Judi Dench Biography
Judi Dench whose real name is Dame Judith Olivia, was born on 9th December 1934 in Heworth, United Kingdom. She is an Oscar award-winning actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in ‘Shakespeare in Love.’ Dench attended the Mount School, a Quaker independent secondary school in York, and became a Quaker.
Through her parents, Judy Dench had regular contact to the theater. Her father who was a physician, was also the General Practitioner for the York theater while her mother was its wardrobe mistress. In the third production of the York Mystery Plays, Dench played the role of the Virgin Mary. With this exposure, she became interested in drama school emulating from her brother Jeff who attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. She also applied to study in her brother’s school and was accepted by the School.
She made her first professional stage appearance in September 1957 with the Old Vic Company, at the Royal Court Theater in Liverpool, as Ophelia in Hamlet. Dench then made her London debut in the same production company. She remained a member of the company for four seasons, 1957–1961. In this seasons she played different roles which included Katherine in Henry V in 1958. In latter years, she performed in several of Shakespeare’s plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.
In 1964, she made her film debut in The Third Secret, before featuring in a small role in the Sherlock Holmes thriller A Study in Terror (1965). She won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. Her film appearances were infrequent and included supporting roles in major films, such as A Room with a View (1986), before she rose to international fame as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films until Spectre (2015).
Judi Dench Age
Judi Dench was born on 9 December 1934. she is 83 years old as of 2018.
Judi Dench Partner
Judi Dench was wife to Michael Williams. They married in 1971 and were later separated by death in 2001. When asked about her relationship with David she said she ruled it out anything to do with tying the knot and instead said they were pulling each other together considering their age.
Judi Dench Daughter
On 24 September 1972, Judi Dench was blessed with a lovely daughter whom she called Tara Cressida Frances Williams. Tara is an actress and is known professionally as Finty Williams. Judi had Tara with her late husband, Michael Williams.
Judi Dench Grandson
Finti Williams, Judi’s daughter, had her son in 1997 calling him Sam Williams. Judi Dench was happy to be a grandmother of one.
Judi Dench Height
She’s 5ft 1in (1.55m).
Judi Dench Net Worth
Judi Dench has an estimated net worth of £26 million which is equivalent to $35 million.
Judi Dench Death
Judi Dench was born on 9 December 1934 in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. She is still alive.Judy Dench Looking Simple
Judi Dench James Bond
Judi Dench plays ‘M’ a fictional character in James bond series, the character is the Head of Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6. After the long period between Licence to Kill (1989) and GoldenEye (1995), the Bond producers brought in Dame Judi Dench to take over as the new M.
Judi Dench played the role of M throughout actor Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as Bond. Following Brosnan’s departure from the role of 007 and the rebooting of the franchise with the 2006 film Casino Royale, she continued to perform the character of M for a further three films, and appeared in a video message in Spectre (2015).
Judi Dench Shakespeare
Judi Dench appeared in the Merchant of Venice with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1970; one of her many roles with the company. … On the subject of why Shakespeare is seen as intimidating by some people, Judi Dench said: “It’s a fear, there’s a terrible fear about Shakespeare that it’s a language we don’t understand.
Judi Dench Tattoo
She had Swarovski crystal body art spelling out “007” on her shoulder for a Bond gala and premieres and had “Carpe Diem” engraved on the inside of her wrist in St. Martin’s for her 81st birthday at the urging of her daughter, Finty.
Most memorably, she etched a message on her “bum” that said, “JD loves HW,” with a heart with an arrow through it, in gratitude to Harvey Weinstein for making her a movie star in Mrs. Brown, Chocolat, Iris, Shakespeare in Love and other films, after she had been starring in a sitcom with her husband in England.
In 2011, while accepting a British Film Institute Award in London, Dench commented that the project launched her Hollywood career and joked that “it was thanks to Harvey, whose name I have had tattooed on my bum”.
Judi Dench New Movie
Judi Dench’s upcoming movie is Artemis Fowl, set to be released in 2019. Artemis Fowl is an upcoming American science fantasy adventure film based on Eoin Colfer’s book series of the same name.
Judi Dench Movies/ Films
- 2013: Philomena
- 2012: Skyfall
- 1998: Shakespeare in Love
- 2011: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- 1997: Mrs Brown
- 2006: Notes on a Scandal
- 2006: Casino Royale
- 2005: Mrs Henderson Presents
- 2017: Victoria & Abdul
- 1995: GoldenEye
- 2015: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- 2008: Quantum of Solace
- 2000: Chocolat
- 2016: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- 2005: Pride & Prejudice
- 1985: A Room with a View
- 2004: The Chronicles of Riddick
- 2002: Die Another Day
- 2011: Jane Eyre
- 1999: The World Is Not Enough
- 2011: J. Edgar
- 2001: The Shipping News
- 1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
- 2011: My Week with Marilyn
- 2004: Ladies in Lavender
- 1999: Tea with Mussolini
- 2001: Iris
- 2017: Tulip Fever
- 2017: Murder on the Orient Express
- 2004: Home on the Range
- 2011: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- 1989: Henry V
- 1987: 84 Charing Cross Road
- 1988: A Handful of Dust
- 1965: Four in the Morning
- 1996: Hamlet
- 1964: The Third Secret
- 2000: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
- 2002: The Importance of Being Earnest
- 2009: Nine
- 1985: Wetherby
- 2015: Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot
- 2011: Friend Request Pending
- 1995: Jack and Sarah
- 1968: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- 2006: Doogal
- 2000: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
- 1978: Langrishe, Go Down
- 1965: A Study in Terror
- 1983: Saigon—Year of the Cat
- 1979: Macbeth
Judi Dench TV Shows
- Since 1966: Talking to a Stranger
- Since 1980: Love in a Cold Climate (1980)
- 1981 – 1984: A Fine Romance
- 1989: Behaving Badly
- 1992 – 2005: As Time Goes By
- Since 2002: Angelina Ballerina
- Since 2007: Cranford
- 2009: Return to Cranford
- Since 2012: The Hollow Crown
- 2015: Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot
- Simon Schama’s Shakespeare
- Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
- Since 1974: BBC2 Playhouse
- Since 1984: Playing Shakespeare
Judi Dench Oscar
Judi Dench has been nominated seven times for an Oscar Award;
- 1999: Best Supporting Actress, Shakespeare in Love
- 1998: Best Actress, Mrs. Brown
- 2001: Best Supporting Actress, Chocolat.
- 2002: Best Actress, Iris
- 2006: Best Actress, Mrs Henderson Presents
- 2007: Best Actress, Motes on a Scandal
- 2014: Best Actress, Philomena
Judi Dench Awards
- 1999: Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Shakespeare in Love
- 1998: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Mrs Brown
- 1998: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Mrs. Brown
- 2002: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Iris.
- 1987: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
- 1989: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
- 1999: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Shakespeare in Love
- 1999: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Shakespeare in Love.
- 2001: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Chocolat.
- 2001: BAFTA Fellowship
- 1996: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, Absolute Hell.
- 1987: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress.
- 1996: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, A Little Night Music
- 1999: Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Amy’s View
- 2001: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
- 1998: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, Mrs. Brown
- 2007: The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film, Notes on a Scandal
- 2016: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The Winter’s Tale
- 1966: BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, Four in the Morning
- 2004: Society of London Theatre Special Award
- 2008: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Cranford
- 1999: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Shakespeare in Love
- 2009: Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, Nine
- 1985: British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, A Fine Romance.
- 1983: Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a New Play, Pack of Lies
- 2008: European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2016: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play, The Winter’s Tale
- 2016: John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance, The Winter’s Tale.
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Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award
Updated on: Sep. 10, 2018
Judi Dench will be honored with the Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will attend the festival to collect the award and to present her new movie, “Red Joan.”
A longstanding star of stage and screen, Dench has appeared in such films as “Victoria & Abdul,” “Philomena” and “Mrs Brown.” She also played M in several Bond films.
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In Trevor Nunn’s “Red Joan,” she plays Joan Stanley, who is enjoying a peaceful retirement when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. Sophie Cookson (“Kingsman”) plays the young Joan.
Dench, who recently wrapped on Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” won an Oscar and a BAFTA for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in “Shakespeare in Love.”
“With an Academy Award and six further Academy Award nominations to her name, along with numerous other awards, Judi is a true icon,” Zurich Film Festival co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri said in a statement. “She has enjoyed an extraordinary acting career across film, television and on stage. We are thrilled to welcome her to Zurich and to screen her latest film, ‘Red Joan.’”
The Zurich Film Festival has already announced that Donald Sutherland will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. Much of the program for the festival has also been unveiled. Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” is the opening night movie, and there will be European premieres of “The Old Man and the Gun,” which Robert Redford says is his last movie as an actor, and “Life Itself.”
The 14th Zurich Film Festival runs Sept. 27-Oct. 7.
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