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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 56 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2016 Tulip Fever (completed)
The Abbess of St. Ursula
 2015 Spectre
M (Barbara Mawdsley) (uncredited)
 2012 Skyfall
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2009 Nine
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2006 Casino Royale
 2006 Doogal
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
 2001 The Shipping News
Agnis Hamm
 2001/I Iris
Iris Murdoch
 1996 Hamlet
 1995 GoldenEye
 1995 Jack & Sarah
 1988 A Handful of Dust
Mrs. Beaver
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Nora Doel
 1985 The Angelic Conversation
Shakespeare's Sonnets read by (voice)
 1974 Dead Cert
Laura Davidson
 1974 Luther
 1965 A Study in Terror
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
 1965 Four in the Morning
 1964 The Third Secret
Miss Humphries
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: Played "Judith Bliss" in "Hay Fever", a play by Noël Coward (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, England, UK). See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Dame Judi Dench


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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I hate how people have been attacking Daniel Craig. It's despicable and it disgusts me. I have filmed with him in Prague and the Bahamas and he is a fine actor. He brings something new and edgy to the role. His critics will be proved wrong. See more »


Was the 114th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1998) at The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) on March 21, 1999. See more »


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

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