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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 73 wins & 128 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2016 Tulip Fever (completed)
The Abbess of St. Ursula
 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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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Emrys James, Tony Church, Michael Williams, Alison Fiske, and Polly James in the cast. Terry Hands was director. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Judi Dench


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Once, a long time ago, I read some bad reviews and I made the decision not to read the reviews. You get some critics who don't like you, or the play. But they don't have to do it every night. I don't want to be affected like that. I loved doing "Madame de Sade. A friend told me not to apologise for myself or the play, and I won't. Then I cast it all off and go and put my feet up under the chimney... See more »


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 »


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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