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Judi Dench

Mostly Credited As: Judi Dench
Sometimes Credited As: Dame Judi Dench

Birth Name: Judith Olivia Dench
Date Of Birth: December 09, 1934 (Age 79)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: York, North Yorkshire, England
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Judi Dench


Dame Judi was born on December 9th, 1934 in York, England, and is one of the most versatile leading classical actresses of recent history,. Judi is unique in having sustained a television career that, both in breadth and depth, more than matches her work for the stage. The three roles for which she received, in the same year, a clutch of Best Actress and Best Light Entertainment Performance awards--a cancer ward sister in the single drama Going Gently, Ranyevskya in The Cherry Orchard and the gauche but capable Laura in the situation comedy series A Fine Romance--epitomize the versatility of this distinctive and popular performer and the range of work with which she has been associated across a career spanning four decades and some thirty parts. She was also made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1988.

After many roles in film and television, Judi still prefers her first love: the stage. She can still be seen performing in many plays throughout London.

Movie Credits

Casino Royale (2006) -. M
Notes on a Scandal (2006) - Barbara Covett
Pride & Prejudice (2005) - Lady Catherine de Bourg
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) - Mrs. Laura Henderson
Ladies in Lavender. (2004) - Ursula Widdington
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - Aereon
Home on the Range (2004) (voice) - Mrs. Calloway
Die Another Day (2002) - M
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) - Lady Bracknell
The Shipping News (2001) - Agnis Hamm
Iris (2001/I) - Iris Murdoch
Chocolat (2000) - Armande Voizin
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000) (TV) - Elizabeth
The World Is Not Enough (1999) - M
Tea with Mussolini (1999) - Arabella
Shakespeare in Love (1998) - Queen Elizabeth
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - M
Mrs. Brown (1997) - Queen Victoria
Hamlet (1996) - Hecuba
GoldenEye (1995) - M
Jack & Sarah (1995) - Margaret
Henry V (1989) - Mistress Quickly
A Handful of Dust (1988) - Mrs. Beaver
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) - Nora Doel
A Room with a View (1985) - In Florence - Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
Wetherby (1985) - Marcia Pilborough

... and many more.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Cranford (2007) (2007)As: Miss Matty Jenkyns
Angelina Ballerina (2002)As: Miss Lilly -- [Voice]
As Time Goes By (UK) (1992)As: Jean Pargeter Hardcastle
Behaving Badly (1989)As: Bridget Mayor
A Fine Romance (1981) (1981)As: Laura Dalton
Love in a Cold Climate (1980) (1980)As: Lady Alconleigh, Aunt Sadie
Talking to a Stranger (UK) (1966)As: Terry Stevens
Episode Cast Credits 

Daybreak (2010) 
  April 14, 2014 04x157: (Apr/14/2014) As Herself 
  October 23, 2013 04x38: (Oct/23/2013) As Herself 
  October 24, 2012 03x38: (Oct/24/2012) As Herself 
  October 23, 2012 03x37: (Oct/23/2012) As Herself 

Great Performances (1974) 
  National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage 41x12: (Feb/14/2014) As (Herself) 

Six by Sondheim (2013) 
  SPECIAL! 01x01: (Dec/09/2013) As Herself (Archive Footage) 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Judi Dench, Jeremy Paxman, John Bishop, Elton John 14x04: (Nov/01/2013) As Herself 
  Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Olly Murs 12x19: (Mar/01/2013) As Herself 
  Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Of Monsters And Men 12x02: (Oct/26/2012) As Herself 
  Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Sue Perkins, Will Young 10x14: (Feb/10/2012) As Herself 

Arena (UK) (1975) 
  The National Theatre (Part 2: War and Peace) 38x15: (Oct/31/2013) As Herself 
  The National Theatre (Part 1: The Dream) 38x14: (Oct/24/2013) As Herself 

Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie (2013) 
  Muse of Fire: A Shakesperean Road Movie 01x01: (Oct/24/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Dad! (2005) 
  Da Flippity Flop 08x19: (May/12/2013) As Herself, [Uncredited]

This Morning (1988) 
  October 24, 2012 25x38: (Oct/24/2012) As Herself 
  December 17, 2009 22x78: (Dec/17/2009) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 23, 2012 13x297: (Oct/23/2012) As Herself 
  February 10, 2012 13x41: (Feb/10/2012) As Herself 

The Many Faces of (2010) 
  Dame Judi Dench 01x04: (Dec/30/2011) As Herself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 69 01x69: (Dec/17/2009) As Herself 

The One Show (2006) 
  December 1, 2009 04x105: (Dec/01/2009) As Herself 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  Cranford: (Part 1) 38x13: (May/04/2008) As Miss Matty Jenkyns 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  David Beckham, Peter Kay, Billy Connolly, Sir Michael Caine, Sir David Attenborough, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Edna Everage, Jamie Cullen 07x11: (Dec/16/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Judi Dench, Dame Edna Everage, Sharon Osbourne, Scissor Sisters 01x09: (Oct/30/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Nominee: Best Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Nominee: Best Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 49x01: (Mar/25/2001) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Judi Dench, Peter Kay, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Will Young 10x08: (Nov/15/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Rory Bremner, Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey, The Lighthouse Family 07x03: (Mar/09/2002) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Omnibus (1967) 
  Iris Murdoch: Strange Love 36x01: (Jan/23/2002) As Herself 
  What If It's Just Green Cheese? 03x17: (Jul/20/1969) As Herself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 07x01: (Mar/11/2001) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (for 'Chocolat') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 58x01: (Jan/21/2001) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'The Last of the Blonde Bombshells') 
  The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 55x01: (Jan/18/1998) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Mrs. Brown') 

The View (1997) 
  Season 2, Episode 76 02x76: (Dec/14/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 61 05x61: (Jan/25/1996) As Herself 

Middlemarch (1994) 
  Episode 6 01x06: (May/15/1994) Voiced  George Eliot 

Performance (UK) (1991) 
  Absolute Hell 01x04: (Oct/05/1991) As Christine Foskett, [Starring Roles]

Screen One (1989) 
  Can You Hear Me Thinking? 02x05: (Sep/30/1990) As Anne 

Theatre Night (1985) 
  Ghosts 02x04: (Jun/14/1987) As Mrs Alving 
  Make And Break 02x03: (Jun/07/1987) As Mrs Rogers 

Breakfast Time (UK) (1983) 
  Episode 524 03x13: (Jan/18/1985) As Herself 
  Episode 182 01x182: (Sep/27/1983) As Herself 

A Fine Romance (1981) (1981) 
  First Meeting 01x01: (Nov/01/1981) As Laura 

BBC2 Playhouse (1974) 
  Going Gently 07x27: (Jun/05/1981) As Sister Scarli 

Love in a Cold Climate (1980) (1980) 
  Heir Apparent 01x05: (Nov/26/1980) As Aunt Sadie 

Ooh La La! (1968) 
  Keep an Eye on Amélie 03x01: (May/05/1973) As Amélie 

Theatre 625 (1964) 
  Talking to a Stranger 4: The Innocent Must Suffer 04x04: (Oct/23/1966) As Terry Stevens - Daughter 
  Talking to a Stranger 3: Gladly, My Cross-Eyed Bear 04x03: (Oct/16/1966) As Terry Stevens - Daughter 
  Talking to a Stranger 2: No Skill or Special Knowledge Is Required 04x02: (Oct/09/1966) As Terry Stevens - Daughter 
  Talking to a Stranger 1: Anytime You're Ready I'll Sparkle 04x01: (Oct/02/1966) As Terry Stevens - Daughter 

The Troubleshooters (UK) (1965) 
  Safety Man 01x03: (Jul/21/1965) As Gwyneth Evans 

An Age of Kings (1960) 
  Henry V (Part 2): the Band of Brothers 01x08: (Aug/04/1960) As Princess Katherine 
  Henry V (Part 1): Signs of War 01x07: (Jul/21/1960) As Princess Katherine 
Trivia

In 2004, Judi received the Taormina Arte Award at the Taormina International Film Festival.

In 2001, Judi won the ShoWest Award for Supporting Actress of the Year.

In 2001, Judi won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for: Chocolat (2000).

In 2002, Judi won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for: The Shipping News (2001).

Judi is the mother of actress Finty Williams.

Judi is approximately 5' 3½" (1.61 m) tall.

In 1998, Judi won the CFCA Award for Best Actress for: Mrs. Brown (1997).

In 1988, Judi was made a Dame Of The British Empire (DBE), making her Dame Judi Dench.

Judi was awarded with a BAFTA Fellowship in a special tribute ceremony in London in 2001.

Judi studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

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