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Judi Dench

 
Birth Place:
York, ENGLAND
Bio:
In a diverse career that has drawn widespread critical and popular admiration, Dame Judi has captivated audiences with a range of classical and contemporary roles across both stage and screen. In recognition of her many achievements she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 09, 1934 (87)

Birth Place: York, ENGLAND

Bio:
In a diverse career that has drawn widespread critical and popular admiration, Dame Judi has captivated audiences with a range of classical and contemporary roles across both stage and screen. In recognition of her many achievements she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Michael Grandage Company Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Giant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Esme Allen
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1995
Desiree Armfeldt
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1974
Miss Trant
  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Sally Bowles
  [Broadway]
1958
Katherine
  [Broadway]
1958
Maria

Photos

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Dame Judi Dench

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Dame Judi Dench and Chris Symons Photo

Dame Judi Dench and Chris Symons

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Chris Symons, Dame Judi Dench, Neil Chandler Photo

Chris Symons, Dame Judi Dench, Neil Chandler

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Michael Billington, Dame Judi Dench & John Hannam Photo

Michael Billington, Dame Judi Dench & John Hannam

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Michael Grandage Company Production, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Giant

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Esme Allen

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1995
Desiree Armfeldt

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1974
Miss Trant

  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Sally Bowles

  [Broadway]
1958
Katherine

  [Broadway]
1958
Maria

Judi Dench Biography

In a diverse career that has drawn widespread critical and popular admiration, Dame Judi has captivated audiences with a range of classical and contemporary roles across both stage and screen. In recognition of her many achievements she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) in 1988, and in 2005 was awarded a Companion of Honour. Her performances have garnered her an Academy Award, ten BAFTA awards, and a record eight Laurence Olivier Awards. Dame Judi's career in film has successfully traversed the entire landscape of cinema, from acclaimed performances in British independent hits A Room With a View, Notes On a SCANDAL (for which she won the Best Actress BIFA), Philomena and Iris to her legendary role as M in seven James Bond films from Goldeneye to Skyfall. Her global reputation has been cemented with further lauded roles in the hugely successful India-set comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and its sequel, both directed by John Madden; Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, opposite Dustin Hoffman; and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton.

Dame Judi is also revered for her television work. Most recently she starred as Cecily, Duchess of York, in The Hollow Crown for the BBC, and past credits include: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, for which she received BAFTA and GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS and an Emmy Award nomination; the long-running hit BBC sitcom As Time Goes By; and the critically acclaimed Cranford series, for which she received a number of major award nominations.

Dame Judi's celebrated career on stage has mirrored her achievements on screen, from her most recent, Olivier award-winning role in Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale, to The Vote, directed by Josie Rourke, which was also broadcast live on UK General Election night in a landmark television event. She has regularly collaborated with the leading theatre directors of her era, including Sir Peter Hall (The Royal Family, Hay Fever), Michael Grandage (Peter and Alice, Madame de Sade) and Sir Richard Eyre (Amy's View).

Following last year's roles in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and Victoria & Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears, Dame Judi recently wrapped production on Disney's Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and will soon be seen in feature film Red Joan, directed by Trevor Nunn.

Judi Dench Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gold Star
Judi DenchThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Actress
Judi DenchPeter And Alice
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Judi DenchAll's Well That Ends Wel
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2004 - Lebedev Special Award Gold Star
Dame Judi Dench
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Judi DenchLindsay Duncan
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actress
Judi DenchFilumena
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Judi Dench , Amy's View
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Judi Dench, Amy's View
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actress
Judi DenchAmy's View
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Judi Dench, A Little Night Music
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actress
Judi DenchThe Gift Of The Gorgon, RSC
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Director of a Musical
Judi DenchThe Boys From Syracuse
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Actress of the Year Gold Star
Judi DenchAntony And Cleopatra
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actress of the Year in a New Play Gold Star
Judi DenchPack Of Lies
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Judi Dench, Other Places
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Judi DenchThe Importance Of Being Earnest
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actress of the Year in a Revival Gold Star
Judi Dench, Juno And The Paycock, RSC
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actress of the Year in a Revival Gold Star
Judi DenchMacbeth

Judi Dench News

Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation Photo Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Hayley Mills, best known for her memorable performances in Disney's The Parent Trap and Pollyanna, has signed on to lead the upcoming stage adaptation of the acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Judi Dench Donates SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set Piece to Be Incorporated into New Theatre  Photo Judi Dench Donates SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set Piece to Be Incorporated into New Theatre in Prescot
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

A piece of the set from Shakespeare in Love will become a permanent part of the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Knowsley.

Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu Will Lead CAMELOT at the Muny Photo Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu Will Lead CAMELOT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The Muny announced today that Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu will star in the enchanting and romantic legend, Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, June 22-28, 2022. This triumphant story is directed by Matt Kunkel, choreographed by Beth Crandall, with music direction by Abdul Hamid Royal.

Wake Up With BWW 5/5: Ariana DeBose to Host the Tony Awards, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/5: Ariana DeBose to Host the Tony Awards, and More!
by - May 5, 2022

Today's top stories include our Tony Awards host, Ariana DeBose! Plus, watch the opening number from MJ the Musical, check out photos and clips from the Stephen Sondheim celebration performances, Sondheim's Old Friends, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in S Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last evening (Tuesday, May 3) in London’s West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. 

Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre Photo Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Glittering array of stars gather to remember iconic talent in special one-off show on 13th June including Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Bill Bailey, Harry Hill, Maureen Lipman, Barry Humphries and Stewart Lee, plus recorded tributes from the likes of Stephen Merchant, Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson & Lee Mack…

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director Photo Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42 Photo Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Judi Dench Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

VIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Talks BELFAST, TikTok, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Talks BELFAST, TikTok, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

Last night, Dame Judi Dench was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In the interview, she talks about her film Belfast, working with Kenneth Branagh and learning Tik Tok dances with her grandson.

VIDEO: Jason Derulo Reacts to his CATS Acting on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jason Derulo Reacts to his CATS Acting on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2020

Jason Derulo looks back at the last time he visited 'The Kelly Clarkson Show,' including the jaw-dropping moment where he impersonated a feline on all fours. Plus, he talks about his new single, 'Take You Dancing,' and all the crazy things he's done to stay entertained during quarantine.

BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton VideoBWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2020

The Brilliant musician and composer George Fenton sat down with celebrity interviewer and theatre historian Neil Sean to chat through his new album and massive back catalogue a?" What became apparent was George is no ordinary composer taking on a vast cross section of work loved world-wide.

VIDEO: Neil Sean Meets Composer George Fenton to Discuss MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS VideoVIDEO: Neil Sean Meets Composer George Fenton to Discuss MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2020

Musician and composer George Fenton sat down with celebrity interviewer and theatre historian Neil Sean to chat about his new album and massive back catalogue.

VIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED VideoVIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2020

BBC has released a new clip from episode 6 of Staged, featuring Judi Dench - watch as she puts the actors 'in their place' as only she can.

VIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Expresses Concern For the Return of Theatre VideoVIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Expresses Concern For the Return of Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2020

Dame Judi Dench recently chatted with Channel 4 about the future of the theatre and more.

VIDEO: Judi Dench Answers Questions From Daniel Craig, Sam Smith, Cara Delevingne, an VideoVIDEO: Judi Dench Answers Questions From Daniel Craig, Sam Smith, Cara Delevingne, and More on British Vogue's ASK A LEGEND
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2020

What do you think Sam Smith would ask Judi Dench, given the chance? What about Cara Delevingne, Stormzy, Charlize Theron, Naomi Scott, Kate Moss, or her former James Bond co-star, Daniel Craig?

VIDEO: YouTuber Lindsay Ellis Attempts to Explain CATS in New Video Essay VideoVIDEO: YouTuber Lindsay Ellis Attempts to Explain CATS in New Video Essay
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

Video essayist and YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has created an hour-long video, attempting to explain CATS.


Judi Dench Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Judi Dench been in?
Judi Dench has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Judi Dench been in?
Judi Dench has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Judi Dench's first West End show?
Judi Dench's first West End show was Cabaret which opened in 1968

What awards has Judi Dench been nominated for?
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Peter And Alice , Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for All's Well That Ends Wel , Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards) , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lindsay Duncan , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Filumena , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Amy's View , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Amy's View , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Amy's View , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for A Little Night Music , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for The Gift Of The Gorgon, RSC , Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Boys From Syracuse , Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Antony And Cleopatra , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Pack Of Lies , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Other Places , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Importance Of Being Earnest Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Juno And The Paycock, RSC and Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Macbeth .

What awards has Judi Dench won?
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale, Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards), Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lindsay Duncan, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Amy's View, Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for A Little Night Music, Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Antony And Cleopatra, Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Pack Of Lies Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Juno And The Paycock, RSCand Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Macbeth.