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Judi Dench

1934-12-09 York, North Yorkshire, England

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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 played in each James Bond film until Skyfall (2012). 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.


Allelujah Mary 2023-03-17
The Coronation Concert Self (archive footage) 2023-05-07
Quintessentially British Self 2022-10-27
Born to be The King Narrator 2022-09-10
Spirited Dame Judi Dench 2022-11-10
Judi Dench: Our National Treasure Self (archive footage) 2022-07-15
I Remember It Well: Dame Judi Dench in Conversation with Gyles Bandreth Self 2022-07-03
Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends Self 2022-05-03
The Show Must Go On! - Live at the Palace Theatre Self - Preshow Announcement (voice) 2021-06-06
Off the Rails Diana 2021-07-23
Belfast Granny 2021-11-12
Being James Bond M (archive footage) 2021-08-29
Artemis Fowl Commander Root 2020-06-12
Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati 2020-11-10
Six Minutes to Midnight Miss Rocholl 2020-10-15
Cats Old Deuteronomy 2019-12-19
Nothing Like a Dame Herself 2018-05-02
Red Joan Joan Elizabeth Stanley 2018-09-13
All Is True Anne Shakespeare 2018-12-21
Palo Santo Mother of Palo Santo 2018-07-06
Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria 2017-09-13
Murder on the Orient Express Natalia Dragomiroff 2017-11-03
Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees Self 2017-12-20
Tulip Fever The Abbess of St. Ursula 2017-07-13
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet 2016-09-27
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Self - Performer 2016-04-23
The Vote Christine Metcalfe 2015-05-07
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot Mrs. Silver 2015-01-02
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2015-02-26
Spectre M (uncredited) 2015-10-26
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale Paulina 2015-11-30
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Six by Sondheim Self (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Philomena Philomena 2013-11-01
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Cleopatra/Desiree Armfeldt 2013-11-02
Everything or Nothing Self 2012-10-05
Run For Your Wife Bag Lady 2012-05-16
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade 2012-02-23
Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Skyfall M 2012-10-24
Stars In Shorts Mary 2012-09-28
J. Edgar Anna Marie Hoover 2011-11-09
Into the Woods The Giant (voice) 2011-03-31
Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 2011-03-11
Friend Request Pending Mary 2011-10-13
My Week with Marilyn Dame Sybil Thorndike 2011-11-23
James Bond Supports International Women's Day M (voice) 2011-03-05
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Society Lady 2011-05-15
Rage Mona Carvell 2009-09-24
Nine Lilli 2009-12-03
Quantum of Solace M 2008-10-29
Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett 2006-12-25
Casino Royale M 2006-11-14
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail Miss Lilly (voice) 2006-09-05
Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles 2006-07-17
Doogal Narrator (voice) 2006-02-24
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance Miss Lilly (voice) 2005-09-06
Pride & Prejudice 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
Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On Miss Lilly (voice) 2004-11-30
Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway (voice) 2004-04-02
A Dairy Tale Mrs. Calloway (voice) 2004-09-14
The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon 2004-06-11
Ladies in Lavender Ursula 2004-11-12
Bugs! Narrator (voice) 2003-07-24
Die Another Day: From Script to Screen Self 2002-11-20
Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Performer: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" 2002-01-01
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute Herself 2002-12-22
Die Another Day M 2002-11-17
The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 2002-05-17
The Life of Shakespeare self 2002-01-01
Judi Dench Talks to Richard Eyre Self 2002-12-11
Shaken and Stirred on Ice Self 2002-01-01
Bond Girls Are Forever M (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Best Ever Bond Self 2002-11-22
Iris Iris Murdoch 2001-12-14
The Shipping News Agnis Hamm 2001-12-18
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Narrator (voice) 2000-09-15
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth 2000-08-26
Chocolat Armande Voizin 2000-12-22
The World Is Not Enough M 1999-11-17
Tea with Mussolini Arabella 1999-03-25
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years 1999-01-01
Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth 1998-12-11
Highly Classified: The World of 007 1998-01-01
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh Desiree Armfeldt (segment "Send In The Clowns") 1998-11-07
Mrs Brown Queen Victoria 1997-07-18
Tomorrow Never Dies M 1997-12-11
Hamlet Hecuba 1996-12-25
GoldenEye: The Secret Files - The Cast 1995-01-01
Jack & Sarah Margaret 1995-06-02
GoldenEye M 1995-11-16
Goldeneye: The Secret Files 1995-12-26
J.R.R.T. : A Study of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973 Narrator 1992-01-01
Absolute Hell Christine Foskett 1991-10-05
Can You Hear Me Thinking? Anne 1990-09-30
Henry V Mistress Quickly 1989-10-05
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage Self (uncredited) 1988-12-25
A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver 1988-06-24
An Audience With Victoria Wood Herself 1988-12-10
Ghosts Mrs. Alving 1987-06-14
84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel 1987-02-13
Make and Break Mrs. Rogers 1987-01-02
A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish 1986-03-07
The Angelic Conversation (voice) 1985-02-15
Wetherby Marcia Pilborough 1985-06-19
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Dorrie Edgehill 1985-12-15
The Browning Version Millie Crocker-Harris 1985-12-31
Saigon: Year Of The Cat Barbara Dean 1983-11-29
The Cherry Orchard Mme. Ranevsky 1981-10-13
Going Gently Sister Scarli 1981-06-05
Village Wooing Z 1979-04-17
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
Four in the Morning Wife ("Judi") 1965-12-16
He Who Rides a Tiger Joanne 1965-10-01
The Third Secret Miss Ada Humphries 1964-02-02
The Cherry Orchard Anya 1962-04-17