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Judi Dench

Dench at the 2007 BAFTAs
Born Judith Olivia Dench
9 December 1934 (1934-12-09) (age 75)
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957–present
Spouse(s) Michael Williams
(1971–2001) (his death)
.Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress.^ Judith Olivia Dench was born on December 9, 1934, in North Yorkshire, England.
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^ Dame Judi Dench (born December 9 1934) was raised in Heworth, York.
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^ Dame Judi Dench (born December 9, 1934) is a renowned British stage, film and television actress.

.Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company.^ In 1957, she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia in the Old Vic 's Liverpool production of Hamlet .
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^ In 1957, she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia in the Old Vic's Liverpool production of Hamlet .
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^ She made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company.
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.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.^ Her first role was as Ophelia in Hamlet.
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^ Clothes on to play Lady Macbeth .
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^ 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.
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.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.^ The following year, she won her first BAFTA, a Most Promising Newcomer honor for her work in Four in the Morning.
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^ The following year, she won her first BAFTA , a Most Promising Newcomer honor for her work in Four in the Morning .
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^ The following year, she won her first BAFTA, a Most Promising Newcomer honor for her...
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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.^ 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 .
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^ A prolific stage career followed, performing with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
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^ Since her theater debut, she has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre.
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.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 many television appearances include lead roles in the series "A Fine Romance" and "As Time Goes By".

^ 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 had been infrequent until she was cast as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she has played in each James Bond film since.
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^ Her many television appearances include lead roles in the series A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By.
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.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 famously plays M in the James Bond films, a role she has now upheld for fourteen years.
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^ In 1995 she took over the role of M in the James Bond franchise and has starred in the films:.

^ Since 1995 she has played an icy M in the Bond films.
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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 has won nine BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an Oscar, two Golden Globes and a Tony Award.
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^ Judi Dench has received seven Laurence Olivier Awards, three Critics’ Circle Awards, a Tony Award and an Oscar for her performance in Shakespeare In Love.
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^ 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.
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.She was married to the actor Michael Williams from 1971 until his death in 2001. They are the parents of the actress Finty Williams.^ In 1971, she married British actor Michael Williams, who died of cancer in 2001.

^ Royal links She married actor Michael Williams in 1971.
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^ Married to Michael Williams 1971-2001; one daughter, Tara Cressida, 34.
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Personal life

.Dench was born in Heworth, York, North Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of Eleanora Olave (née Jones), a native of Dublin, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor who met Judi's mother while studying medicine at Trinity College.^ Dame Judi Dench was born on December 9, 1934, in York, England.
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^ Where did Dame Judi Dench study?
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^ Dame Judi Dench (born December 9 1934) was raised in Heworth, York.
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[1] .Dench was raised a Methodist until, at age 13, she attended The Mount School, a Quaker Public Secondary school in York, becoming a Quaker.^ At the age of 13, she began studies at the Mount School, an all-girls Quaker school in York.
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^ A. Michael Williams Q. Dench was raised a Methodist until she attended which Quaker public secondary school in York?
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^ Barbara Covett (Dench), a domineering and solitary teacher at a run-down London secondary school, soon latche...
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[2][3] .Her brothers, one of whom is actor Jeffery Dench, were born in Tyldesley.^ Notable relatives include her older brother, actor Jeffrey Dench, and her niece, Emma Dench, a Roman historian.
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^ Judi Dench was born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England, and is one of the most prolific actresses of the century.
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^ She is the mother of actress Finty Williams , who has appeared in several films, and the sister of stage actor Jeffery Dench .
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[2][3] .Notable relatives also include her niece, Emma Dench, a Roman historian and professor previously at Birkbeck, University of London, and currently at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.^ Notable relatives include her older brother, actor Jeffrey Dench, and her niece, Emma Dench, a Roman historian.
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^ Notable relatives include her older brother, actor Jeffery Dench, and her niece, Emma Dench, a Roman historian previously at Birkbeck, University of London, and currently at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

^ Notable relatives include actor Jeffrey Dench, her older brother, and her niece Emma Dench, a Roman historian previously at Birkbeck, University of London, and currently at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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In 1971, Dench married British actor Michael Williams and they had their only child, Tara Cressida Williams, known professionally as Finty Williams, on 24 September 1972.
.Dench and her husband starred together in several stage productions, and the Bob Larbey British television sitcom, A Fine Romance (1981–84).^ They starred together in a British sitcom, A Fine Romance .

^ Dench and her husband starred together in several stage productions, as well as separately, but then paired again to make television history with Bob Larbey's hit British sitcom, "A Fine Romance" (1981–84).

^ They have since starred in several stage productions together as well as the 1984 sitcom A Fine Romance.
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Michael Williams died from lung cancer in 2001, aged 65.

Career

.In Britain, Dench has developed a reputation as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, primarily through her work in theatre, which has been her forte throughout her career.^ In her native United Kingdom, Dame Judi has developed her reputation as arguably the greatest British actress of the post-1945 period primarily through her work in theatre, which has been her main forte throughout her career.

^ In Britain, Dench has developed a reputation as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, primarily through her work in theatre, which has been her forte throughout her career.
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^ In Britain, Dench has developed a reputation as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, primarily through her work in theatre, which has been her main forte throughout her career.
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.She has more than once been named number one in polls for Britain's best actress.^ She has more than once been named number one in polls for Britain's best actress.

^ She is one of Britain's best-loved actresses and adored by cinemagoers the world over.
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^ As Bernard Levin wrote in the Sunday Times: '...demonstrating once more that she is a comic actress of consummate skill, perhaps the very best we have.'

[4][5] .Research to find "the perfect voice" has indicated that Dench's voice is one of the best.^ Research to find "the perfect voice" has indicated that Dench's voice is one of the best.
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^ Research to find 'the perfect voice' has indicated that Dench's voice is one of the best.

^ Despite the voice Dench has been named as one of the UK's finest Shakespearian actresses and has played almost every leading female role.
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[6]

Early years

.Dench trained as a set designer, and was involved on a non-professional basis in the first three productions of the modern revival of the York Mystery Plays in the 1950s.^ A. Speech Q. What role did Dench play in the 1957 production of the York Mystery Plays?
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^ Before starting her professional career, Judi Dench trained for the stage at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, and was involved in the first three productions of the modern revival of the York Mystery Plays in the 1950s.

^ Before starting her professional career Judi Dench trained for the stage at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, and was involved in the first three productions of the modern revival of the York Mystery Plays in the 1950s.
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.Most famously, she played the role of the Virgin Mary in the 1957 production, performed on a fixed stage in the Museum Gardens.^ Most famously, she played the role of the Virgin Mary in the 1957 production, performed on a fixed stage in the Museum Gardens.

^ The 74-year-old actress first starred as Titania in a school production and went on to play her again in a 1962 stage show and the film version six years later.
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^ In 1957 she gave her first important critically acclaimed performance, as Ophelia in the Old Vic production of Hamlet .
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.In September 1957, she made her first professional stage appearance with the Old Vic Company, at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, as Ophelia in Hamlet, then her London debut in the same production at the Old Vic.^ In 1957, she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia in the Old Vic 's Liverpool production of Hamlet .
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^ A. M Q. Playing Ophelia in Shakespeares Hamlet, Dench made her professional stage debut in 1957 at which English city?
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^ After graduating from London's Central School of Speech and Drama, she made an auspicious debut with the Old Vic Theatre Company as Ophelia in "Hamlet" in 1957.
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.She remained a member of the company for four seasons, 1957–1961, her roles including Katherine in Henry V in 1958 (which was also her New York debut) and as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in October 1960, directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli.^ She remained a member of the company for four seasons, 1957–1961, her roles including Katherine in "Henry V" in 1958 (which was also her New York debut) and as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" in October 1960, directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli.

^ She remained a member of the company for four seasons, 1957-1961, her roles including Katherine in Henry V in 1958 (which was also her New York debut) and as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in October 1960, directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli.
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^ 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.
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.During this period, she toured the United States and Canada, and appeared in Yugoslavia and at the Edinburgh Festival.^ During this period, she toured the United States and Canada, and appeared in Yugoslavia and at the Edinburgh Festival.

^ During this period she toured the United States and Canada , and appeared in Yugoslavia and at the Edinburgh Festival.
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^ The Defiant One: Exploring the Met's New Carmen Legendary Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Tour United States Feb.
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.She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in December 1961 playing Anya in The Cherry Orchard at the Aldwych Theatre in London, and made her Stratford-upon-Avon debut in April 1962 as Isabella in Measure for Measure.^ She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in December 1961 playing Anya in The Cherry Orchard at the Aldwych Theatre in London, and made her Stratford-upon-Avon debut in April 1962 as Isabella in Measure for Measure.
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^ She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in December 1961 playing Anya in "The Cherry Orchard" at the Aldwych Theatre in London, and made her Stratford-upon-Avon debut in April 1962 as Isabella in "Measure for Measure".

^ She began her acting career with training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in the 1950s, and joined repertory companies in Oxford and Nottingham before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961.
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.She subsequently spent seasons in repertory both with the Nottingham Playhouse from January 1963 (including a West African tour as Lady Macbeth for the British Council), and with the Oxford Playhouse Company from April 1964. That same year she made her film debut in The Third Secret.^ She subsequently spent seasons in repertory both with the Nottingham Playhouse from January 1963 (including a West African tour as Lady Macbeth for the British Council), and with the Oxford Playhouse Company from April 1964.

^ She subsequently spent seasons in repertory both with Nottingham Playhouse from January 1963 (including a West African tour as Lady Macbeth for the British Council), and with the Oxford Playhouse Company from April 1964.
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^ Macbeth - Lady Macbeth (also West Africa tour) .

Prominence

.In 1968, she was offered the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret.^ In 1968 she was offered the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret.
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^ On stage, Dench has appeared in Shakespearean roles and musicals—she was the original Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
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^ In 1968, she was offered the role of Sally Bowles in the musical "Cabaret".

.As Sheridan Morley later reported: "At first she thought they were joking.^ As Sheridan Morley later reported: "At first she thought they were joking.
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^ As Sheridan Morley later reported: 'At first she thought they were joking.

.She had never done a musical and she has an unusual croaky voice which sounds as if she has a permanent cold.^ She had never done a musical and she has an unusual croaky voice which sounds as if she has a permanent cold.

^ When she was just starting out, an older player once recalled, her voice was so croaky she sounded like she had laryngitis (hence that sign at the Nottingham Playhouse).
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.So frightened was she of singing in public that she auditioned from the wings, leaving the pianists alone on stage".[8] But when it opened at the Palace Theatre in February 1968, Frank Marcus, reviewing for Plays and Players, commented that: "She sings well.^ So frightened was she of singing in public that she auditioned from the wings, leaving the pianists alone on stage'.

^ But when it opened at the Palace Theatre in February 1968, Frank Marcus, reviewing for "Plays and Players", commented that: 'She sings well.

^ So frightened was she of singing in public that she auditioned from the wings, leaving the pianists alone on stage".
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.The title song in particular is projected with great feeling."^ The title song in particular is projected with great feeling.'

.After a long run in Cabaret, she rejoined the RSC making numerous appearances with the company in Stratford and London for nearly twenty years, winning several best actress awards.^ Best Actress (win) Iris 2001 British Academy Awards   .
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^ After a long run in "Cabaret", she rejoined the RSC making numerous appearances with the company in Stratford and London over the next two decades, winning several best actress awards.

^ In 1961 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and made numerous appearances with the company in Stratford and London over the next two decades, winning several best actress awards.

.Among her roles with the RSC, she was the Duchess in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi in 1971. In the Stratford 1976 season, and then at the Aldwych in 1977, she gave two comedy performances, first in Trevor Nunn's musical staging of The Comedy of Errors as Adriana, then partnered with Donald Sinden as Beatrice and Benedick in John Barton's "British Raj" revival of Much Ado About Nothing.^ In the Stratford 1976 season, and then at the Aldwych in 1977, she gave two comedy performances, first in Trevor Nunn's musical staging of The Comedy of Errors as Adriana, then partnered with Donald Sinden as Beatrice and Benedick in John Barton's "British Raj" revival of Much Ado About Nothing.
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^ A year later she played the title-role in Webster's The Duchess of Malfi .
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^ In the Stratford 1976 season, and then at the Aldwych in 1977, she gave two comedy performances, first in Trevor Nunn's musical staging of "The Comedy of Errors" as Adriana, then partnered with Donald Sinden as Beatrice and Benedick in John Barton's 'British Raj' revival of "Much Ado About Nothing".

As Bernard Levin wrote in The Sunday Times: "...demonstrating once more that she is a comic actress of consummate skill, perhaps the very best we have."[9]
.But one of her most notable achievements with the RSC was her performance as Lady Macbeth in 1976. Nunn's acclaimed production of Macbeth was first staged with a minimalist design at The Other Place theatre in Stratford.^ Nunn's acclaimed production of "Macbeth" was first staged with a minimalist design at The Other Place theatre in Stratford.

^ Trevor Nunn's acclaimed RSC musical production .
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^ But one of her most notable achievements with the RSC was her performance as Lady Macbeth in 1976.

.Its small round stage focused attention on the psychological dynamics of the characters, and both Ian McKellen in the title role, and Dench, received exceptionally favourable notices.^ Its small round stage focused attention on the psychological dynamics of the characters, and both Ian McKellen in the title role, and Dench, received exceptionally favourable notices.

^ Occasionally she brought her stage roles to the screen in such film adaptations as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) and Macbeth (1978), in which she was Lady Macbeth to Ian McKellen 's tormented king.
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^ Occasionally, she brought her stage roles to the screen in such film adaptations as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) and Macbeth (1978), in which she was Lady Macbeth to Ian McKellen 's tormented king.
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."If this is not great acting I don't know what is", wrote Michael Billington in The Guardian.^ Michael Billington in The Guardian called her Ranevskaya ''even by this actress's standards, a remarkable performance.''
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^ Digg it Michael Billington The Guardian , Monday 12 September 2005 Dame Judi Dench in All's Well that ends well, RSC, 2004.
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^ "If this is not great acting I don't know what is.": Michael Billington, The Guardian.
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."It will astonish me if the performance is matched by any in this actress's generation", commented J C Trewin in The Lady.^ With nearly 50 years experience as an actress, Dame Judi Dench has given an astonishing range of performances.

^ "It will astonish me if the performance is matched by any in this actress's generation.": J C Trewin, The Lady.
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^ 'It will astonish me if the performance is matched by any in this actress's generation.': J C Trewin, "The Lady".

.The production transferred to London, opening at the Donmar Warehouse in September 1977, and was adapted for television, later released on VHS and DVD.^ The production transferred to London, opening at the Donmar Warehouse in September 1977, was filmed for television, and later released on VHS and finally DVD. She won the SWET Best Actress Award in 1977.

^ The production is directed by Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage and designed by Christopher Oram .
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^ The Weinstein Company asserts that the later release is not because of production...
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Dench won the SWET Best Actress Award in 1977.
.She had a romantic role in the BBC television film Langrishe, Go Down (1978), with Jeremy Irons and a screenplay by Harold Pinter from the Aidan Higgins novel, directed by David Jones, in which she played one of three spinster sisters living in a fading Irish mansion in the Waterford countryside.^ Langrishe Go Down jako Imogen Langrishe .
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^ In the 70s, she starred in the BBC play, Langrishe Go Down , in which she had to appear nude.
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^ And she'd make a mark in TV with the critical lauded Langrishe, Go Down, directed by David Jones.
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.Dench made her debut as a director in 1988 with the Renaissance Theatre Company's touring season, Renaissance Shakespeare on the Road, co-produced with the Birmingham Rep, and ending with a three month repertory programme at the Phoenix Theatre in London.^ I have also made numerous appearances in the West End and with the National Theatre in London.
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^ Dench made her directing debut in 1988 with the Renaissance Theatre Company's touring season, "Renaissance Shakespeare on the Road", co-produced with the Birmingham Rep, and ending with a three month repertory programme at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

^ Dench rose quickly through the ranks of British theatre, eventually joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961.
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.Dench's contribution was a staging of Much Ado About Nothing, set in the Napoleonic era, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Samantha Bond as Benedick and Beatrice.^ Dench's contribution was a staging of "Much Ado About Nothing", set in the Napoleonic era, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Samantha Bond as Benedick and Beatrice.

^ A. Spaceship Earth Q. In what film set in a French village does Dench star alongside Juliette Binoche?
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^ Dench returned to the stage to play Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" (1987-88), and followed up with a pair of film roles as a materialistic mother in "A Handful of Dust" (1988) and the lusty Mistress Quickly in Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" (1989).
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.In the same season, Geraldine McEwan and Derek Jacobi also made their directorial debuts.^ In the same season, Geraldine McEwan and Derek Jacobi also made their directorial debuts.

^ Dame Judi made her debut in a production of Hamlet, and stayed for four seasons, appearing in Franco Zeffirelli's 1960 stage production of Romeo and Juliet.

.She has made numerous appearances in the West End including the role of Miss Trant in the 1974 musical version of The Good Companions at Her Majesty's Theatre.^ Dame Judi has also made numerous appearances in the West End and with the National Theatre in London.

^ I have also made numerous appearances in the West End and with the National Theatre in London.
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^ She has made numerous appearances in the West End including the role of Miss Trant in the 1974 musical version of "The Good Companions" at Her Majesty's Theatre.

.In 1981, Dench was due to play the title role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats, but was forced to pull out due to a torn Achilles tendon, leaving Elaine Paige to play the role.^ Dame Judi was out, and Elaine Paige was in.
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^ A. 1970 Q. Elaine Page replaced Dench due to injury in which role for the original London production of the musical Cats?
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^ Here's a clip from 1968, in which she plays Sally Bowles in the original London production of "Cabaret": .
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[10] .She has acted with the National Theatre in London where, in September 1995, she played Desiree Armfeldt in a major revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, for which she won an Olivier Award.^ She played Sally Bowles in the original London production of Cabaret , and won the Olivier award in 1995 for her role in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music .
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^ She has acted with the National Theatre in London where, in September 1995, she played Desiree Armfeldt in a major revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music", for which she won an Olivier Award.

^ She remains compelling in movies like Iris and stage roles like Sondheim's A Little Night Music, in which her intimate performance of Send in the Clowns was an expressive tour de force.-Simon Farqharr .

Popular success

.In 1995, she took over the role of M (James Bond's boss) with the James Bond film series, starting with GoldenEye.^ In 1995 she took over the role of M in the James Bond franchise and has starred in the films: .

^ In 1995, she became known to an international audience after taking over the role of M (James Bond's boss) with the James Bond film series, starting with "GoldenEye".

^ In 1995 she took over the role of M in the James Bond franchise and has starred in the films:.

.She is the only actor from Pierce Brosnan's Bond films to remain in the franchise.^ She is one of the few actors from Pierce Brosnan's Bond films to remain in the rebooted franchise.

^ After her supporting role as Mistress Quickly in Kenneth Branagh 's acclaimed 1989 adaptation of Henry V, Dench exchanged the past for the present with her thoroughly modern role as M in GoldenEye (1995), the first of the Pierce Brosnan series of James Bond films.
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^ Without question, James Bond remains his own person in all 21 bond films, and along the way, he has learned to play the dicey side of affairs of state.
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.She has appeared in Casino Royale (2006) and its direct sequel Quantum of Solace (2008).^ She has appeared in 2006's "Casino Royale" and has been confirmed to be continuing the role in "Quantum of Solace", which is scheduled to be released in November 2008.

^ CASINO ROYALE 2006 .
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^ Nov 14, 2008 Quantum of Solace .
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.She has won multiple awards for performances on the London stage, including a record six Laurence Olivier Awards.^ She has won many, many awards including an academy award.
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^ She has won multiple awards for performances on the London stage, including a record six Laurence Olivier Awards.

^ I am a multiple winner of the main awards for performances on the London stage, including a record six Laurence Olivier Awards.
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.She also won the Tony Award for her 1999 Broadway performance in the role of Esme Allen in David Hare's Amy's View.^ She also won the Tony Award for her 1999 Broadway performance in the role of Esme Allen in David Hare's "Amy's View".

^ She won plaudits in David Hare's Amy's Way, both in the West End (1998) and on Broadway (1999).
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^ "Amy's View" (2000); Judi Dench sings "Send In The Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in "A Little Night Music", Featurette, Interviews.
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.Alongside her numerous award winning performances, she has also managed to take on the role of Director for a number of stage productions.^ Alongside her numerous award winning performances, she has also managed to take on the role of Director for a number of stage productions.

^ Since then she has been showered with awards for performances on stage, film and television and is one of Britain’s most loved and respected actors.
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^ Most famously, I played the role of the Virgin Mary in the 1957 production, performed on a fixed stage in the Museum Gardens.
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.Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Elizabeth I in the film Shakespeare in Love.^ See recent WENN news » A theatre set handed to the British Shakespeare Company by actress Dame Judi Dench is to be turned into a real playhouse.
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^ Won BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" .

.Judi Dench has frequently appeared with her close friend Geoffrey Palmer.^ Close Judi Dench on why she's not retiring .
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^ Judi Dench has frequently appeared with her close friend Geoffrey Palmer, in the series "As Time Goes By" and in the films "Mrs.

^ Dame Judi Dench has 772 friends.
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.They co-starred in the series As Time Goes By, where she played Jean Pargetter, becoming Jean Hardcastle after she married Lionel Hardcastle.^ A. Amys View Q. Which close friend was Denchs co-star in all 67 episodes of the TV series As Time Goes By?
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^ On television, she and her late husband, Michael Williams, played a married couple in A Fine Romance ; with Geoffrey Palmer she appeared in the sitcom As Time Goes By .

^ In the former medium, she endeared herself to viewers with her work in such series as A Fine Romance (in which she starred opposite real-life husband Michael Williams ) and As Time Goes By .
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The program spanned nine seasons. They also worked together on the films Mrs. Brown and Tomorrow Never Dies, both filmed in 1997. Dench has also lent her voice to many animated characters, narrations, and various other voice work. She plays the role of "Miss Lilly" in the children's animated series Angelina Ballerina (alongside her daughter, Finty Williams, as the voice of Angelina) and as Mrs. Calloway in the Disney animated film Home on the Range. .She has narrated various classical music recordings (notably Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Britten's Canticles-The Heart of the Matter), and has appeared in numerous BBC radio broadcasts as well as commercials.^ She has narrated various classical music recordings (notably Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and Britten's "Canticles-The Heart of the Matter"), and has appeared in numerous BBC radio broadcasts as well as commercials.

^ Much-loved British actress Dame Judi Dench will appear in a reimagining of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream due to open in London next year.
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^ In defiance of ageing, she will play Titania in Hall's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream early next year.
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.Her many television appearances include lead roles in the series A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By.^ My many television appearances include lead roles in the series As Time Goes By and A Fine Romance.
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^ Her many television appearances include lead roles in the series "A Fine Romance" and "As Time Goes By".

^ Television appearances include sit-com A Fine Romance.

.In the U.S., As Time Goes By has been repeated on PBS and on BBC America.^ Palmer and Dench reconnecting in an early episode of BBC's As Time Goes By.
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^ As Time Goes By is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One from 1992 to 2005.
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^ In 2004, As Time Goes By came 29th in Britains Best Sitcom.BBC - Britains Best Sitcom - Top 11 to 100 .
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Recent years

.Dench returned to the West End stage in April 2006 in Hay Fever alongside Peter Bowles, Belinda Lang and Kim Medcalf.^ Dench returned to the West End stage in April 2006 in "Hay Fever" alongside Peter Bowles, Belinda Lang and Kim Medcalf.

^ Dame Judi Dench returns to West End .
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^ I returned to the West End stage in April 2006 in Hay Fever alongside Peter Bowles, Belinda Lang and Kim Medcalf.
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.She finished off 2006 with the role of Mistress Quickly in the RSC's new musical The Merry Wives, a version of The Merry Wives of Windsor.^ I have finished off a busy 2006 with the role of "Mistress Quickly" in the RSC's new musical version of "The Merry Wives",[5] at Stratford-upon-Avon.
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^ Then she'd be back with the RSC, playing Mistress Quickly in a musical version of The Merry Wives Of Windsor, alongside Simon Callow and brother Jeff.
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^ Dench has sung before — in her career-defining Sally Bowles in a Sixties production of Cabaret , in The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Little Night Music — and thinks Marshall is “a genius.

[11]
Dench's more recent film career has garnered six Academy Award nominations in nine years for Mrs. Brown in 1997; her Oscar-winning turn as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love in 1998; for Chocolat in 2000; for the lead role of writer Iris Murdoch in Iris in 2001 (with Kate Winslet playing her as a younger woman); for Mrs Henderson Presents (a romanticised history of the Windmill Theatre) in 2005; and for 2006's Notes on a Scandal, a film for which she received critical acclaim, including Golden Globe, Academy Award, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
.In 2007 the BBC issued The Judi Dench Collection, DVDs of eight television dramas: Talking to a Stranger quartet (1966), Keep an Eye on Amélie (1973), The Cherry Orchard (1981), Going Gently (1981), Ghosts (with Kenneth Branagh and Michael Gambon, 1987), Make and Break (with Robert Hardy, 1987), Can You Hear Me Thinking? (co-starring with her husband, Michael Williams, 1990) and Absolute Hell (1991).^ Titles include: Talking to a Stranger (1966) Keep an Eye on Amlie (1973) The Cherry Orchard (1981) Going Gently (1981) Ghosts (1987) Make and Break (1987) Can You Hear Me ..
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^ Quick, what do you think of Judi Dench?  .
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[12]
.Dench, as Miss Matty Jenkins, co-starred with Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis, in the BBC One five-part series Cranford.^ She is up for the best actress prize for her role in BBC series Cranford, along with her co-star Dame Eileen Atkins, also 73 ...

^ Dame Judi Dench interview - part one - Parkinson - BBC .
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The series began transmission in the UK in November 2007, and on the BBC's U.S. producing partner station WGBH (PBS Boston) in spring 2008.
Dench became the voice for the narration for the updated Walt Disney World Epcot attraction Spaceship Earth in February 2008.
.In February 2008, she was named as the first official patron of the York Youth Mysteries 2008, a project to allow young people to explore the York Mystery Plays through dance, film-making and circus.^ Charlie [Dance, the director] hadn't made a film before, but we were both in David Hare's play "The Breath of Life," and he said, "I found this short story and I'm going to adapt it and make it into a film."
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^ Before starting my professional career, I was involved in the first three productions of the modern revival of the York Mystery Plays the 1950s.
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^ It was not until the mid-'80s that Dench began to make her name known to an international film audience.
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.This culminated on 21 June with a day of city centre performances in York.^ This culminated on 21 June with a day of city centre performances in York.

She worked on the 22nd Bond adventure Quantum Of Solace and reprised her role as M.
.She is interested in horse racing and in partnership with her chauffeur Bryan Agar owns a four-year-old horse, "Smokey Oakey", who won the 2008 Brigadier Gerard Stakes.^ A. Ophelia Q. Interested in horse racing, Dench is the co-owner of which winner of the 2008 Brigadier Gerard Stakes?
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^ She is also interested in horse racing and in partnership with her chauffeur Bryan Agar owns a four-year-old horse 'Smokey Oakey'.

^ She stars in "Notes" as a lonely, scheming teacher who discovers a younger colleague, Cate Blanchett, is having an affair with a 15-year-old student.
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[13]
.She returned to the West End from 13 March-23 May 2009 playing Madame de Merteuil in Yukio Mishima's Madame De Sade, directed by Michael Grandage as part of the Donmar season at Wyndham's Theatre.^ The play then transferred to the West End.
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^ "I loved doing Madame de Sade.
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^ In March 2009 I will be appearing in a play titled "Madame De Sade at the Wyndhams Theatre in the West End, London.
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.A year later Dench renewed her collaboration with Sir Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames in A Midsummer Night's Dream which opened in February 2010, when she played Titania as Elizabeth I of England in her later years: Queen of the Forest of Arden.^ A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) 24.
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^ In defiance of ageing, she will play Titania in Hall's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream early next year.
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^ Then I played Titania for Peter in 1962, then the film.
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[14][15]

Public life

Dench was awarded the OBE in 1970, became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1988, and a Companion of Honour in 2005.[16]
.Dench is a patron of The Leaveners, Friends School Saffron Walden and the Archway Theatre, Horley, UK. She became president of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London in 2006, taking over from Sir John Mills, and is also president of the Questors Theatre.^ Dench is a patron of The Leaveners, Friends School Saffron Walden and the Archway Theatre, Horley, UK. She became president of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London in 2006, taking over from Sir John Mills, and is also president of the Questors Theatre.

^ After attending art school, she studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
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^ She studied at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, London, and made her debut (1957) as Ophelia in the Old Vic's production of Hamlet.
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.In May 2006, she became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.^ In May 2006, she became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

She is also patron of Ovingdean Hall School, a special day and boarding school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Brighton and Vice President of The Little Foundation.
.Dench is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.^ Dench is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

.In 1996 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (D.Univ) from Surrey University[17] and in 2000-2001 she received an Honorary DLitt from Durham University.^ In 2000 Dame Judi received an honorary degree from Oxford University.
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^ In 2000-2001 she received an Honorary "DLitt" from Durham University.

^ On 24 June, 2008, she was honoured by the University of St Andrews, receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) at the university's graduation ceremony.

.On 24 June 2008, she was honoured by the University of St Andrews, receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) at the university's graduation ceremony.^ Actress Judi Dench looks at her scroll after receiving her Honorary Doctor of Letters degree in the grounds of St. Andrews University June 24, 2008.
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^ In 2000 Dame Judi received an honorary degree from Oxford University.
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^ Actress Judi Dench rests her head on her scroll after receiving her Honorary Doctor of Letters degree in the grounds of St. Andrews University, eastern Scotland June 24, 2008.
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[18]
.Dench has worked with the non-governmental indigenous organization, Survival International, campaigning in the defense of the tribal people, the Bushmen of Botswana and the Arhuaco of Colombia.^ Dench: I like the people I work with.
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^ Dench's work in the James Bond films increased her profile among international audiences, and she began to take on more substantial screen roles.
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She made a small supporting video saying the Bushmen are victims of tyranny, greed and racism.[19][20]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1964 The Third Secret Miss Humphries
1965 Four in the Morning Wife BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
A Study in Terror Sally
He Who Rides a Tiger Joanne
1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania
1973 Luther Katherine
1974 Dead Cert Laura Davidson
1978 Langrishe, Go Down Imogen Langrishe (BBC TV film)
1985 The Angelic Conversation (narrator)
Wetherby Marcia Pilborough Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1988 A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1989 Henry V Mistress Quickly
Behaving Badly Bridget Mayor Channel 4 television serial
1995 Jack and Sarah Margaret
GoldenEye M
1996 Hamlet Hecuba
1997 Mrs. Brown Queen Victoria BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actress in a Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Tomorrow Never Dies M
1998 Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nomination — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nomination — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
1999 Tea with Mussolini Arabella
The World Is Not Enough M
2000 Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (narrator) (documentary)
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth (TV)
Chocolat Armande Voizin Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
2001 Iris Iris Murdoch BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nomination — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
The Shipping News Agnis Hamm Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Augusta Bracknell
Die Another Day M
2003 Bugs! (narrator) (short subject)
2004 Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway (voice)
The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon
Ladies in Lavender Ursula Widdington
2005 Pride & Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Mrs Henderson Presents Mrs. Laura Henderson Nomination — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination — British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nomination — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2006 Doogal (narrator)
Casino Royale M Nominated — National Movie Award for Best Actress
Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nomination — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nomination — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nomination — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
2007 Go Inside to Greet the Light (narrator)
2008 Quantum of Solace M
2009 Rage Mona Carvell
Nine Liliane La Fleur
2011 Bond 23 M pre-production
She has also lent her likeness and voice for the role of M in James Bond video games:

Theatre work

Source: "Judi Dench: With a Crack in her Voice" by John Miller

As an actress

St Mary's Abbey
  • 1957
York Mystery Plays - Virgin Mary
  • 1957
Hamlet - Ophelia
Measure for Measure - Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream - First Fairy
  • 1958
Twelfth Night - Maria (also USA tour)
Henry V - Katharine (also USA tour)
  • 1959
The Double Dealer - Cynthia
As You Like It - Phebe
The Importance of Being Earnest - Cecily
The Merry Wives of Windsor - Anne Page
  • 1960
Richard II - Queen
Romeo and Juliet - Juliet (also Venice Festival)
She Stoops to Conquer - Kate Hardcastle
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Hermia
Also walk-on roles in King Lear and Henry VI)
  • 1961
The Cherry Orchard - Anya, Aldwych Theatre
  • 1962
Measure for Measure - Isabella, Stratford
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Titania, Stratford
A Penny for a Song - Dorcas Bellboys, Aldwych
Nottingham Playhouse Company
  • 1963
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth (also West Africa tour)
Twelfth Night - Viola (also West Africa tour)
A Shot in the Dark - Josefa Lautenay, Lyric Theatre
  • 1964
Three Sisters - Irina
The Twelfth Hour - Anna
  • 1965
The Alchemist - Dol Common
Romeo and Jeannette - Jeannette
The Firescreen - Jacqueline
Nottingham Playhouse Company
  • 1965
Measure for Measure - Isabella
Private Lives - Amanda
  • 1966
The Country Wife - Margery Pinchwife
The Astrakhan Coat - Barbara
St Joan - Joan
Oxford Playhouse Company
  • 1966
The Promise - Lika
The Rules of the Game - Silia
  • 1967
The Promise - Lika, Fortune Theatre
  • 1968
Cabaret - Sally Bowles
RSC
  • 1969
The Winter's Tale - Hermione and Perdita, Stratford
Women Beware Women - Bianca, Stratford
Twelfth Night - Viola, Stratford
  • 1970
London Assurance - Grace Harkaway, Aldwych
Major Barbara - Barbara Undershaft, Aldwych
  • 1971
The Merchant of Venice - Portia, Stratford
The Duchess of Malfi - Duchess, Stratford
Toad of Toad Hall - Fielfmouse, Stoat and Mother Rabbit, Stratford
No Company
  • 1973
Context to Whisper - Aurelia, Royal, York
The Wolf - Vilma, Oxford Playhouse (also at Apollo, Queen's & New London)
West End
  • 1974
The Good Companions - Miss Trant, Her Majesty's
  • 1975
The Gay Lord Quex - Sophy Fullgarney, Albery
RSC
  • 1975
Too True to Be Good - Sweetie Simpkins, Aldwych
  • 1976
Much Ado About Nothing - Beatrice, Stratford
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth, Stratford (also Donmar Warehouse and Young Vic)
The Comedy of Errors - Adriana, Stratford
King Lear - Regan, Stratford
  • 1977
Pillars of the Community - Lona Hessel, Aldwych
  • 1978
The Way of the World - Millamant, Aldwych
  • 1979
Cymbeline - Imogen, Stratford
  • 1980
Juno and the Paycock - Juno Boyle, Aldwych
No Company
  • 1981
A Village Wooing - Young Woman, New End
  • 1982
The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Bracknell, Lyttleton
A Kind of Alaska - Deborah, Cottesloe
  • 1983
Pack of Lies - Barbara Jackson, Lyric
RSC
  • 1984
Mother Courage - Mother Courage, Barbican
Waste Amy O'Connell, Barbican and Lyric
West End
  • 1986
Mr and Mrs Nobody - Carrie Pooter, Garrick
National Theatre
  • 1987
Antony and Cleopatra - Cleopatra, Olivier
Entertaining Strangers - Sarah Eldridge, Cottesloe
  • 1989
Hamlet - Gertrude, Olivier
RSC
The Cherry Orchard - Ranevskaya, Aldwych
  • 1991
The Plough and the Stars - Bessie Burgess, Young Vic
National Theatre
  • 1991
The Sea - Mrs Rafi, Lyttleton
  • 1992
Coriolanus - Volumnia, Chichester
Royal Shakespeare Company
  • 1992
The Gift of the Gorgon - Helen Damson, Barbican and Wyndham's
National Theatre
  • 1994
The Seagull - Arkadina, Olivier
  • 1995
Absolute Hell - Christine Foskett, Lyttleton
A Little Night Music - Desirée Armfeldt, Olivier
  • 1997
Amy's View - Esmé, Lyttleton
  • 1998
Amy's View - Esmé, Aldwych
West End and Broadway
  • 1998
Filumena - Filumena, Piccadilly
  • 1999
Amy's View - Esmé, Barrymore, New York
  • 2001
The Royal Family - Fanny Cavendish, Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • 2002
The Breath of Life - Frances, Theatre Royal Haymarket
RSC
  • 2003
All's Well That Ends Well - The Countess, Stratford and Gielgud
West End
  • 2006
Hay Fever - Judith Bliss, Theatre Royal Haymarket
RSC
  • 2006
The Merry Wives - The Musical - Mistress Quickly, Stratford
Donmar Warehouse
  • 2009
Madame de Sade - Madame de Montreuil, Donmar at Wyndham's
Rose Theatre, Kingston

As a director

Discography

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Awards and nominations

Theatre

Awards

Television

Awards
Nominations

References

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  2. ^ a b Michael Billington (12 September 2005). "Please God, not retirement". The Guardian. http://film.guardian.co.uk/oscars2006/story/0,,1699880,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. ^ a b Michael Billington (23 March 1998). "Judi Dench: Nothing like the Dame". The Guardian. http://film.guardian.co.uk/Feature_Story/Guardian/0,,44053,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Hopkins and Dench named best British actors". The Guardian. 18 August 2005. http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1551503,00.html. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Connery and Dench Top Legend Poll". Time Out Group. 25 February 2005. http://www.timeout.com/film/news/303/connery-and-dench-top-legend-poll.html. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  6. ^ Staff writers (30 May 2008). "Formula 'secret of perfect voice'". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7426923.stm. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Dame Judi speaks up for Mystery Plays". HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk. 18 September 2003. http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/CAMPAIGNS/2003/09sep/030918judi.shtml. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  8. ^ Sheridan Morley (1986). The great stage stars: distinguished theatrical careers of the past and present. London: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 978-020714970-2. 
  9. ^ Robert Tanitch (2007). London stage in the 20th century. London: Haus Publishing. ISBN 978-190495074-5. 
  10. ^ Staff writers (15 January 2002). "Record-breaking Cats bows out". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/showbiz/1761508.stm. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Merry Wives – The Musical". Royal Shakespeare Company. http://www.rsc.org.uk/WhatsOn/3537.aspx. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
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  13. ^ "Dame Judi Dench lands Brigadier Gerard Stakes with Smokey Oakey". This is London. The Evening Standard. 29 May 2008. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/article-23488432-details/Dame+Judi+Dench+lands+Brigadier+Gerard+Stakes+with+Smokey+Oakey/article.do. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  14. ^ White, Lesley (2010-02-14). "Peter and Judi play a Tug of Love". Sunday Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article7021949.ece. 
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  21. ^ British Theatre Guide review

Further reading

  • Herbert, Ian; Christine Baxter and Robert E. Finlay (1981). Who's Who in the Theatre (17th ed.). Detroit: Gale. ISBN 0273017179. 
  • Billington, Michael (1993). One Night Stands: A critic's view of British theatre from 1971-1991. London: Nick Hern Books. ISBN 1854591851. 

External links


Simple English

Judi Dench
File:Judi Dench at the BAFTAs
Born Judith Olivia Dench
9 December 1934 (age 76)
North Yorkshire, England
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Spouse Michael Williams (1971 - 2001)

Judi Dench (real name: Dame Judith Olivia Dench, born December 9, 1934) is a well known British actress.

Judi Dench has appeared in James Bond films since 1995 as the character M. She has also appeared in other large budget films such as Mrs. Henderson Presents and Ladies in Lavender


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