Judi Dench is a well-known British actress, recording artist and author. She began her career in theater and is widely regarded as one of the most influential British theater performers. She gained international fame as M in ‘GoldenEye’, a role she played in several James Bond films. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film “Shakespeare in Love” (1998). She has also received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award.
|celebrated name:||Judi Dench|
|Real name/Full name:||Judith Olivia Dench|
|Age:||87 years old|
|Date of birth:||Dec 9, 1934|
|Birthplace:||Heworth, York, England|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Marital status:||In a relationship|
|Husband:||Michael Williams (m, 1971; deceased, 2001)|
|to date:||David Mills|
|Is Judi Dench a lesbian?:||no|
|Net worth in 2022:||$40 million|
Judi Dench Biography
Judi Dench was born on December 9, 1934 in Heworth, York, England, to Eleanora Olive (formerly Jones) and Reginald Arthur Dench (1897-1964). Her father was a doctor. Her mother was born in Ireland, while her father was born in England, but moved to Ireland as a child.
Her father met her mother while attending Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Judi received her formal education at the Mount School in York, England. Jeffery Dench was her older brother (1928-2014). She is a Quaker in terms of her religious beliefs.
Judi Dench Age, height, weight
Judi Dench was born on December 9, 1934 and is 87 years old as of 2022. Her height is 1.55 meters and her weight is 65 kilograms.
Judi Dench’s career began in theater. In September 1957 she made her professional stage debut with the Old Vic Company at the Royal Court Theater in Liverpool, playing Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’. She worked with the Old Vic Company from 1957 to 1967 and starred in several plays, including “Henry V.” In December 1961 she left the Old Vic and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She went on to star in plays such as ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘Measure for Measure’. In 1964 she made her television debut in the British drama series “Theatre 625” and in the same year her film debut with “The Third Secret”. She received the 1966 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Rolles for her performance in the 1965 British film “Four in the Morning.” She later won the BAFTA Television Best Actress Award in 1968 for her role in the drama ‘Talking to a Stranger’ from 1966.
One of her most notable performances was as Lady Macbeth, for which she received numerous awards. One of her best-known film roles was M in “GoldenEye” (1995). She became the first woman to play James Bond boss M in the James Bond film series. She played Queen Victoria in the British drama film “Mrs. Brown.”
The film was a commercial and critical success. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and was nominated for Best Actress at the 70th Academy Awards for her performance. In the same year, she reprized her role as James Bond’s boss in “Tomorrow Never Dies.” She won both the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the 1998 comedy-drama film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
At the 55th British Academy Film Awards, her performance in the 2001 film “Iris” earned her the ALFS and Best Leading Actress Awards. Her performance in the drama film “Notes on a Scandal” in 2006 earned her an Academy Award nomination, as well as a BIFA and an Evening Standard Award. Her performance in the 2011 film “My Week with Marilyn” earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 65th BAFTA Awards. Her performance in “The Winter’s Tale” in 2016 earned her an Oliver Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Judi Dench Achievements and Awards
Judi Dench has received numerous awards and accolades over the years. Here is a list of some of them:
- She won an Academy Award in 1998 for her role in the movie Shakespeare in Love.
- She has received six BAFTA Awards for her work in the films ‘Four in the Morning’, ‘A Room with a View’, ‘A Handful of Dust’, ‘Mrs. Brown’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘Iris’.
- She has received four BAFTA Awards for her work on the television series “Talking to a Stranger”, “A Fine Romance” (Series 1 & 4) and “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells”.
- She received Golden Globe nominations for her roles in ‘Mrs. Brown’ and ‘The Last of the Blonde Bombshells’.
Judi Dench’s Net Worth in 2022
Judi Dench has a net worth of $40 million as of August 2022. She has made most of her money from her acting career, which started in theater. She was praised for her performance as Lady Macbeth in the play ‘Macbeth’. She also played M in several James Bond films, which brought her worldwide recognition, as well as roles in films such as ‘A Room with a View’, ‘A Handful of Dust’, ‘Mrs. Brown’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
Judi Dench is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of all time as evidenced by her list of awards and achievements. But what is often overlooked is the kind of heart she has. She has worked with the Survival International charity, which works to protect indigenous peoples. We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors and hope she continues to entertain us as she always has.
Judi Dench Husband, Marriage
Judi Dench married the late British actor Michael Williams on February 5, 1971. Their child is the well-known English actress Finty Williams, born on September 24, 1972. Finty’s marriage resulted in a grandchild for the couple. The pair appeared in several stage productions and in ‘A Fine Romance’, a British situational comedy series (1981-1984). Michael Williams died of lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 65. She has been in a relationship with David Mills since 2010.
Her health problems include macular degeneration, with one dry eye and one wet eye, for which she has been treated with eye injections. She also had successful knee surgery in 2013.