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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 59 wins & 162 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Tulip Fever (completed)
The Abbess of St. Ursula
 2016 Schadenfreude (post-production)
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 2015/I Spectre
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 2012 Skyfall
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2009 Nine
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2006 Casino Royale
 2006 Doogal
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 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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(January 1991-July 1991; September 1991-January 1992) She acted in the Royal National Theatre season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Tony Harrison's play, "The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David ... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Dame Judi Dench


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Of course I have a temper. Who hasn't? And the older I get the more angry I get about things. It's not sudden anger, it smoulders and then if I really let it go on for a bit the shit hits the fan. I get very angry about general injustice. I get angry about the way people say 'Tomorrow X will make a speech about X'. Just let them say it. I get furious about the whole business of not allowing ... See more »


Shares a role with her Nine (2009) co-star Marion Cotillard: both played Lady Macbeth. Dench on stage in the '70s and Cotillard in the 2015 film adaptation, Macbeth (2015). They both co-starred opposite an actor who played Magneto in the X-Men franchise; Dench with Ian McKellen and Cotillard with Michael Fassbender. 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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