Judi Dench young
December 9, 1934
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm
38-32-38 in | 96-83-96 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
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).
Off the Rails (2020) comedy in role as Diana
Artemis Fowl (2020) Sci-fi fantasy adventure in role as Commander Root
Blithe Spirit (2020) comedy in role as Madame Arcati
Six Minutes to Midnight (2020) war drama in role as Miss Rocholl
Cats (2019) musical fantasy in role as Old Deuteronomy
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
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
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.
The best moment of playing (William Shakespeare's) Juliet is the nanosecond when they offer you the part.
National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass too staid. I don't want to be thought of as recognisable - I always want to do the most different thing I can think of next. I don't want to be known for one thing, or as having done huge amounts of Shakespeare and the classics. I hate speaking as myself. I could never do a one-woman show. But I love being part of a company. On stage I am not trying to be myself, I'm trying to be someone else, the more unlike me the better. I remember someone who saw me in Juno and the Paycock said I was completely unrecognisable. How marvellous. I've done two sitcoms, lots of films. Look at my character (an obsessive, damaged stalker) in Notes on a Scandal. You wouldn't want to ask her around.
There are very few things that surprise me.
Work certainly does help fill a void.
I am so thrilled to be nominated for something I loved working on every single day.