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Judi Dench

Judi Dench
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Birth Date

December 9, 1934


86 years old


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 1 in | 155 cm

Net Worth

$35 Million

Body Measurements

38-32-38 in | 96-83-96 cm


53 kg | 117 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Dame Judith Olivia Dench was born in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, on December 9, 1934, is an English actress.

Young Judi Dench began her professional acting career with the Old Vic Company in 1957.

She made her professional stage debut in a play "Hamlet" (1957) in role as Ophelia, at the Royal Court Theatre.

She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Esme Allen in a play "Amy's View" (1999).

She made her big screen debut in drama movie The Third Secret (1964) in role as Miss Humphries.

Her big screen breakthrough performance came as "M", head of the MI6 in James Bond film GoldenEye (1995).

She played same character in Bond movies from 1995 to 2012.

She got her debut as a director with the Renaissance Theatre Company's touring season, Renaissance Shakespeare on the Road (1988).

New Movies

Off the Rails (2021) comedy in role as Diana, opposite Kelly Preston and Franco Nero

Belfast (2021) drama in role as Granny, with Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe

Artemis Fowl (2020) Sci-fi fantasy adventure in role as Commander Root, opposite Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell and Josh Gad

Blithe Spirit (2020) comedy in role as Madame Arcati, with Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens and Leslie Mann

Six Minutes to Midnight (2020) war drama in role as Miss Rocholl, opposite Jim Broadbent and James D'Arcy

Cats (2019) musical fantasy in role as Old Deuteronomy, with James Corden and Jason Derulo

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Elizabeth I in romantic comedy drama film Shakespeare in Love (1998).

She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:

Mrs Brown (1997) drama in role as Queen Victoria, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

Iris (2001) biographical drama in role as Iris Murdoch

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) biographical drama in role as Laura Henderson

Notes on a Scandal (2006) psychological thriller in role as Barbara Covett

Philomena (2013) comedy drama in role as Philomena Lee

She played "M", head of the MI6 in Bond movies:

GoldenEye (1995) opposite Pierce Brosnan

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) opposite Pierce Brosnan

The World Is Not Enough (1999) opposite Pierce Brosnan

Die Another Day (2002) opposite Pierce Brosnan

Casino Royale (2006) opposite Daniel Craig

Quantum of Solace (2008) opposite Daniel Craig

Skyfall (2012) opposite Daniel Craig (Cameo)

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Armande Voizin in romantic comedy drama movie Chocolat (2000).

She won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mrs Beaver in British film A Handful of Dust (1988).

Henry V (1989) historical drama directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) science fiction adventure with Vin Diesel

Pride & Prejudice (2005) romantic drama with Keira Knightley

J. Edgar (2011) biographical drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts

A Room With a View (1985) drama romance with Helena Bonham Carter and Daniel Day‑Lewis

Hamlet (1996) drama directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) romantic comedy drama opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) fantasy drama directed by Tim Burton

Tulip Fever (2017) drama opposite Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz

Victoria & Abdul (2017) biographical drama opposite Ali Fazal

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) mystery drama directed by Kenneth Branagh

All Is True (2018) drama history with Kenneth Branagh and Ian McKellen

TV Shows

She won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth in comedy drama television movie The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000).

She won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Terry in British television drama Talking to a Stranger (1966).

Love in a Cold Climate (1980) British television series in role as Aunt Sadie

Behaving Badly (1989) British television serial in role as Bridget Mayor

As Time Goes By (1992) BBC One romantic sitcom in role as Jean Mary Hardcastle

A Fine Romance (1981) comedy television series in role as Laura Dalton

She played Miss Matilda "Matty" Jenkyns in television series Cranford (2007) and Return to Cranford (2009).

She portrayed Cecily, Duchess of York in British television film The Hollow Crown (2016).


Attended the Mount School in York, England.

Studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Had a brother, Jeffery Dench.

She is one of most significant British theatre performers, has won eight Olivier Awards.

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1970.

Fan of Everton Football Club.

Loves horse riding.

Was close friend of Robert Hardy.

Good friend with Paul Scofield.

Lives in Outwood, Surrey, England.


She was married to British actor Michael Williams (1971-2001), they have daughter an actress Finty Williams.

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