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Known Credits: 88

Birthday: 1934-12-09

Place of Birth: York, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Judi Dench

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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 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
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
2013 Philomena as Philomena Lee
2013 Muse of Fire as Herself
2013 Run For Your Wife as Bag Lady
2013 Talking Pictures - (1 episode) as Herself
2012 Skyfall as M
2012 Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 as herself
2012 Stars In Shorts
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Evelyn Greenslade
2011 My Week with Marilyn as Sybil Thorndike
2011 J. Edgar as Anna Marie Hoover
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as High Society Lady
2011 Jane Eyre as Mrs. Fairfax
2009 Nine as Lilli
2009 Rage as Mona Carvell
2009 Live from Studio Five - (1 episode)
2008 Quantum of Solace as M
2007 Cranford - (12 episodes)
2007 Cranford as Miss Matty Jenkyns
2006 Notes on a Scandal as Barbara Covett
2006 Casino Royale as M
2006 The One Show - (1 episode)
2006 Doogal as Narrator
2005 Pride & Prejudice as Lady Catherine de Bourg
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents as Mrs. Laura Henderson
2005 We Become Silent - The Last Days of Health Freedom as Narrator
2004 Ladies in Lavender. as Ursula
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick as Aereon
2004 Home on the Range as Mrs. Caloway
2003 Bugs!
2002 Die Another Day as M
2002 Bond Girls Are Forever as Herself
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest as Lady Bracknell
2002 Angelina Ballerina - (42 episodes)
2002 Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening as Performer: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
2001 The Shipping News as Agnis Hamm
2001 Iris as Iris Murdoch
2000 Chocolat as Armande Voizin
2000 Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport as Narrator
1999 The World Is Not Enough as M
1999 Tea with Mussolini as Arabella
1998 Shakespeare in Love as Queen Elizabeth
1998 Hey, Mr Producer!
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies as M
1997 Mrs Brown as Queen Victoria
1996 Hamlet as Hecuba
1995 GoldenEye as M
1995 Jack & Sarah as Margaret
1994 Middlemarch - (1 episode)
1992 As Time Goes By - (73 episodes) as Jean
1991 Pebble Mill - (1 episode)
1991 Absolute Hell
1989 Henry V as Mistress Quickly
1988 A Handful of Dust as Mrs. Beaver
1987 Ghosts
1987 84 Charing Cross Road as Nora Doel
1987 Make and Break
1985 A Room with a View as Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
1985 Theatre Night - (1 episode)
1985 Wetherby as Marcia Pilborough
1985 The Angelic Conversation as Narrator
1981 A Fine Romance - (24 episodes) as Laura Dalton
1981 A Fine Romance - (1 episode)
1981 The Cherry Orchard
1980 Love in a Cold Climate - (8 episodes) as Aunt Sadie
1980 Love in a Cold Climate as Sadie
1979 A Performance of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth
1978 Langrishe, Go Down as Imogen Langrishe
1974 Dead Cert as Laura Davidson
1974 Playhouse - (1 episode)
1974 Playhouse - (17 episodes) as Sister Scarli
1973 Keep an Eye on Amélie as Amélie
1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania
1965 A Study in Terror as Sally
1965 The Troubleshooters (UK) - (1 episode)
1965 Four in the Morning as Wife
1962 The Cherry Orchard as Anya
1960 An Age of Kings - (2 episodes)
1960 An Age of Kings as Katherine
1929 The Academy Awards - (6 episodes)
1900 Talking to a Stranger - (4 episodes) as Terry Stevens - Daughter
1900 The Cranford Chronicles - (0 episodes)
1900 The Cherry Orchard - (0 episodes) as Ranyevskaya
1900 Behaving Badly - (4 episodes) as Bridget Mayor
1900 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells - (0 episodes) as Elizabeth
1900 Macbeth - (0 episodes) as Lady Macbeth
1900 Return to Cranford - (0 episodes) as Miss Matty Jenkyns
1900 Tulip Fever
Writing
1997 Hububb - (63 episodes) … Writer
Directing
1989 Look Back in Anger … Director