Judi Dench

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Date of Birth December 9, 1934
Place of Birth Heworth, England
Age 85 years old
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Judi Dench

Dame Judith Olivia Dench is an English actress, artist, and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years, she performed in several of Shakespeare's plays, in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Although most of her work during this period was in theatre, she also branched into film work and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. She drew rave reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968. Over the next two decades, Dench established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She received critical acclaim for her work on television during this period, in the series A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By, in both of which she held starring roles.

Born: Judith Olivia Dench, December 9, 1934, Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Residence: London, England, Outwood, Surrey, England
Occupation: Actress, artist, author
Years active: 1957–present
Children: Finty Williams
Relatives: Jeffery Dench (brother), Emma Dench (niece), Rebekah Elmaloglou (cousin), Sebastian Elmaloglou (cousin)
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About Judi Dench

She portrayed Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love and played M in several James Bond films. She has received over six Laurence Olivier Awards for her contributions to the stage.

Before Fame

She initially trained to become a set designer.


She is a Shakespearean actress who played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

Family Life

She married Michael Williams in 1971, and the couple had a daughter in 1972. The couple remained married until his death in 2001.


She has acted in many of Shakespeare's plays, including Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet. She appeared in Notes on a Scandal with Cate Blanchett.

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