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Judi Dench


Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. She is a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 72 wins & 128 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2015 Tulip Fever (completed)
The Abbess of St. Ursula
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Cecily, Duchess of York
- Richard III (2016) ... Cecily, Duchess of York
 2015 The Vote (TV Movie)
Christine Metcalfe
 2013 Vicious (TV Series)
Judi Dench
- Anniversary (2013) ... Judi Dench (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Skyfall
M
 2012 007 Legends (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2012 Friend Request Pending (Short)
Mary
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2010 GoldenEye 007 (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2010 James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2009 Nine
Lilli
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2001-2007 Angelina Ballerina (TV Series)
Miss Lilly
- The Old Oak Tree (2003) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
- William the Conjuror (2003) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
- The Proposal (2003) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
- Angelina's Baby Sister (2002) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
 2006 Casino Royale
M
 2006 Doogal
Narrator (voice)
 2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2004 A Dairy Tale (Video short)
Mrs. Caloway (voice)
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Ursula
 2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2001 The Shipping News
Agnis Hamm
 2001/I Iris
Iris Murdoch
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Elizabeth
 1999 License to Thrill (Short)
M
 1998 The Bear (Short)
Narrator (American version) (voice)
 1996 Hamlet
Hecuba
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Slaughter (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Total War (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
 1995 GoldenEye
M
 1995 Jack & Sarah
Margaret
 1994 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
George Eliot
- Episode #1.7 (1994) ... George Eliot (voice)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... George Eliot (voice)
 1992 The Torch (TV Mini-Series)
Aba
- The End of the World (1992) ... Aba
- The Slave State (1992) ... Aba
- The Raft (1992) ... Aba
- The Poseidon (1992) ... Aba
- The Nikathlon (1992) ... Aba
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Christine Foskett
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Christine Foskett
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Anne
- Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990) ... Anne
 1989 Smile (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
Bridget
- The Horse May Talk (1989) ... Bridget
- Seize the Day (1989) ... Bridget
- Home Fires (1989) ... Bridget
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Bridget
 1988 A Handful of Dust
Mrs. Beaver
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Alving / Mrs. Rogers
- Ghosts (1987) ... Mrs. Alving
- Make and Break (1987) ... Mrs. Rogers
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Nora Doel
 1985 Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie)
Dorrie Edgehill
 1985 The Angelic Conversation
Shakespeare's Sonnets read by (voice)
 1983 Saigon: Year of the Cat (TV Movie)
Barbara Dean
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Mme. Ranevsky
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Scarli
- Going Gently (1981) ... Sister Scarli
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Sadie
- In Love and War (1980) ... Sadie
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Sadie
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Sadie
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Sadie
 1968-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Z / Helen Payle
- Village Wooing (1979) ... Z
- On Approval (1968) ... Helen Payle
 1978-1979 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hazel Wiles / Imogen Langrishe
- On Giant's Shoulders (1979) ... Hazel Wiles
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Imogen Langrishe
 1978 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Adriana
 1968-1978 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
- A Dog So Small (1978) ... Reader
- My Sister Sophie/The Vicious Woman (1968) ... Storyteller
- Chi Ming: Chi Ming Moves House (1968) ... Storyteller
- Chi Ming: Chi Ming and the Jade Earring (1968) ... Storyteller
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Sweetie Simpkins
- Theatre (1976) ... Sweetie Simpkins
 1974 Dead Cert
Laura Davidson
 1974 Luther
Katherine
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Amélie
- Keep an Eye on Amélie (1973) ... Amélie
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Woman
- Neighbours (1970) ... Woman
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Elizebeth Moris
- Days to Come (1966) ... Elizebeth Moris
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Marthe
- Let No Man Speak (1966) ... Marthe
 1959-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Louisa Lindley / Dido Morgan / Miss Richards / ...
- Marching Song (1964) ... Dido Morgan
- The Teachers (1963) ... Miss Richards
- The Finambulists (1963) ... Susannah
 1965 A Study in Terror
Sally
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Joanne
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Gwyneth Evans
- Safety Man (1965) ... Gwyneth Evans
 1965 Four in the Morning
Wife
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Charlotte Revel
- Dishonoured Bones (1964) ... Charlotte Revel
 1964 The Third Secret
Miss Humphries
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Angela Thwaites
- August for the People (1964) ... Angela Thwaites
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Elena Collins
- Made for Each Other (1963) ... Elena Collins
 1962 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Anya
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Anna
- Treviso Dam (1960) ... Anna
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
Good Angel
- Dr. Faustus Part 1: A Deed of Gift (1960) ... Good Angel
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Other Works:

(June 1987-July 1987; August 1987-December 1987) She acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Alan Ayckbourn's plays, "A Small Family Business," and "Tons of Money;" William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," and "King... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Judi Dench

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Does she feel fulfilled?] No, no, no, no, I hope not. Being fulfilled is closing the drawer again and I don't want to do that just yet. I'd bore myself silly. I wouldn't learn anything new. I'd just sit around and I hate wasting time. I hate waste of any kind. I love quiz programmes. I am riveted by The Weakest Link (2000) but I'd be too terrified to appear on it. See more »

Trivia:

When she started training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she admits she wasn't taking it as seriously as she ought to have done. She was caught out during an improvisation scene at which point she realised that that was what it was all about and studied harder than she had ever done in her life. See more »

Trademark:

Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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