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Judi Dench


With nine BAFTA’s, six Laurence Oliver awards, two screen Actors Guild awards, an Academy Award ®, two Golden Globe awards and a Tony award Judi is one of our greatest and most loved actresses. The list below covers just a few highlights of her life and career.

1957-1961 Became a member of the Old Vic Company and her roles included Ophelia in Hamlet, Katherine in Henry V and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
1957 Played the Virgin Mary in York Mystery Plays
1961 Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anya in the Cherry Orchard and Isabella in Measure for Measure
1968 Offered the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret
1970 Awarded the OBE
1971 Rejoins the RSC and takes on roles including the Duchess in the Duchess of Malfi, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Lady Macbeth
1971 Married British actor Michael Williams.
1988 Made her directing debut with the Renaissance Theatre Company’s touring season, Renaissance Shakespeare in the road
1998 Becomes a Dame
1995 Taking over the role of M in the James Bond film series, starting with Golden Eye
1997 Reprises her role as M in Tomorrow Never Dies
1998 Wins an Academy Award ® for supporting role in Shakespeare in Love.
1999 Stars as M in The World is Not Enough
2002 Plays M in Die Another Day
2004 Portrays Ursula in Ladies in Lavender
2006 Became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2006 Plays M against Daniel Craig as 007 in Casino Royale
2008 Continuing in the role as M in Quantum of Solace

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