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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 60 wins & 164 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Skyfall
(2012)
Casino Royale
(2006)
Philomena
Philomena Philomena
(2013)

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 2019 Artemis Fowl (pre-production) (rumored)
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 2015/I Spectre
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 2012 Skyfall
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 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2009 Nine
Lilli
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2006 Casino Royale
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 2006 Doogal
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 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Ursula
 2001 The Shipping News
Agnis Hamm
 2001/I Iris
Iris Murdoch
 1996 Hamlet
Hecuba
 1995 GoldenEye
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 1995 Jack & Sarah
Margaret
 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
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 William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Anthony Hopkins, Michael Bryant, and Tim Pigott-Smith in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 15 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Judi Dench

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

The passion doesn't lessen over time but you get more anxious. You always worry about getting employed. But I love what I do ... You're only as good as the last thing you did. But that anxiety feeds what you're doing. It gives you energy. It's very much part of me. You know that right behind you, stretching back as far as you can see, are other people wanting to play the same part and probably ... See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Special Award for her Outstanding Contributions to British Theatre. 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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