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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 70 wins & 125 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2015 Tulip Fever (completed)
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 acted in Hugh Whitemore's play, "Pack of Lies," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Michael Williams, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Richard Vernon, and Larry Hoodekoff in the cast. Clifford Williams was director. 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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Personal Quote:

National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass, too staid. I don't want to be thought of as recognisable - I always want to do the most different thing I can think of next. I don't want to be known for one thing, or as having done huge amounts of Shakespeare and the classics. I hate speaking as myself. I could never do a one-woman show. But I love being part of a ... See more »

Trivia:

She is a frequent co-star of her close friend Geoffrey Palmer. 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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