Judi Dench is an English actress, author, theatre director, voice actor and musician best known for her role as ‘M’ in the 007 James Bond film.
Dame Judith Olivia Dench was born on December 09, 1934, in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, the UK to parents, Eleanora Olive Jones (wardrobe mistress) and Reginald Arthur Dench (a doctor).
Judi Dench was raised alongside her brothers, actor Jeffery Dench and Peter Dench. With regards to her educational background, she attended the Quaker independent secondary school called the Mount School in York.
Judi Dench trained to be a designer at York School of Art for some time but developed a passion for theatre. She later studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she participated in several plays.
Judi Dench is currently regarded as one of the greatest actresses in British history. She made her film debut in the British drama film ‘The Third Secret’ in 1964 as well as her television debut in the BBC serial ‘Hilda Lessways’ in 1959.
Judi Dench shot to prominence following her role in the film ‘Four in the Morning’ for which she was awarded the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1966. This was closely followed by a second BAFTA Television Best Actress Award for her performance in the BBC drama ‘Talking to a Stranger’ in 1968.
Judi Dench is presently residing in Outwood, Surrey, England.
Judi Dench Height
Judi Dench stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 m).
Judi Dench Net Worth
Judi Dench has a net worth estimated to be $45 million.
Judi Dench Husband
Judi Dench was the wife of the late actor Michael Williams who died on January 11, 2001. The former couple tied the knot on February 5, 1971.
Judi Dench Children
Judi Dench is the mother of a daughter Finty Williams who was born in 1972.
Judi Dench Movies
- Quantum of Solace
- Jane Eyre
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- My Week with Marilyn
- Friend Request Pending
- J. Edgar
- Run for Your Wife
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Tulip Fever
- Victoria & Abdul
- Murder on the Orient Express
- Red Joan
- All Is True
- Nothing Like a Dame
- Six Minutes to Midnight
- Artemis Fowl
- Blithe Spirit
- Off the Rails
Judi Dench TV Shows
- Behaving Badly
- Screen One
- The Torch
- As Time Goes
- A Film Portrait of J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
- Angelina Ballerina
- Return to Cranford
- The Graham Norton Show
- Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot
- The Vote
- The Hollow Crown
- Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees
- Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure