Judi Dench

Judi Dench

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    • December 9th, 1934
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.

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Acting (65 Credits)

2021Belfast as Granny
2021Off the Rails as Diana
2020Six Minutes to Midnight as Miss Rocholl
2020Blithe Spirit as Madame Arcati
2020Artemis Fowl as Commander Root
2019Cats as Old Deuteronomy
2018Red Joan as Joan Elizabeth Stanley
2018All Is True as Anne Shakespeare
2017Victoria & Abdul as Queen Victoria
2017Tulip Fever as The Abbess of St. Ursula
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Natalia Dragomiroff
2016Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as Miss Avocet
2015The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Evelyn Greenslade
2015Roald Dahl's Esio Trot as Mrs. Silver
2015Spectre as M (uncredited)
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2013Philomena as Philomena
2012Skyfall as M
2012Friend Request Pending as Mary
2012Run for Your Wife as Bag Lady
2011The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Evelyn Greenslade
2011J. Edgar as Anna Marie Hoover
2011Jane Eyre as Mrs. Fairfax
2011My Week with Marilyn as Dame Sybil Thorndike
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Society Lady
2009Nine as Lilli
2009Rage as Mona Carvell
2008Quantum of Solace as M
2007Cranford as Miss Matilda Jenkyns
2006Notes on a Scandal as Barbara Covett
2006Casino Royale as M
2006Doogal as Narrator (voice)
2005Mrs. Henderson Presents as Mrs. Laura Henderson
2005Pride & Prejudice as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
2004Ladies in Lavender as Ursula
2004Home on the Range as Mrs. Caloway (voice)
2004The Chronicles of Riddick as Aereon
2002The Importance of Being Earnest as Lady Bracknell
2002Die Another Day as M
2001Iris as Iris Murdoch
2001The Shipping News as Agnis Hamm
2000Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport as Narrator (voice)
2000The Last of the Blonde Bombshells as Elizabeth
2000Chocolat as Armande Voizin
1999Tea with Mussolini as Arabella
1999The World Is Not Enough as M
1998Shakespeare in Love as Queen Elizabeth
1997Mrs. Brown as Queen Victoria
1997Tomorrow Never Dies as M
1996Hamlet as Hecuba
1995Jack & Sarah as Margaret
1995GoldenEye as M
1992As Time Goes By as Jean Pargetter
1990Can You Hear Me Thinking?Watch Free
1989Henry V as Mistress Quickly
1988A Handful of Dust as Mrs. Beaver
198784 Charing Cross Road as Nora Doel
1985Wetherby as Marcia Pilborough
1985The Angelic Conversation as Narrator
1985A Room with a View as Eleanor Lavish
1981A Fine Romance (1981) as Laura Dalton
1979A Performance of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth
1968A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania
1965A Study in Terror as Sally
1964The Third Secret as Miss Ada Humphries

Herself (4 Credits)

2018Tea With the Dames as Herself
2013Six by Sondheim as Herself (archive footage)
2012Everything or Nothing as Self
2002Bond Girls Are Forever as Herself


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