Judi Dench

A celebrity aristocrat, born into power and privilege.

Judi Dench
Full NameJudith Olivia Dench


Dame Judi Dench is truly a royal figure in the world of acting. Born Judith Olivia Dench to the esteemed Eleanora Olive of Dublin and Reginald Arthur Dench of Dorset, she received her education at the prestigious Mount School in York and the Central School of Speech and Drama. A brilliant thespian, she has had the honor of performing with the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, and Old Vic Theatre. Her performances have been rewarded with ten BAFTA awards, most notably Best Actress in a Comedy Series for A Fine Romance and Best Supporting Actress in A Handful of Dust and A Room with a View. She has been awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and Member of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contributions to the world of acting. Truly, Dame Judi Dench is a remarkable figure in the world of royalty and entertainment.

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  • Golden Globe2001
    The Last of the Blonde BombshellsBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Golden Globe1998
    Mrs. BrownBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama


  • Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends
  • The King's Head: A Maverick in London
  • Fifty Years on Stage
  • Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh
  • Staged
  • The Great War: 1914-1918
  • As Time Goes By
  • Cranford
  • Vicious
  • Casino Royale
  • The Morecambe & Wise Show
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
  • Six by Sondheim
  • BBC2 Play of the Week
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
  • Hamlet
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Skyfall
  • Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
  • Love in a Cold Climate
  • The Oscars
  • Macbeth
  • Philomena
  • Henry V
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Friend Request Pending
  • 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Palo Santo
  • Belfast
  • Jane Eyre
  • Theatre Night
  • Chocolat
  • Mrs. Brown
  • The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
  • GoldenEye
  • A Room with a View
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The 79th Annual Academy Awards
  • Jackanory
  • The Bear
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Ladies in Lavender
  • The Vote
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Iris
  • Esio Trot

Family Tree

Dame Judi Dench, BAFTA-winning actress of stage and screen, was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England to Irish-born Eleanora Olive Jones and English-born Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor. She was raised with her elder brother Jeffery, older sister Finty, and younger brother Oliver. All four siblings have achieved success in their respective fields, whether it be acting on stage and screen, or writing. Dame Judi's career has spanned decades, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. Her late husband, actor Michael Williams, also starred alongside her in A Fine Romance (1981). The Denches are a family of esteemed members of the entertainment industry, and a royal dynasty of their own.

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