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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 the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. She is... 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)

Filmography

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 2019 Artemis Fowl (pre-production) (rumored)
 2018 Red Joan (filming)
Joan Stantley
  Schadenfreude (filming)
The Narrator (voice)
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Princess Dragomiroff
 2017 Victoria and Abdul
Queen Victoria
 2017 Tulip Fever
Abbess
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Cecily
- Richard III (2016) ... Cecily
 2015/I Spectre
M (uncredited)
 2015 The Vote (TV Movie)
Christine Metcalfe
 2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Evelyn Greenslade
 2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mrs. Silver
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mrs Silver
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Cleopatra / Desirée Armfeldt
 2013 Philomena
Philomena
 2013 Vicious (TV Series)
Judi Dench
- Anniversary (2013) ... Judi Dench (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Skyfall
M
 2012 007 Legends (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2012 Friend Request Pending (Short)
Mary
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Bag Lady
 2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Evelyn Greenslade
 2011 J. Edgar
Annie Hoover
 2011 My Week with Marilyn
Dame Sybil Thorndike
 2011 Jane Eyre
Mrs. Fairfax
 2011 Angelina Ballerina: Ballet Dreams (Video)
Miss Lilly (voice)
 2010 GoldenEye 007 (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2010 James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2007-2009 Cranford (TV Series)
Miss Matty Jenkyns
- Return to Cranford: Part Two - October 1844 (2009) ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
- Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (2009) ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
- May 1843 (2007) ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
- April 1843 (2007) ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
- November 1842 (2007) ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
 2009 Nine
Lilli
 2009/I Rage
Mona Carvell
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2007 Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket (Video)
Miss Lilly (voice)
 2006 Notes on a Scandal
Barbara Covett
 2006 Casino Royale
M
 2001-2006 Angelina Ballerina (TV Series)
Miss Lilly / Miss Lillie
- Angelina Sets Sail/All Dancers on Deck (2006) ... Miss Lilly
- Sammy's Club/The Anniversary Party (2003) ... Miss Lillie (voice)
- The Old Oak Tree/Lights, Camera, Action (2003) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
- The Proposal/William the Conjuror (2003) ... Miss Lilly (voice)
- The Gymnastics Championship/Angelina's Baby Sister (2002) ... Miss Lilly (voice, credit only)
 2006 Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail
Miss Lilly (voice)
 2006 Doogal
Narrator (voice)
 1992-2005 As Time Goes By (TV Series)
Jean Hardcastle / Jean Pargetter
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) ... Jean Hardcastle
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) ... Jean Hardcastle
- You Must Remember This.... (2002) ... Jean Hardcastle
- What Now? (2002) ... Jean Hardcastle
- The Wedding (2002) ... Jean Hardcastle
 2005 Mrs Henderson Presents
Mrs. Laura Henderson
 2005 Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance (Video)
Miss Lilly (voice)
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Lady Catherine de Bourg
 2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2004 A Dairy Tale (Video short)
Mrs. Caloway (voice)
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Ursula
 2004 Home on the Range
Mrs. Caloway (voice)
 2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Video Game)
M (voice)
 2002 Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On (TV Movie)
Miss Lilly (voice)
 2002 Die Another Day
M
 2002 The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Bracknell
 2001 The Shipping News
Agnis Hamm
 2001/I Iris
Iris Murdoch
 2000 Chocolat
Armande Voizin
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Elizabeth
 1999 Tea with Mussolini
Arabella
 1999 License to Thrill (Short)
M (Barbara Mawdsley)
 1998 The Bear (Short)
Narrator (American version) (voice)
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Queen Elizabeth
 1997 Mrs Brown
Queen Victoria
 1996 Hamlet
Hecuba
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Slaughter (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Total War (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Narrator (voice)
 1995 GoldenEye
M
 1995 Jack & Sarah
Margaret
 1994 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
George Eliot
- Episode #1.7 (1994) ... George Eliot (voice)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... George Eliot (voice)
 1992 The Torch (TV Mini-Series)
Aba
- The End of the World (1992) ... Aba
- The Slave State (1992) ... Aba
- The Raft (1992) ... Aba
- The Poseidon (1992) ... Aba
- The Nikathlon (1992) ... Aba
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Christine Foskett
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Christine Foskett
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Anne
- Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990) ... Anne
 1989 Smile (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Henry V
Mistress Nell Quickly
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
Bridget
- The Horse May Talk (1989) ... Bridget
- Seize the Day (1989) ... Bridget
- Home Fires (1989) ... Bridget
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Bridget
 1988 A Handful of Dust
Mrs. Beaver
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Alving / Mrs. Rogers
- Ghosts (1987) ... Mrs. Alving
- Make and Break (1987) ... Mrs. Rogers
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Nora Doel
 1985 The Browning Version (TV Movie)
Millie Crocker-Harris
 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie)
Dorrie Edgehill
 1985 A Room with a View
Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
 1985 The Angelic Conversation
Shakespeare's Sonnets read by (voice)
 1985 Wetherby
Marcia Pilborough
 1981-1984 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Laura
- Happy Ever After? (1984) ... Laura
- A Romantic Meal (1984) ... Laura
- Problems (1984) ... Laura
- A Weekend Away (1984) ... Laura
- Mike's New Girlfriend (1984) ... Laura
 1983 Saigon -Year of the Cat- (TV Movie)
Barbara Dean
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
4th Narrator - 2008- (voice)
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Mme. Ranevsky
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Scarli
- Going Gently (1981) ... Sister Scarli
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Sadie
- In Love and War (1980) ... Sadie
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Sadie
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... Sadie
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Sadie
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Sadie
 1979 A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie)
Lady Macbeth
 1968-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Z / Helen Payle
- Village Wooing (1979) ... Z
- On Approval (1968) ... Helen Payle
 1978-1979 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hazel Wiles / Imogen Langrishe
- On Giant's Shoulders (1979) ... Hazel Wiles
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Imogen Langrishe
 1978 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Adriana
 1968-1978 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
- A Dog So Small (1978) ... Reader
- My Sister Sophie/The Vicious Woman (1968) ... Storyteller
- Chi Ming: Chi Ming Moves House (1968) ... Storyteller
- Chi Ming: Chi Ming and the Jade Earring (1968) ... Storyteller
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Sweetie Simpkins
- Theatre (1976) ... Sweetie Simpkins
 1974 Dead Cert
Laura Davidson
 1974 Luther
Katherine
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Amélie
- Keep an Eye on Amélie (1973) ... Amélie
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Woman
- Neighbours (1970) ... Woman
 1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Titania
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Elizebeth Moris
- Days to Come (1966) ... Elizebeth Moris
 1964-1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Terry Stevens - Daughter / Valentine Wannop
- Talking to a Stranger 4: The Innocent Must Suffer (1966) ... Terry Stevens - Daughter
- Talking to a Stranger 3: Gladly, My Cross-Eyed Bear (1966) ... Terry Stevens - Daughter
- Talking to a Stranger 1: Anytime You're Ready I'll Sparkle (1966) ... Terry Stevens - Daughter
- Parade's End #3: A Man Could Stand Up (1964) ... Valentine Wannop
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Marthe
- Let No Man Speak (1966) ... Marthe
 1959-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Louisa Lindley / Dido Morgan / Miss Richards / ...
- Marching Song (1964) ... Dido Morgan
- The Teachers (1963) ... Miss Richards
- The Finambulists (1963) ... Susannah
- Major Barbara (1962) ... Major Barbara Undershaft
 1965 A Study in Terror
Sally
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Joanne
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Gwyneth Evans
- Safety Man (1965) ... Gwyneth Evans
 1965 Four in the Morning
Wife
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Charlotte Revel
- Dishonoured Bones (1964) ... Charlotte Revel
 1964 The Third Secret
Miss Humphries
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Angela Thwaites
- August for the People (1964) ... Angela Thwaites
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Elena Collins
- Made for Each Other (1963) ... Elena Collins
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Pat McKendrick
- Love in a Small Town (1963) ... Pat McKendrick
 1962 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Anya, Lyubov's daughter
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Anna
- Treviso Dam (1960) ... Anna
 1960 An Age of Kings (TV Series)
Katherine, Princess of France
- Henry V Part 2: The Band of Brothers (1960) ... Katherine, Princess of France
- Henry V Part 1: Signs of War (1960) ... Katherine, Princess of France
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Emily Strachan
- Pink String and Sealing Wax (1960) ... Emily Strachan
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
Good Angel
- Dr. Faustus Part 1: A Deed of Gift (1960) ... Good Angel
 1959 Hilda Lessways (TV Series)
Hilda Lessways
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Hilda Lessways
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Hilda Lessways
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Hilda Lessways
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Hilda Lessways
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Hilda Lessways
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Other Works:

(September 1957, December 1957, March 1958, April 1958, & June 1958) She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Margaret Courtenay, Derek Francis, John Humphry, Michael Culver, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, and James Culliford in the cast. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Judi Dench

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

And then it was working with Bob Hoskins, who I had never worked with before - except radio. It was like being given a wonderful meal - full of the things you love most. See more »

Trivia:

An Associate Member of RADA. See more »

Trademark:

Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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