Judi Dench

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)
Lowest Rated: 8% Doogal (2006)
Birthday: Dec 9, 1934
Birthplace: North Yorkshire, England
One of Britain's most respected and popular actresses, Judi Dench can claim a decades-old career encompassing the stage, screen, and television. A five-time winner of the British Academy Award, she was granted an Order of the British Empire in 1970 and made a Dame of the British Empire in 1988.Born in York, England, on December 9, 1934, Dench made her stage debut as a snail in a junior school production. After attending art school, she studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1957, she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia in the Old Vic's Liverpool production of Hamlet. A prolific stage career followed, with seasons spent performing with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Dench broke into film in 1964 with a supporting role in The Third Secret. The following year, she won her first BAFTA, a Most Promising Newcomer honor for her work in Four in the Morning. Although she continued to work in film, Dench earned most of her recognition and acclaim for her stage work. Occasionally, she brought her stage roles to the screen in such film adaptations as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) and Macbeth (1978), in which she was Lady Macbeth to Ian McKellen's tormented king. It was not until the mid-'80s that Dench began to make her name known to an international film audience. In 1986, she had a memorable turn as a meddlesome romance author in A Room with a View, earning a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for her tart portrayal. Two years later, she won the same award for her work in another period drama, A Handful of Dust.After her supporting role as Mistress Quickly in Kenneth Branagh's acclaimed 1989 adaptation of Henry V, Dench exchanged the past for the present with her thoroughly modern role as M in GoldenEye (1995), the first of the Pierce Brosnan series of James Bond films. She portrayed the character for the subsequent Brosnan 007 films, lending flinty elegance to what had traditionally been a male role. The part of M had the advantage of introducing Dench to an audience unfamiliar with her work, and in 1997 she earned further international recognition, as well as an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award, for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown.While her screen career had taken on an increasingly high-profile nature, Dench continued to act on both television and the stage. In the former medium, she endeared herself to viewers with her work in such series as A Fine Romance (in which she starred opposite real-life husband Michael Williams) and As Time Goes By. On the stage, Dench made history in 1996, becoming the first performer to win two Olivier Awards for two different roles in the same year. In 1998, Dench won an Oscar, garnering Best Supporting Actress honors for her eight-minute appearance as Queen Elizabeth in the acclaimed Shakespeare in Love. Her win resulted in the kind of media adulation usually afforded to actresses one-third her age. Dench continued to reap both acclaim and new fans with her work in Tea with Mussolini and another Bond film, The World is Not Enough. For her role as a talented British writer struggling with Alzheimer's disease in Iris (2001), Dench earned her third Oscar nomination. Sadly, that same year Dench's husband died of lung cancer at the age of 66.The prophetic artist continued to act in several films a year, wowing audiences with contemporary dramas like 2001's The Shipping News and period pieces like 2002's Oscar Wilde comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. She reprised the role of M again that same year for Brosnan's last Bond film Die Another Day, before appearing in projects in 2004 and 2005 such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Pride & Prejudice, and an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated performance as a wealthy widow who shocks 1930s audiences by backing a burlesque show in Mrs. Henderson Presents. In 2006, she followed the Bond franchise into a new era, maintaining her hold on the role of M as Brosnan retired from pl


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Artemis Fowl Actor 2020
No Score Yet Cats Old Deuteronomy 2019
71% All Is True Anne Hathaway 2019
30% Red Joan Joan Stanley 2019
59% Murder On The Orient Express Princess Dragomiroff $101.6M 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria $21.7M 2017
10% Tulip Fever The Abbess of St. Ursula $2.4M 2017
65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet $87.3M 2016
No Score Yet Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale Actor $0.3M 2015
64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade $39M 2015
90% Philomena Philomena Lee 2013
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys Actor 2013
92% Skyfall M $299.4M 2012
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade $46.4M 2012
No Score Yet The Joy Of Six Actor 2012
No Score Yet National Theater Live: The Magistrate Actor 2012
83% My Week with Marilyn Dame Sybil Thorndike $12.7M 2011
42% J. Edgar Annie Hoover $37.4M 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Society Lady $241.1M 2011
84% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 2011
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls Actor 2011
No Score Yet Corrections Actor 2011
40% Nine Lilli $19.7M 2009
29% Rage Mona Carvell 2009
No Score Yet Return to Cranford Actor 2009
65% Quantum of Solace M $168.5M 2008
87% Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett $17.5M 2006
94% Casino Royale M $167.1M 2006
8% Doogal Narrator $7.4M 2006
68% Mrs. Henderson Presents Laura Henderson $11M 2006
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - All Dancers on Deck Actor 2006
86% Pride and Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourg $38.3M 2005
64% Ladies in Lavender Ursula $6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Big Performance Actor 2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Princess Dance Actor 2005
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon $56.9M 2004
53% Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway $49.9M 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Magic of Dance Actor 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Dance Of Friendship Actor 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Meet Angelina Ballerina Actor 2004
82% Bugs! Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Lights, Camera, Action! Actor 2003
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Lucky Penny Actor 2003
No Score Yet Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Actor 2002
57% Die Another Day M $160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Bond Girls Are Forever Actor 2002
57% The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - In the Wings Actor 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Rose Fairy Princess Actor 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Friends Forever Actor 2002
55% The Shipping News Agnis Hamm $11.5M 2001
79% Iris Iris Murdoch $5.4M 2001
62% Chocolat Armande Voizin 2000
91% Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport Narrator 2000
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Actor Director 2000
52% The World Is Not Enough M 1999
66% Tea with Mussolini Arabella 1999
92% Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth 1998
58% Tomorrow Never Dies M 1997
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Actor 1997
92% Mrs. Brown Queen Victoria 1997
95% Hamlet Hecuba 1996
74% Jack & Sarah Margaret 1996
78% GoldenEye M 1995
100% Henry V Mistress Quickly 1989
No Score Yet Behaving Badly Bridget 1989
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger Director 1989
No Score Yet A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver 1988
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Angelic Conversation Actor 1987
87% 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel 1987
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
100% A Room With a View Miss Lavish 1985
73% Wetherby Marcia Pilborough 1985
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Barbara 1983
No Score Yet A Performance of Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1978
No Score Yet Luther Katherine 1974
No Score Yet Dead Cert Laura Davidson 1974
No Score Yet He Who Rides A Tiger Actor 1968
No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 1968
No Score Yet A Study in Terror Sally 1965
No Score Yet Four in the Morning Wife 1965
No Score Yet The Third Secret Miss Humphries 1964
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962
No Score Yet Shakespeare's An Age of Kings Actor 1960


No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cranford
Miss Matty Jenkyns
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet As Time Goes By
Jean Pargeter
  • 2017
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1993
97% The Hollow Crown
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
Cecily, Duchess of York
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Vicious
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Miss Matty Jenkyns Matty Jenkyns
  • 2010
  • 2008
100% Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure
No Score Yet Talking to a Stranger