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Judi Dench is a Actor and Director British born on 9 december 1934 at York (United-kingdom)

Judi Dench

Judi Dench
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Birth name Judith Olivia Dench
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 december 1934 (85 years) at York (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few 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. Although most of her work during this period was in theatre, she also branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. She drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968.

Over the next two decades, Dench established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She achieved success in television during this period, in the series A Fine Romance from 1981 until 1984, and in 1992 got a starring role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By. Her film appearances were infrequent and included supporting roles in major films such as A Room with a View (1986) opposite Maggie Smith, but then she was cast as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films until Skyfall (2012). She then received several accolades, including her first Oscar nomination for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown (1997) and the following year won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Shakespeare in Love. A seven-time Oscar nominee, she has also received nominations for her roles in Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), and Philomena (2013).

Dench has received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her competitive awards include ten BAFTAs, six Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. She has also received the BAFTA Fellowship (2001) and the Special Olivier Award (2004). In June 2011, she received a fellowship from the British Film Institute (BFI). Dench is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Biography

On 5 February 1971, Dench married British actor Michael Williams. They had their only child, Tara Cressida Frances Williams, an actress known professionally as Finty Williams, on 24 September 1972. Dench and her husband starred together in several stage productions and on the Bob Larbey British television sitcom, A Fine Romance (1981–84). Michael Williams died from lung cancer in 2001, aged 65. They have one grandchild, Finty's son Sam Williams (born in 1997). In early 2012, Dench discussed her macular degeneration, with one eye "dry" and the other "wet", for which she has been treated with injections into the eye. She said that she needs someone to read scripts to her. She also underwent knee surgery in 2013, but stated that she recovered from the procedure well and "It's not an issue for me."

Dench has been critical of prejudice in the movie industry against older actresses, stating in 2014 that "I'm tired of being told I'm too old to try something. I should be able to decide for myself if I can't do things and not have someone tell me I'll forget my lines or I'll trip and fall on the set"; and "Age is a number. It's something imposed on you ... It drives me absolutely spare when people say, 'Are you going to retire? Isn’t it time you put your feet up?' Or tell me [my] age."

In 2013, she spoke about her personal religious faith. Dench, a Quaker, said "I think it informs everything I do ... I couldn’t be without it".

She counts Carly Simon among her Hollywood friends . Australian actress Rebekah Elmaloglou is her cousin.


Honours and charity
Dench was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1988. She was appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in 2005. In June 2011, she became a fellow of the British Film Institute (BFI).

Dench is a patron of the Leaveners, Friends School Saffron Walden, The Archway Theatre, Horley, Surrey and OnePlusOne Marriage and Partnership Research, London. She became president of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London in 2006, taking over from Sir John Mills, and is president of Questors Theatre, Ealing. In May 2006, she became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She was also patron of Ovingdean Hall School, a special day and boarding school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Brighton, which closed in 2010, and Vice President of The Little Foundation.

Dench is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. In 1996, she was awarded a DUniv degree from Surrey University and in 2000–2001 she received an honorary DLitt degree from Durham University. In July 2000, she was awarded a DLitt degree by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, whose Drama School at the Gateway Theatre on Elm Row she has actively supported.

On 24 June 2008, she was honoured by the University of St Andrews, receiving an honorary DLitt degree at the university's graduation ceremony. On 26 June 2013, she was honoured by the University of Stirling, receiving an honorary doctorate at the university's graduation ceremony in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Arts, particularly to film. In March 2013, she was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by The Guardian.


Political and social interests and involvement
Dench has worked with the non-governmental indigenous organisation, Survival International, campaigning in the defence of the tribal people, the San of Botswana and the Arhuaco of Colombia. She made a small supporting video saying the San are victims of tyranny, greed and racism. On 22 July 2010, Dench was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by Nottingham Trent University. The Dr. Hadwen Trust announced on 15 January 2011 that Dench had become a patron of the trust, joining, among others, Joanna Lumley and David Shepherd. On 19 March 2012 it was announced that Dench was to become honorary patron of the charity "Everton in the Community", the official charity of Everton F.C. and it was revealed that Dench is an Everton supporter.

She is an advisor to the American Shakespeare Center. She is a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a charity that enables school children across the UK to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres. She is patron of East Park Riding for the Disabled, a riding school for disabled children at Newchapel, Surrey. Dench is also a Vice-President of national charity Revitalise, that provides accessible holidays for those with disabilities. In 2011, along with musician Sting and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, she publicly urged policy makers to adopt more progressive drug policies by decriminalizing drug use.

Dame Judi Dench is also a patron of the Karuna Trust, a charity that supports work amongst some of India's poorest and most oppressed people, mainly though not exclusively Dalits.

Dench was one of 200 celebrities to sign an open letter to the people of Scotland asking them to vote No to independence, published in August 2014, a few weeks before the Scottish referendum.

Best films

Casino Royale (2006)
(Actress)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
(Actress)
Die Another Day (2002)
(Actress)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
(Actress)
GoldenEye (1995)
(Actress)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Judi Dench (69 films)

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Actress

Artemis Fowl
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie, Miranda Raison, Adrian Scarborough
Roles Commander Root
Rating58% 2.9031952.9031952.9031952.9031952.903195
Le jeune et richissime Artemis Fowl est le descendant d’une longue lignée de criminels. À seulement 12 ans, il est déjà doté d’une intelligence hors du commun. Il va alors affronter le peuple des Fées, des créatures puissantes et mystérieuses vivant sous terre. Ces dernières pourraient bien être à l’origine de la disparition de son père, survenue 2 ans plus tôt. Pour cela, Artemis est prêt à tout, même à prendre en otage le capitaine Holly Short - une elfe réputée pour sa bravoure. Le nain gaffeur et kleptomane Mulch Diggums va alors tout tenter pour venir en aide à Holly avec l'aide de la commandante Root, chef du F.A.R.F.A.DET (Forces Armées de Régulation et Fées Aériennes de DETection, le département de reconnaissance de la police des fées).
Cats
Cats (2019)
, 1h50
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Rebel Wilson
Roles Old Deuteronomy
Rating27% 1.3610551.3610551.3610551.3610551.361055
D'après la comédie musicale Cats. Chaque année, dans les ruelles sombres de Londres, un bal est organisé par Deuteronome lors d'une nuit extraordinaire et pleine de magie. Des chats tentent leur chance pour être l'élu, celui qui pourra entrer au paradis de la Jellicosphère, afin de renaître dans une nouvelle vie.
All Is True
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lydia Wilson, Gerard Horan, Alex Macqueen
Roles Anne Shakespeare
Rating62% 3.1000653.1000653.1000653.1000653.100065
Le 29 juin 1613, le Théâtre du Globe que dirigeait William Shakespeare est entièrement détruit par un incendie. C'est le prétexte qui pousse le dramaturge au faîte de sa gloire à décider de cesser d'écrire. Il quitte Londres et rejoint son village de naissance Stratford-upon-Avon où il retrouve sa famille qu'il n'avait pas vu depuis de nombreuses années.
Tulip Fever, 1h47
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Christoph Waltz, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench
Roles The Abbess of St. Ursula
Rating62% 3.1032853.1032853.1032853.1032853.103285
A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Princess Natalia Dragomiroff
Rating65% 3.253253.253253.253253.253253.25325
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
Victoria & Abdul, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Wadham
Roles Queen Victoria
Rating68% 3.401063.401063.401063.401063.40106
À la fin de son règne, lors du Jubilé de 1887, on découvre la reine empêtrée par l'obséquiosité servile de son entourage. Affectivement, elle est seule depuis la mort de son mari trente ans plus tôt, ce que la scène introductive du banquet ne manque pas de souligner : les convives n'y paraissent que comme des pantins sans partager aucun affect ni propos avec la Reine. Lors de ce banquet, un seul invité se distingue : un des deux Indiens dépêchés par les autorités coloniales depuis la cité d'Agra pour présenter une pièce commémorative, et tenus par le protocole de ne jamais dévisager la Reine lorsqu'ils la lui montrent, ainsi que de se retirer le dos courbé à reculons tout le long du hall. Ce dernier ne respecte pas cette règle et tient un regard appuyé vers la Reine, laquelle ne manquera pas de le trouver beau ("handsome") en rapportant ultérieurement ses impressions auprès de son majordome. Elle réclame ensuite à nouveau sa présence, à la stupéfaction des valets.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, 2h7
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Temporal paradox, Children's films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp
Roles Miss Avocet
Rating66% 3.349973.349973.349973.349973.34997
A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar orphan children at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
Spectre
Spectre (2015)
, 2h28
Directed by Sam Mendes, Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Penélope Cruz
Roles M (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.396953.396953.396953.396953.39695
On a mission in Mexico, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium; in doing so the building they are in explodes and collapses. Bond gives chase to Marco Sciarra, who survived the blast; Sciarra boards a helicopter to escape. Bond follows and in the ensuing struggle he throws both Sciarra and the pilot out of the helicopter, stealing Sciarra's octopus ring as he does so. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely taken off field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also wants to create the "Nine Eyes" intelligence co-operation agreement between nine countries, and close down the '00' section in the process.
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, 1h28
Directed by Dearbhla Walsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals
Actors Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Katie Lyons, Richard Cordery, Geoffrey McGivern
Roles Mrs. Silver
Rating69% 3.4976853.4976853.4976853.4976853.497685
À Londres, M. Hoppy, biologiste à la retraite, tombe amoureux de sa voisine, M Silver. Mais la vieille dame n'a d'yeux que pour Alfie, sa tortue. Apprenant qu'elle souhaite que son animal grandisse, M. Hoppy se met à acheter une centaine de spécimens, les uns plus grands que les autres, et s'amuse à les remplacer jour après jour pour faire croire à M Silver que la taille d'Alfie prenne de l'ampleur. Mais les choses se compliquent lorsque M. Pringle, un autre voisin lui aussi épris de M Silver, retrouve Alfie dans le couloir, révélant ainsi par inadvertance la supercherie de M. Hoppy...
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Evelyn Greenslade
Rating65% 3.2983453.2983453.2983453.2983453.298345
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta, Judi Dench, Ben Schwartz
Rating62% 3.147733.147733.147733.147733.14773
Le pharmacien d'un petit village, coincé dans un mariage sans amour, s'engage dans une relation avec une femme qui l'initie aux plaisirs des drogues de prescription.
Philomena
Philomena (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Simone Lahbib, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy
Roles Philomena
Rating75% 3.7986653.7986653.7986653.7986653.798665
London journalist Martin Sixsmith has lost his job as a government adviser. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomena Lee. She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her toddler son Anthony nearly fifty years ago. Though Sixsmith is initially uninterested in writing a human interest story, he meets Philomena and decides to investigate her case.
Skyfall
Skyfall (2012)
, 2h23
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney
Roles M
Rating76% 3.8443753.8443753.8443753.8443753.844375
In Istanbul the MI6 agents James Bond and Eve chase a mercenary, Patrice, who has stolen a computer hard drive containing details of undercover agents placed in terrorist organisations by NATO states. Patrice wounds Bond in the shoulder and, as the two men fight atop a train, M, the head of MI6, orders Eve to fire a distant shot with a rifle at Patrice; Eve misses and inadvertently shoots Bond, allowing Patrice to escape. Bond falls into a river and goes missing, presumed to be dead.