Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1986)

Lowest Rated: 8% Doogal (2006)

Birthday: Dec 09, 1934

Birthplace: York, North Yorkshire, England, UK

One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, British national treasure Judi Dench spent the first half of her career treading the boards with various prestigious theatre companies before venturing into Hollywood with award-winning roles in "Mrs Brown" (1997), "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) and "Iris" (2001). Born in the English county of Yorkshire in 1934, Judi Dench studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and landed her first professional gig in 1957 playing Ophelia in an Old Vic production of "Hamlet." Dench spent the next four years further honing her craft with the company before moving on to the Playhouse theatres in Nottingham and Oxford and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Dench established herself as a Shakespearean great during her decade-spanning stint with the latter, but still found the time to simultaneously pursue a screen career, too. After making her feature film debut in thriller "The Third Secret" (1964), she won the first two of her many BAFTAs for turns in kitchen sink drama "Four in the Morning" (1965) and Rashomon-esque anthology piece "Talking to a Stranger" (BBC2, 1966), appeared in crime movies "He Who Rides a Tiger" (1965) and "Dead Cert" (1974) and starred in Harold Pinter's "Langrishe, Go Down" (BBC2, 1978) and Emmy-winning biopic "On Giant's Shoulders" (BBC2, 1979). Dench became more of a British TV regular during the 1980s, with memorable roles including Aunt Sadie in Nancy Mitford adaptation "Love in a Cold Climate" (ITV, 1980), Madame Ranevsky in Chekhov play "The Cherry Orchard" (BBC1, 1981) and translator Laura Dalton in "A Fine Romance" (ITV, 1981-84), a sitcom in which she starred alongside real-life husband Michael Williams. Following an 11-year absence, Dench returned to the film world to play novelist Eleanor Lavish in Merchant Ivory production "A Room with a View" (1985) and head back to her Yorkshire roots for acclaimed mystery "Wetherby" (1985). She went on to narrate Derek Jarman drama "The Angelic Conversation" (1987), appear as Mrs Beaver in Evelyn Waugh's "A Handful of Dust" (1988) and play Mistress Quickly in "Henry V" (1989) in which she forged a long-standing working relationship with director Kenneth Branagh. After impressing as a newly-single housewife in miniseries "Behaving Badly" (Channel 4, 1989) and starring alongside Geoffrey Palmer as two reunited lovers in gentle sitcom "As Time Goes By" (BBC1, 1992-2005), Dench appeared as Richard E. Grant's mother in rom-com "Jack and Sarah" (1995) and was cast as boss M in Pierce Brosnan's first James Bond outing "Goldeneye" (1995), going on to reprise the role in every 007 movie up until "Skyfall" (2012). But the Hollywood phase of her career truly began when she portrayed Queen Victoria in historical biopic "Mrs Brown" (1997). Dench received significant Oscar buzz for her performance but was only rewarded by the Academy a year later for her eight-minute supporting role as Queen Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Dench consolidated her awards darling status with the parts of eccentric landlady Armande in "Chocolat" (2000), saxophone-playing widower Elizabeth in "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" (HBO, 2000) and dementia-stricken novelist Iris Murdoch in biopic "Iris" (2001), also picking up a Tony Award for her turn in "Amy's View." After adding "The Shipping News" (2001) and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2002) to her filmography, Dench made a few surprising detours, voicing a cow in animation "Home on the Range" (2004) and appearing alongside Vin Diesel in sci-fi spin-off "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004). But she soon returned to more familiar fare, co-starring with fellow Dame Maggie Smith in "Ladies in Lavender" (2004), playing Catherine de Bourgh in Joe Wright's take on "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) and starring as a theatre-loving socialite in "Mrs Henderson Presents" (2005). Dench received several awards nominations for her quietly menacing turn opposite Cate Blanchett in "Notes on a Scandal" (2006), assumed the role of Miss Matilda Jenkins in period dramedy "Cranford" (BBC1, 2007) and showcased her musical talents as costume designer Lilli in "Nine" (2009). Dench remained just as prolific as she approached her eighties, showing up as Mrs. Fairfax in "Jane Eyre" (2011), portraying real-life figures Annie Hoover in "J. Edgar" (2011) and Sybil Thorndike in "My Week with Marilyn" (2011) and leading a cast of British acting veterans in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012). After starring as an Irishwoman determined to find the son she was forced to put up for adoption in "Philomena" (2013), Dench charmed audiences as the tortoise-owning widow in Roald Dahl adaptation "Esio Trot" (BBC One, 2014), appeared as time-manipulating Miss Esmeralda Avocet in fantasy "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (2016) and added "The Hollow Crown" (BBC Two, 2016) and "All Is Lost" (2018) to her list of Shakespeare-themed works. She also appeared in a string of other period dramas, including "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017), "Tulip Fever" (2017) and "Victoria & Abdul" (2017), once again portraying Queen Victoria in the latter. Dench then turned TV presenter for a documentary exploring her passion for trees before playing a spy in "Red Joan" (2018), headmistress in "Six Minutes to Midnight" (2019) and the wise Old Deuteronomy in Tom Hooper's much talked-about adaptation of Broadway musical "Cats" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
32% No Score Yet Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati (Character) - 2020
8% 19% Artemis Fowl Commander Root (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Minutes to Midnight Miss Rocholl (Character) - 2020
20% 53% Cats Old Deuteronomy (Character) $27.2M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Like a Dame Unknown (Character) - 2018
98% 77% Nothing Like a Dame Herself (Character) $858.9K 2018
30% 55% Red Joan Joan (Character) $1.6M 2018
72% 67% All Is True Anne Hathaway (Character) $1.2M 2018
65% 68% Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria (Character) $22.2M 2017
10% 43% Tulip Fever Abbess (Character) $2.4M 2017
60% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Princess Natalia Dragomiroff (Character) $101.5M 2017
64% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet (Character) $87.2M 2016
No Score Yet 72% Esio Trot Mrs Silver (Character) - 2015
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade (Character) $33M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse of Fire Unknown (Character) - 2013
90% 89% Philomena Philomena Lee (Character) $37.7M 2013
60% 66% Stars in Shorts Mary (Character) - 2012
100% 87% Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 Herself (Character) - 2012
92% 86% Skyfall M (Character) $304.4M 2012
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade (Character) $46.4M 2011
83% 71% My Week With Marilyn Sybil Thorndike (Character) $85.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy Miss Lilly (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corrections Unknown (Character) - 2011
43% 44% J. Edgar Annie Hoover (Character) $37.3M 2011
84% 76% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax (Character) $11.2M 2011
39% 37% Nine Lilli (Character) $19.7M 2009
38% 40% Rage Mona Carvell (Character) - 2009
64% 58% Quantum of Solace M (Character) $168.4M 2008
87% 83% Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett (Character) $17.5M 2006
8% 22% Doogal Narrator $7.6M 2006
95% 89% Casino Royale M (Character) $167M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - All Dancers on Deck Unknown (Character) - 2006
67% 72% Mrs. Henderson Presents Laura Henderson (Character) $11M 2005
86% 89% Pride & Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Character) $38.4M 2005
64% 66% Ladies in Lavender Ursula Widdington (Character) $6.8M 2004
No Score Yet 100% Peace One Day Unknown (Character) - 2004
29% 65% The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon (Character) $57.6M 2004
53% 29% Home on the Range Mrs. Calloway (Voice) - 2004
82% 58% Bugs! Narrator $16.7M 2003
57% 41% Die Another Day M (Character) $160.2M 2002
57% 72% The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell (Character) $8.4M 2002
79% 73% Iris Iris Murdoch (Character) $5.6M 2001
55% 61% The Shipping News Agnis Hamm (Character) $11.4M 2001
No Score Yet 79% The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth (Character) - 2000
91% 87% Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Narrator $374.6K 2000
62% 83% Chocolat Amande Voizin (Character) $71.3M 2000
52% 49% The World Is Not Enough M (Character) $126.9M 1999
66% 76% Tea With Mussolini Arabella (Character) $14.4M 1999
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth (Character) $100.2M 1998
No Score Yet 57% The Bear Narrator - 1998
57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies M (Character) $145M 1997
92% 79% Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Queen Victoria (Character) $9.2M 1997
95% 90% Hamlet Hecuba (Character) $4.4M 1996
74% 79% Jack & Sarah Margaret (Character) $114.8K 1995
79% 83% GoldenEye M (Character) $106M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Hell Christine Foskett (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can You Hear Me Thinking? Anne (Character) - 1990
100% 89% Henry V Mistress Quickly (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet 46% A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver (Character) $1.6M 1988
87% 82% 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel (Character) $572.7K 1987
100% 85% A Room With a View Eleanor Lavish, a novelist (Character) $12M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghosts Mrs. Alving (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Dorrie Edgehill (Character) - 1985
67% 43% Wetherby Marcia Pilborough (Character) $1.1M 1985
No Score Yet 48% The Angelic Conversation Narrator - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Barbara Dean (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Giant's Shoulders Hazel Wiles (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 69% A Performance of Macbeth Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Langrishe Go Down Imogen Langrishe (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Cert Laura Davidson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 53% A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four in the Morning Wife (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Who Rides a Tiger Joanne (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Staged Dame Judi (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017-2020 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure Host 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovering Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character),
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2016 2014
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Cecily (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Judi Dench (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Schama's Shakespeare and Us Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps Unknown (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Matilda "Matty" Jenkyns (Character) 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightline Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina Miss Lilly (Voice) 2006 2001-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Time Goes By Jean (Character) 2005 2002 2000 1992-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Time Goes By Reunion Special Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behaving Badly Bridget Mayor (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fine Romance Unknown (Character) 1981-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Cold Climate Aunt Sadie (Character) 1980

QUOTES FROM Judi Dench CHARACTERS

Muriel says: You're nineteen days older than I am.

Evelyn Greenslade says: You're nineteen days older than I am.

Evelyn says: Nineteen days is the life span of a wasp.

Muriel Donnelly says: Nineteen days is the life span of a wasp.

Barbara Covett says: Children are feral. They sense your anxiety.

Philomena Lee says: We come full circle.

Martin Sixsmith says: Yes ... the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time.

Philomena Lee says: Ah, that's lovely Martin. Did you just think of that?

Martin Sixsmith says: No, it's T.S. Eliot.

Philomena Lee says: Oh well never mind. It's still very nice.

Philomena Lee says: And after I had the sex, I thought anything that feels so lovely must be wrong.

Martin Sixsmith says: Fucking Catholics.

Philomena Lee says: My Dad went to Catholic school and got my Mom pregnant. He married her. She hated me. She beat me. I wish she would have given me up for adoption.

Philomena Lee says: I did not abandon my child, he was taken away from me.

Philomena Lee says: If God were in there, he'd say you were a fucking idiot!

Philomena Lee says: If God were in there, he'd say you were a feckin' eejit!

Philomena Lee says: I forgive you because I don't want to remain angry.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Is it our friend we are grieving for, whose life we knew so little? Or is it our own loss that we are mourning? Have we traveled far enough that we can allow our tears to fall?

Madge Hardcastle says: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis. [chuckles]

Madge Hardcastle says: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Didn't you have a girlfriend?

Sonny Kapoor says: She is my girlfriend no longer.

Evelyn Greenslade says: This is a disaster.

Sonny Kapoor says: No, no. Then we must treat it just the same as we would treat a triumph, madam. Is that not what your Mr. Kipling tells us? Although, of course, here we have a problem, because I, Sunil Indrajit Kapoor, have never had a triumph. So, of course, I do not know how to treat one. No, all I've had is a constant series of disasters interspersed with occasional catastrophe, an unending stream of total...

Evelyn Greenslade says: What's the use of a marriage when nothing is shared?

Evelyn Greenslade says: Can there be anywhere else in the world that is such an assault on the senses? Those who know the country of old just go about their business. But nothing can prepare the uninitiated for this riot of noise and color. For the heat, the motion; the perpetual teeming crowds.

Evelyn Greenslade says: [about their new environment] Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you'll swim out the other side.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it and you'll swim out the other side.

Evelyn Greenslade says: The person who risks nothing, does nothing. Has nothing.

Douglas Ainslie says: I invested our, well, my retirement money in our daughter's Internet company. She assured me that as soon as the startup actually, um, started up and the conversion from virtual to actual became sufficiently viable, then she'd be able to pay it all back.

Evelyn Greenslade says: I'm not sure I understand what most of those words mean.

Douglas Ainslie says: Well, it turns out neither did she.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Yes [It is builder's tea] , we dunk biscuits into it.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Yes, we dunk biscuits into it.

Jay says: Dunk?

Evelyn Greenslade says: Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there and trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected.

Muriel Donnelly says: Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.

M says: And Bond, if you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be deeply appreciated.

James Bond says: Yes ma'am, I'll do my best.

M says: I've heard that before.

M says: The prime minister's talked to Moscow. They're saying it was 'an accident during a routine training exercise.

M says: The prime minister's talked to Moscow. They're saying it was an accident during a routine training exercise.

James Bond says: Goverments change. The lies stay the same.

James Bond says: He was a dead end.

M says: My God. He's killed him!

M says: Christ, I miss the Cold War!

Laura Henderson says: Mr. van Damm, you are Jewish.

Laura Henderson says: I'm bored with widowhood...I have to smile at everybody. I've never had to smile at everybody. In India there were always people to look down on.

Vivian Van Damm says: People are merely being sympathetic. After all, you have lost your husband.

Laura Henderson says: I didn't mislay him. It was most inconsiderate of Robert to die. What on earth am I supposed to do now?

Vivian Van Damm says: The first rule of widowhood, my dear. Important conversations occur at lunch.

M says: I need you to come in and debrief.

James Bond says: I don't have time.

M says: You killed a man in Bregenz.

James Bond says: I did my best not to.

M says: You shot him at point blank and threw him off a roof. I'd hardly call that showing restraint. Especially since he was a member of Special Branch.

Evelyn Greenslade says: "But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me..."

Evelyn Greenslade says: But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me...

Doctor Hall says: I'm going to say a word, and I want you to say the first word that comes into your head. For example, if I say, 'day', you say...?

James Bond says: Wasted.

Doctor Hall says: Agent?

James Bond says: Provocateur.

Doctor Hall says: Woman?

James Bond says: Provocatrix.

Doctor Hall says: M?

M says: Bitch.

M says: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.

Q says: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.

James Bond says: Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas.

M says: For gods sake, just get out of the way.

M says: And Bond, if you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be greatly appreciated.

James Bond says: Yes, ma'am. I'll do my best.

M says: ...I've heard that before.

M says: God, I miss the Cold War.

Lady Bracknell says: Never speak disrespectfully of Society,Algernon. Only people who can't get in do that.

Lady Bracknell says: Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get in do that.

Lady Bracknell says: To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded as more like carelessness.

Lady Bracknell says: The whole theory of modern education is unsound.Fortunately, in England in a any case, education produces no effect what-so-ever.

Lady Bracknell says: The whole theory of modern education is unsound. Fortunately, in England in a any case, education produces no effect what-so-ever.

Lady Bracknell says: Well, I must say, I think it was high time Mr. Bunberry made up his mind if he was going to live or die. This shilly-shallying over the question is absurd.

M says: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield

M says: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

James Bond says: Are you gonna complain the whole way?

M says: Go on then. Eject me. See if I care.

M says: Quoting Tennyson's poem Ulysses: Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days, moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

M says: Regret is unprofessional.

M says: Bond...It's good to have you back.

M says: Bond... It's good to have you back.

M says: Bond? I need you back.

James Bond says: I never left.

M says: Take the bloody shot!

M says: Where the hell have you been?

James Bond says: Enjoying death.

Evelyn Greenslade says: "The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment"

Evelyn Greenslade says: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment.

M says: What's going on?

Miss Moneypenny says: It's hard to explain.

M says: Are you taking me hostage?

James Bond says: You could call it that.

M says: Where the hell have you been?!

M says: Where the hell have you been?

James Bond says: Enjoying death.

M says: Ready to get Back to work?

M says: Ready to get back to work?

James Bond says: With Pleasure.

James Bond says: With pleasure.

James Bond says: 007 Reporting For Duty.

James Bond says: 007 reporting for duty.

M says: Why Didn't You Call?

M says: Why didn't you call?

James Bond says: You Didn't Get The Postcard?

James Bond says: You didn't get the postcard?

M says: Bond, where have you been?

James Bond says: Cottaging, and?

M says: Must be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want the revenge for the death of someone he loved.

James Bond says: You don't have to worry about me. I'm not going to chase after him, he's not important... and neither was she.

James Bond says: 007 reporting for duty.

M says: WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!

James Bond says: Enjoying death.

M says: You've got a bloody cheek!

James Bond says: Sorry I'll shoot the camera first next time

M says: Or yourself. You stormed into an Embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relations, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! For God's sake! You're supposed to display some kind of judgement.

James Bond says: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.

M says: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer. He's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overtly developed trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him or why. And how the hell did you find out where I live?!

James Bond says: The same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was randomly assigned. I had no idea it stood for-

M says: Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed. I knew it was too early to promote you

James Bond says: Well, I understand double-0s have a very short life-expectancy. so your mistake will be short-lived.

M says: Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, .but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand

James Bond says: So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?

M says: I have to know I can trust you, and that you know who to trust. And since I don't know that, I need you out of my sight. Go and stick your head in the sand somewhere...and think about your future.Because these bastards want your head. And I'm seriously considering feeding you to them. And Bond......don't ever break into my house again.

James Bond says: Ma'am.

Dame Sybil Thorndike says: First love is sweet despair

Dame Sybil Thorndike says: First love is sweet despair.

Evelyn Greenslade says: But it's also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes.

Evelyn Greenslade says: I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic.... I know that now.

Evelyn Greenslade says: I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic... I know that now.

Dame Sybil Thorndike says: First love is such a sweet despair, Colin.

Evelyn Greenslade says: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must

Evelyn Greenslade says: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must.

Evelyn Greenslade says: India is an assault on the senses. Itâ??s like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.

Evelyn Greenslade says: India is an assault on the senses. It's like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.

Dame Sybil Thorndike says: None of the rest of us truly know how to act for the camera, but you do. It's a rare gift.

James Bond says: So it's a shadow operation?

M says: Just remember that shadows stay in front or behind...never on top.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Definition of 'Dunk'; Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.

Evelyn Greenslade says: If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.

Muriel Donnelly says: If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.

Barbara Covett says: No one can violate our magnificent complicity.

Barbara Covett says: Well, I am glad I was such an aphrodisiac.

Mrs. Fairfax says: You're so little acquainted with men. Keep him at a distance.

Anne Marie Hoover says: I'd rather have a dead son than a daffodil.

Lady Catherine De Bourgh says: You have a very small garden, Madame.

Anne Marie Hoover says: Edgar, you will rise to be the most powerful man in this country.

M says: You expect it to be hyperbole, florist's use that expression!

M says: When someone says 'We've got people everywhere', you expect it to be hyperbole! Lots of people say that. Florists use that expression.

Agnis Hamm says: "Tea's a good drink. Keeps you going."

Agnis Hamm says: Tea's a good drink. Keep you going.

M says: M: Go and stick your head in the sand and think about your future.

M says: Go and stick your head in the sand and think about your future.

M says: "I need to know that I can trust you"

M says: I need to know that I can trust you.

James Bond says: "And you don't?"

James Bond says: And you don't?

M says: "I'd say you were a pretty cold bastard if you didn't want revenge for the death of someone you loved"

M says: I'd say you were a pretty cold bastard if you didn't want revenge for the death of someone you loved.

Lilli says: Directing a movie is a very overrated job, we all know it. You just have to say yes or no. What else do you do? Nothing. "Maestro, should this be red?" Yes. "Green?" No. "More extras?" Yes. "More lipstick?" No. Yes. No. Yes. No. That's directing.

M says: Who the hell is this organisation Bond? How can they be everywhere and we know nothing about them!

M says: Who the hell is this organization, Bond? How can they be everywhere and we know nothing about them!

James Bond says: So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman.

M says: Any thug can kill. I need you to take your ego out of the equation.