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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 69 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2015 Tulip Fever (post-production)
The Abbess of St. Ursula
 2012 Skyfall
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 2012 Friend Request Pending (Short)
Mary
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2009 Nine
Lilli
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2006 Casino Royale
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 2006 Doogal
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Ursula
 2001 The Shipping News
Agnis Hamm
 2001/I Iris
Iris Murdoch
 1999 License to Thrill (Short)
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 1998 The Bear (Short)
Narrator (American version) (voice)
 1996 Hamlet
Hecuba
 1995 GoldenEye
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 1995 Jack & Sarah
Margaret
 1989 Smile (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1988 A Handful of Dust
Mrs. Beaver
 1987 The Angelic Conversation
Narrator
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Nora Doel
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
4th Edition Narrator - 2008-
 1974 Dead Cert
Laura Davidson
 1974 Luther
Katherine
 1965 A Study in Terror
Sally
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Joanne
 1965 Four in the Morning
Wife
 1964 The Third Secret
Miss Humphries
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Other Works:

She appeared among the servants and attendants in William Shakespeare's "King Lear" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Rogers, Coral Browne, Margaret Courtenay, Michael Culver, Jack Gwillim, Derek Francis, Derek Godfrey, John Humphry, Edward Hardwicke, Paul Daneman, Barrie Ingham, Barbara Jefford, and Barbara ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Judi Dench

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[in 1994, when asked why A Room with a View (1985) was such a success] I've never seen it, so I don't know. Florence was lovely, of course, and it's a wonderful love story. I did enjoy doing the part, because Maggie Smith and I were old friends from 1958. We both arrived in Florence on the same day and neither of us had any family with us, so we would spend all day together filming and then go ... See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress of 1981 for A Kind Of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest. 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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