-01-01
Movie A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish 1985-12-13
Series Theatre Night Unknown 1985-09-15
Movie Wetherby Marcia Pilborough 1985-06-19
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Movie Saigon: Year Of The Cat Barbara Dean 1983-11-29
Movie The Cherry Orchard 1981-10-13
Series A Fine Romance Laura Dalton 1981-11-01
Series Love in a Cold Climate Aunt Sadie 1980-10-29
Movie On Giant's Shoulders Hazel Wiles 1979-03-28
Movie Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1979-02-02
Movie Langrishe, Go Down Imogen Langrishe 1978-09-20
Movie The Comedy of Errors Adriana 1978-10-17
Movie My Homeland Reader 1976-11-03
Movie Dead Cert Laura Davidson 1974-05-01
Movie Luther Katharina 1974-01-21
Series Playhouse Sister Scarli 1974-03-13
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 1968-09-30
Series Talking to a Stranger Terry Stevens - Daughter 1966-10-02
Movie A Study in Terror Sally 1965-10-01
Movie Four in the Morning Wife ("Judi") 1965-12-16
Movie The Third Secret Miss Ada Humphries 1964-02-02
Movie The Cherry Orchard Anya 1962-04-17
Series An Age of Kings Unknown 1960-04-28
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18