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Judi Dench

Highest Rated:   100% Henry V (1989)
Lowest Rated:   8% Doogal (2006)
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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, maint

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Victoria and Abdul
  • Queen Victoria
2017
No Score Yet Tulip Fever
  • The Abbess of St. Ursula
2017
64% 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
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Evelyn Greenslade
$39.0M 2015
92% Philomena
  • Philomena Lee
2013
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys
  • Actor
2013
93% Skyfall
  • M
$299.4M 2012
78% 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
43% J. Edgar
  • Annie Hoover
$37.4M 2011
32% 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
38% Nine
  • Lilli
$19.7M 2009
17% Rage
  • Mona Carvell
2009
No Score Yet Return to Cranford
  • Actor
2009
65% Quantum of Solace
  • M
$168.4M 2008
No Score Yet Cranford
  • Miss Matty Jenkyns
2007
87% Notes on a Scandal
  • Barbara Covett
$17.4M 2006
95% Casino Royale
  • M
$167.1M 2006
8% Doogal
  • Narrator
$7.4M 2006
68% Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • Laura Henderson
$11.0M 2006
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - All Dancers on Deck
  • Actor
2006
85% Pride and Prejudice
  • Lady Catherine de Bourg
$38.3M 2005
63% Ladies in Lavender
  • Ursula
$6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Princess Dance
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Big Performance
  • Actor
2005
29% The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Aereon
$56.9M 2004
54% Home on the Range
  • Mrs. Caloway
$49.9M 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Dance Of Friendship
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Meet Angelina Ballerina
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Magic of Dance
  • 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
58% Die Another Day
  • M
$160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Bond Girls Are Forever
  • Actor
2002
58% 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
63% Chocolat
  • Armande Voizin
2000
94% Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
  • Actor
  • Director
2000
51% The World Is Not Enough
  • M
1999
65% Tea with Mussolini
  • Arabella
1999
92% Shakespeare in Love
  • Queen Elizabeth
1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies
  • M
1997
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown
  • Actor
1997
94% 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
86% 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Nora Doel
1987
No Score Yet Ghosts
  • Actor
1987
100% A Room With a View
  • Miss Lavish
1985
80% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • Cecily
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Cecily, Duchess of York
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Vicious
2013-2016
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Miss Matty Jenkyns Matty Jenkyns
  • 2010
  • 2008

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