Judi Dench

Judi Dench

  • Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Doogal (2006)
  • Birthday: Dec 9, 1934
  • Birthplace: North Yorkshire, England
  • One of Britain's most respected and popular actresses, Judi Dench can claim a decades-old career encompassing the stage, screen, and television. A five-time winner of the British Academy Award, she was granted an Order of the British Empire in 1970 and made a Dame of the British Empire in 1988.Born in York, England, on December 9, 1934, Dench made her stage debut as a snail in a junior school production. After attending art school, she studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1957, she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia in the Old Vic's Liverpool production of Hamlet. A prolific stage career followed, with seasons spent performing with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Dench broke into film in 1964 with a supporting role in The Third Secret. The following year, she won her first BAFTA, a Most Promising Newcomer honor for her work in Four in the Morning. Although she continued to work in film, Dench earned most of her recognition and acclaim for her stage work. Occasionally, she brought her stage roles to the screen in such film adaptations as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) and Macbeth (1978), in which she was Lady Macbeth to Ian McKellen's tormented king. It was not until the mid-'80s that Dench began to make her name known to an international film audience. In 1986, she had a memorable turn as a meddlesome romance author in A Room with a View, earning a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for her tart portrayal. Two years later, she won the same award for her work in another period drama, A Handful of Dust.After her supporting role as Mistress Quickly in Kenneth Branagh's acclaimed 1989 adaptation of Henry V, Dench exchanged the past for the present with her thoroughly modern role as M in GoldenEye (1995), the first of the Pierce Brosnan series of James Bond films. She portrayed the character for the subsequent Brosnan 007 films, lending flinty elegance to what had traditionally been a male role. The part of M had the advantage of introducing Dench to an audience unfamiliar with her work, and in 1997 she earned further international recognition, as well as an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award, for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown.While her screen career had taken on an increasingly high-profile nature, Dench continued to act on both television and the stage. In the former medium, she endeared herself to viewers with her work in such series as A Fine Romance (in which she starred opposite real-life husband Michael Williams) and As Time Goes By. On the stage, Dench made history in 1996, becoming the first performer to win two Olivier Awards for two different roles in the same year. In 1998, Dench won an Oscar, garnering Best Supporting Actress honors for her eight-minute appearance as Queen Elizabeth in the acclaimed Shakespeare in Love. Her win resulted in the kind of media adulation usually afforded to actresses one-third her age. Dench continued to reap both acclaim and new fans with her work in Tea with Mussolini and another Bond film, The World is Not Enough. For her role as a talented British writer struggling with Alzheimer's disease in Iris (2001), Dench earned her third Oscar nomination. Sadly, that same year Dench's husband died of lung cancer at the age of 66.The prophetic artist continued to act in several films a year, wowing audiences with contemporary dramas like 2001's The Shipping News and period pieces like 2002's Oscar Wilde comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. She reprised the role of M again that same year for Brosnan's last Bond film Die Another Day, before appearing in projects in 2004 and 2005 such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Pride & Prejudice, and an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated performance as a wealthy widow who shocks 1930s audiences by backing a burlesque show in Mrs. Henderson Presents. In 2006, she followed the Bond franchise into a new era, maintaining her hold on the role of M as Brosnan retired from pl

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Office

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No Score Yet Artemis Fowl Actor 2020
No Score Yet Cats Old Deuteronomy 2019
71% All Is True Anne Hathaway 2019
30% Red Joan Joan Stanley 2019
60% Murder On The Orient Express Princess Dragomiroff $101.6M 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria $21.7M 2017
10% Tulip Fever The Abbess of St. Ursula $2.4M 2017
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Avocet $87.3M 2016
No Score Yet Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale Actor $0.3M 2015
65% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade $39M 2015
90% Philomena Philomena Lee 2013
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys Actor 2013
92% Skyfall M $299.4M 2012
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Evelyn Greenslade $46.4M 2012
No Score Yet The Joy Of Six Actor 2012
No Score Yet National Theater Live: The Magistrate Actor 2012
83% My Week with Marilyn Dame Sybil Thorndike $12.7M 2011
43% J. Edgar Annie Hoover $37.4M 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Society Lady $241.1M 2011
84% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 2011
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls Actor 2011
No Score Yet Corrections Actor 2011
39% Nine Lilli $19.7M 2009
29% Rage Mona Carvell 2009
No Score Yet Return to Cranford Actor 2009
65% Quantum of Solace M $168.5M 2008
87% Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett $17.5M 2006
95% Casino Royale M $167.1M 2006
8% Doogal Narrator $7.4M 2006
68% Mrs. Henderson Presents Laura Henderson $11M 2006
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - All Dancers on Deck Actor 2006
86% Pride and Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourg $38.3M 2005
64% Ladies in Lavender Ursula $6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Big Performance Actor 2005
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: Princess Dance Actor 2005
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Aereon $56.9M 2004
53% Home on the Range Mrs. Caloway $49.9M 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Magic of Dance Actor 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Dance Of Friendship Actor 2004
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Meet Angelina Ballerina Actor 2004
82% Bugs! Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Lights, Camera, Action! Actor 2003
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - The Lucky Penny Actor 2003
No Score Yet Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Actor 2002
58% Die Another Day M $160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Bond Girls Are Forever Actor 2002
57% The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - In the Wings Actor 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Rose Fairy Princess Actor 2002
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina - Friends Forever Actor 2002
55% The Shipping News Agnis Hamm $11.5M 2001
79% Iris Iris Murdoch $5.4M 2001
62% Chocolat Armande Voizin 2000
91% Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport Narrator 2000
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Actor Director 2000
52% The World Is Not Enough M 1999
66% Tea with Mussolini Arabella 1999
92% Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth 1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies M 1997
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Actor 1997
92% Mrs. Brown Queen Victoria 1997
95% Hamlet Hecuba 1996
74% Jack & Sarah Margaret 1996
78% GoldenEye M 1995
100% Henry V Mistress Quickly 1989
No Score Yet Behaving Badly Bridget 1989
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger Director 1989
No Score Yet A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver 1988
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Angelic Conversation Actor 1987
87% 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel 1987
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
100% A Room With a View Miss Lavish 1985
73% Wetherby Marcia Pilborough 1985
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Barbara 1983
No Score Yet A Performance of Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1978
No Score Yet Luther Katherine 1974
No Score Yet Dead Cert Laura Davidson 1974
No Score Yet He Who Rides A Tiger Actor 1968
No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 1968
No Score Yet A Study in Terror Sally 1965
No Score Yet Four in the Morning Wife 1965
No Score Yet The Third Secret Miss Humphries 1964
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962
No Score Yet Shakespeare's An Age of Kings Actor 1960

TV

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Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cranford
2007-2009
Miss Matty Jenkyns
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet As Time Goes By
1992-2002
Jean Pargeter
  • 2017
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1993
98% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
Cecily
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Cecily, Duchess of York
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Vicious
2013-2016
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Miss Matty Jenkyns Matty Jenkyns
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
2010
Voice
100% Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure
2019
Host
No Score Yet Talking to a Stranger
1966

QUOTES FROM Judi Dench CHARACTERS

Muriel
You're nineteen days older than I am.
Evelyn Greenslade
You're nineteen days older than I am.
Evelyn
Nineteen days is the life span of a wasp.
Muriel Donnelly
Nineteen days is the life span of a wasp.
Barbara Covett
Children are feral. They sense your anxiety.
Philomena Lee
We come full circle.
Martin Sixsmith
Yes ... the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time.
Philomena Lee
Ah, that's lovely Martin. Did you just think of that?
Martin Sixsmith
No, it's T.S. Eliot.
Philomena Lee
Oh well never mind. It's still very nice.
Philomena Lee
And after I had the sex, I thought anything that feels so lovely must be wrong.
Martin Sixsmith
Fucking Catholics.
Philomena Lee
My Dad went to Catholic school and got my Mom pregnant. He married her. She hated me. She beat me. I wish she would have given me up for adoption.
Philomena Lee
I did not abandon my child, he was taken away from me.
Philomena Lee
If God were in there, he'd say you were a fucking idiot!
Philomena Lee
If God were in there, he'd say you were a feckin' eejit!
Philomena Lee
I forgive you because I don't want to remain angry.
Evelyn Greenslade
Is it our friend we are grieving for, whose life we knew so little? Or is it our own loss that we are mourning? Have we traveled far enough that we can allow our tears to fall?
Madge Hardcastle
When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis. [chuckles]
Madge Hardcastle
When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis.
Evelyn Greenslade
Didn't you have a girlfriend?
Sonny Kapoor
She is my girlfriend no longer.
Evelyn Greenslade
This is a disaster.
Sonny Kapoor
No, no. Then we must treat it just the same as we would treat a triumph, madam. Is that not what your Mr. Kipling tells us? Although, of course, here we have a problem, because I, Sunil Indrajit Kapoor, have never had a triumph. So, of course, I do not know how to treat one. No, all I've had is a constant series of disasters interspersed with occasional catastrophe, an unending stream of total...
Evelyn Greenslade
What's the use of a marriage when nothing is shared?
Evelyn Greenslade
Can there be anywhere else in the world that is such an assault on the senses? Those who know the country of old just go about their business. But nothing can prepare the uninitiated for this riot of noise and color. For the heat, the motion; the perpetual teeming crowds.
Evelyn Greenslade
[about their new environment] Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you'll swim out the other side.
Evelyn Greenslade
Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it and you'll swim out the other side.
Evelyn Greenslade
The person who risks nothing, does nothing. Has nothing.
Douglas Ainslie
I invested our, well, my retirement money in our daughter's Internet company. She assured me that as soon as the startup actually, um, started up and the conversion from virtual to actual became sufficiently viable, then she'd be able to pay it all back.
Evelyn Greenslade
I'm not sure I understand what most of those words mean.
Douglas Ainslie
Well, it turns out neither did she.
Evelyn Greenslade
Yes [It is builder's tea] , we dunk biscuits into it.
Evelyn Greenslade
Yes, we dunk biscuits into it.
Jay
Dunk?
Evelyn Greenslade
Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there and trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.
Evelyn Greenslade
Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected.
Muriel Donnelly
Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.
M
And Bond, if you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be deeply appreciated.
James Bond
Yes ma'am, I'll do my best.
M
I've heard that before.
M
The prime minister's talked to Moscow. They're saying it was 'an accident during a routine training exercise.
M
The prime minister's talked to Moscow. They're saying it was an accident during a routine training exercise.
James Bond
Goverments change. The lies stay the same.
James Bond
He was a dead end.
M
My God. He's killed him!
M
Christ, I miss the Cold War!
Laura Henderson
Mr. van Damm, you are Jewish.
Laura Henderson
I'm bored with widowhood...I have to smile at everybody. I've never had to smile at everybody. In India there were always people to look down on.
Vivian Van Damm
People are merely being sympathetic. After all, you have lost your husband.
Laura Henderson
I didn't mislay him. It was most inconsiderate of Robert to die. What on earth am I supposed to do now?
Vivian Van Damm
The first rule of widowhood, my dear. Important conversations occur at lunch.
M
I need you to come in and debrief.
James Bond
I don't have time.
M
You killed a man in Bregenz.
James Bond
I did my best not to.
M
You shot him at point blank and threw him off a roof. I'd hardly call that showing restraint. Especially since he was a member of Special Branch.
Evelyn Greenslade
"But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me..."
Evelyn Greenslade
But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me...
Doctor Hall
I'm going to say a word, and I want you to say the first word that comes into your head. For example, if I say, 'day', you say...?
James Bond
Wasted.
Doctor Hall
Agent?
James Bond
Provocateur.
Doctor Hall
Woman?
James Bond
Provocatrix.
Doctor Hall
M?
M
Bitch.
M
Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
Q
Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond
Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas.
M
For gods sake, just get out of the way.
M
And Bond, if you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be greatly appreciated.
James Bond
Yes, ma'am. I'll do my best.
M
...I've heard that before.
M
God, I miss the Cold War.
Lady Bracknell
Never speak disrespectfully of Society,Algernon. Only people who can't get in do that.
Lady Bracknell
Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get in do that.
Lady Bracknell
To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded as more like carelessness.
Lady Bracknell
The whole theory of modern education is unsound.Fortunately, in England in a any case, education produces no effect what-so-ever.
Lady Bracknell
The whole theory of modern education is unsound. Fortunately, in England in a any case, education produces no effect what-so-ever.
Lady Bracknell
Well, I must say, I think it was high time Mr. Bunberry made up his mind if he was going to live or die. This shilly-shallying over the question is absurd.
M
One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
M
One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
James Bond
Are you gonna complain the whole way?
M
Go on then. Eject me. See if I care.
M
Quoting Tennyson's poem Ulysses: Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days, moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
M
Regret is unprofessional.
M
Bond...It's good to have you back.
M
Bond... It's good to have you back.
M
Bond? I need you back.
James Bond
I never left.
M
Take the bloody shot!
M
Where the hell have you been?
James Bond
Enjoying death.
Evelyn Greenslade
"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment"
Evelyn Greenslade
The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment.
M
What's going on?
Miss Moneypenny
It's hard to explain.
M
Are you taking me hostage?
James Bond
You could call it that.
M
Where the hell have you been?!
M
Where the hell have you been?
James Bond
Enjoying death.
M
Ready to get Back to work?
M
Ready to get back to work?
James Bond
With Pleasure.
James Bond
With pleasure.
James Bond
007 Reporting For Duty.
James Bond
007 reporting for duty.
M
Why Didn't You Call?
M
Why didn't you call?
James Bond
You Didn't Get The Postcard?
James Bond
You didn't get the postcard?
M
Bond, where have you been?
James Bond
Cottaging, and?
M
Must be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want the revenge for the death of someone he loved.
James Bond
You don't have to worry about me. I'm not going to chase after him, he's not important... and neither was she.
James Bond
007 reporting for duty.
M
WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!
James Bond
Enjoying death.
M
You've got a bloody cheek!
James Bond
Sorry I'll shoot the camera first next time
M
Or yourself. You stormed into an Embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relations, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! For God's sake! You're supposed to display some kind of judgement.
James Bond
I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.
M
Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer. He's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overtly developed trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him or why. And how the hell did you find out where I live?!
James Bond
The same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was randomly assigned. I had no idea it stood for-
M
Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed. I knew it was too early to promote you
James Bond
Well, I understand double-0s have a very short life-expectancy. so your mistake will be short-lived.
M
Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, .but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand
James Bond
So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?
M
I have to know I can trust you, and that you know who to trust. And since I don't know that, I need you out of my sight. Go and stick your head in the sand somewhere...and think about your future.Because these bastards want your head. And I'm seriously considering feeding you to them. And Bond......don't ever break into my house again.
James Bond
Ma'am.
Dame Sybil Thorndike
First love is sweet despair
Dame Sybil Thorndike
First love is sweet despair.
Evelyn Greenslade
But it's also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes.
Evelyn Greenslade
I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic.... I know that now.
Evelyn Greenslade
I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic... I know that now.
Dame Sybil Thorndike
First love is such a sweet despair, Colin.
Evelyn Greenslade
The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must
Evelyn Greenslade
The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must.
Evelyn Greenslade
India is an assault on the senses. Itâ??s like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.
Evelyn Greenslade
India is an assault on the senses. It's like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.
Dame Sybil Thorndike
None of the rest of us truly know how to act for the camera, but you do. It's a rare gift.
James Bond
So it's a shadow operation?
M
Just remember that shadows stay in front or behind...never on top.
Evelyn Greenslade
Definition of 'Dunk'; Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.
Evelyn Greenslade
If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.
Muriel Donnelly
If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.
Barbara Covett
No one can violate our magnificent complicity.
Barbara Covett
Well, I am glad I was such an aphrodisiac.
Mrs. Fairfax
You're so little acquainted with men. Keep him at a distance.
Anne Marie Hoover
I'd rather have a dead son than a daffodil.
Lady Catherine De Bourgh
You have a very small garden, Madame.
Anne Marie Hoover
Edgar, you will rise to be the most powerful man in this country.
M
You expect it to be hyperbole, florist's use that expression!
M
When someone says 'We've got people everywhere', you expect it to be hyperbole! Lots of people say that. Florists use that expression.
Agnis Hamm
"Tea's a good drink. Keeps you going."
Agnis Hamm
Tea's a good drink. Keep you going.
M
M: Go and stick your head in the sand and think about your future.
M
Go and stick your head in the sand and think about your future.
M
"I need to know that I can trust you"
M
I need to know that I can trust you.
James Bond
"And you don't?"
James Bond
And you don't?
M
"I'd say you were a pretty cold bastard if you didn't want revenge for the death of someone you loved"
M
I'd say you were a pretty cold bastard if you didn't want revenge for the death of someone you loved.
Lilli
Directing a movie is a very overrated job, we all know it. You just have to say yes or no. What else do you do? Nothing. "Maestro, should this be red?" Yes. "Green?" No. "More extras?" Yes. "More lipstick?" No. Yes. No. Yes. No. That's directing.
M
Who the hell is this organisation Bond? How can they be everywhere and we know nothing about them!
M
Who the hell is this organization, Bond? How can they be everywhere and we know nothing about them!
James Bond
So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman.
M
Any thug can kill. I need you to take your ego out of the equation.