Why Famous: Judi Dench is an esteemed English actress, appearing in theatre , television and film throughout her career.
Dench began her career in theatre, becoming a prominent actress for Shakespearian roles in the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Dench also took on television roles winning a BAFTA in 1966 for "Talking to a Stranger" and later the series "A Fine Romance" opposite her husband Michael Williams (1981 -1984).
Dench's work gained wider popularity with her casting as M in the James Bond film "Goldeneye" in 1995 and in her 1st film starring role as Queen Victoria in "Mrs Brown" in 1997. Dench then won an Academy Award in a Best Supporting Actress Role for the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love".
Dench's subsequent film career includes roles in "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) and "Notes on a Scandal" (2006) and the "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012). In her career, Throughout her career Dench has also won 10 BAFTAs, 6 Oliver Awards and 1 Tony award
- 1971-02-05 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London
- 1995-11-13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released
- 1998-01-18 55th Golden Globes: "Titanic", Peter Fonda, & Judi Dench win