Judi Dench

9 Dec 1934

Actor, Director

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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Filmography (55 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff)
(movie, 2017)
···Victoria & Abdul
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Queen Victoria)
(movie, 2017)
···Tulip Fever
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as The Abbess of St. Ursula)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Miss Avocet)
(movie, 2015)
···Spectre
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 2015)
···The Vote
Role: Actor
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Greenslade)
(movie, 2015)
···Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Silver)
(movie, 2013)
···Philomena
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Philomena Lee)
(movie, 2013)
···Run For Your Wife
Role: Actor (as Bag Lady)
(movie, 2012)
···Skyfall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Greenslade)
(movie, 2011)
···J. Edgar
Genre: Drama, Crime, History
Role: Actor (as Anna Marie Hoover)
(movie, 2011)
···My Week with Marilyn
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sybil Thorndike)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as High Society Lady)
(movie, 2011)
···Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Fairfax)
(movie, 2009)
···Nine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lilli)
(movie, 2008)
···Quantum of Solace
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 2006)
···Notes on a Scandal
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Barbara Covett)
(movie, 2006)
···Casino Royale
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 2006)
···Doogal
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2005)
···Pride & Prejudice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Catherine de Bourg)
(movie, 2005)
···Mrs Henderson Presents
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Laura Henderson)
(movie, 2004)
···Ladies in Lavender.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Ursula)
(movie, 2004)
···The Chronicles of Riddick
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Aereon)
(movie, 2004)
···Home on the Range
Genre: Western, Animation, Family, Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Caloway)
(movie, 2004)
···Ladies in Lavender.
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ursula)
(movie, 2002)
···Die Another Day
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Bracknell)
(movie, 2001)
···The Shipping News
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Agnis Hamm)
(movie, 2001)
···Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Iris Murdoch)
(movie, 2000)
···Chocolat
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Armande Voizin)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth)
(movie, 1999)
···The World Is Not Enough
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 1999)
···Tea with Mussolini
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Arabella)
(movie, 1998)
···Shakespeare in Love
Genre: History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Queen Elizabeth)
(movie, 1997)
···Tomorrow Never Dies
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 1997)
···Mrs Brown
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Queen Victoria)
(movie, 1996)
···Hamlet
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hecuba)
(movie, 1995)
···GoldenEye
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as M)
(movie, 1995)
···Jack & Sarah
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Margaret)
(movie, 1991)
···Absolute Hell
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Christine Foskett)
(movie, 1989)
···Henry V
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Mistress Quickly)
(movie, 1989)
···Look Back in Anger
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···84 Charing Cross Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nora Doel)
(movie, 1987)
···The Angelic Conversation
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 1985)
···A Room with a View
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eleanor Lavish, a novelist)
(movie, 1985)
···Wetherby
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Marcia Pilborough)
(movie, 1985)
···The Browning Version
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Millie Crocker-Harris)
(movie, 1983)
···Saigon: Year of the Cat
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Barbara Dean)
(movie, 1981)
···The Cherry Orchard
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mme. Ranevsky)
(movie, 1979)
···A Performance of Macbeth
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lady Macbeth)
(movie, 1974)
···Dead Cert
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Laura Davidson)
(movie, 1965)
···Four in the Morning
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Wife)
(movie, 1965)
···He Who Rides a Tiger
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Joanne)