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Dame Judith Olivia Dench, better known under the shorter version of her full name as Judi Dench, is a popular personality in the entertainment industry. The latest estimation is that Judi Dench’s net worth has reached the sum of 35 million dollars. Dench has been accumulating her net worth since 1957, and has earned it as an actress, author and singer. She has worked as an actress on the theatre stage, on television and in films. She is the winner of a Tony Award, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Laurence Olivier Awards and eleven BAFTA Awards. Judi was titled a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988, and acknowledged by a fellowship from the British Film Institute in 2011.

Judi Dench Net Worth $35 Million

Dame Judith Olivia Dench was born on 9 December 1934 in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Judi Dench rose to the prominence in the period after World War II mainly through her roles in theatre. She landed the roles as follows: Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’, Juliet in ‘Measure for Measure’, First Fairy in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Cecily in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Anya in ‘The Cherry Orchard’, Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’, Cleopatra in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, The Madame in ‘Marquise de Sade’ and created a number of other outstanding roles on the stage in theatre.

In addition to this, Judi Dench has added much to her net worth acting on the big screen. She debuted on the big screen in 1964 with a role in the film ‘The Third Secret’ directed by Charles Crichton. Afterwards, she landed the leading roles in the following films: ‘He Who Rides a Tiger’ (1965) directed by Charles Crichton, ‘Jack and Sarah’ (1995) written and directed by Tim Sullivan, ‘Mrs. Brown’ (1997) directed by John Madden, ‘Tea with Mussolini’ (1999) directed by Franco Zeffirelli, ‘Chocolat’ (2000) directed by Lasse Hallström, ‘Iris’ (2001) directed by Richard Eyre, ‘The Shipping News’ (2001) directed by Lasse Hallström, ‘Ladies in Lavender’ (2004) directed and written by Charles Dance, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ (2005) directed by Stephen Frears, ‘Notes on a Scandal’ (2006) directed by Richard Eyre, ‘Rage’ (2009) directed and written by Sally Potter, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (2012) directed by John Madden and ‘Philomena’ (2013) directed by Stephen Frears. Judi has also appeared as ‘M’ in several recent James Bond films.

Currently, she is taking part in the filming of upcoming films ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ directed by John Madden and ‘Tulip Fever’ directed by Justin Chadwick, which will increase Dench’s net worth and wealth. In addition to this, she appeared in the main cast of a long list of films, and also appearing in cameo roles, and the narrator of various documentary films.

Judi has further increased her net worth acting on the television screen, too. She appeared in a number of television films and series, in sitcoms ‘As Time Goes By’ created by Colin Bostock-Smith, ‘A Fine Romance’ created by Bob Larbey and others. It is believed that the net worth of Judi Dench will be rising in the future, too.

Judi has been married only once, to Michael Williams. They were together from 1971 till Michael’s death in 2001. They had one child, Finty Williams.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 9, 1934
Birth place: Heworth, United Kingdom
Profession:Actor, Author, Voice Actor, Theatre Director, Musician
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Michael Williams (m. 1971–2001)
Children:Finty Williams
Siblings:Jeffery Dench, Peter Dench
Awards:Tony Award, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Laurence Olivier Awards and eleven BAFTA Awards
Movies:"‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "He Who Rides a Tiger" (1965), "Jack and Sarah" (1995), "Skyfall" (2012), "Philomena" (2013), "Shakespeare in Love" (1998)
TV shows:"A Fine Romance" (1981-1984), "Cranford" (2007 -), "Love in a Cold Climate" (1980 -), "BBC2 Playhouse" (1974 -), "As Time Goes By" (1995-2005)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Had "Carpe diem" tattooed on her right wrist.
2Aunt of Emma Dench.
3Great aunt of Jacob Bowker.
4Daughter of Reginald Arthur Dench (1897-1964) and Eleanora Olave Dench (née Jones) (1897-1983).
5Shares a role with her Nine (2009) co-star Marion Cotillard: both played Lady Macbeth. Dench on stage in the '70s and Cotillard in the 2015 film adaptation, Macbeth (2015). They both co-starred opposite an actor who played Magneto in the X-Men franchise; Dench with Ian McKellen and Cotillard with Michael Fassbender.
6Starred in two film adaptations of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. First in 1962, in the Royal Shakespeare Company production, The Cherry Orchard (1962), in which she played Anya, and in the 1981 BBC production The Cherry Orchard (1981), in which she played the lead, Mme. Ranevsky.
7Following her Oscar win for Shakespeare in Love (1998), the producers of the Bond franchise gave her character M a much larger role -- one central to the film's plot -- for the first time in the Bond franchise. While M had typically only been seen in Bond films in bookend scenes at the very beginning and end, this time around the writers made her past actions the primary motive for the film's two main villains. They did the same thing with M in Skyfall (2012), purportedly because they were planning to kill off her character and wanted her (platonic) relationship with Bond to come full circle.
8The only person to always be credited "and Judi Dench as M" in all her James Bond opening credits sequences for her appearances. Bernard Lee did not get the credit in Dr. No (1962). Robert Brown never got the credit. Ralph Fiennes was credited as Gareth Mallory in Skyfall (2012).
9Is one of 13 actresses who won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars in a movie that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for Shakespeare in Love (1998)). The others are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Teresa Wright for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Celeste Holm for Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King's Men (1949), Donna Reed for From Here to Eternity (1953), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Juliette Binoche for The English Patient (1996), Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002) and Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013).
10Is one of 9 actresses who have received an Academy Award nomination for portraying a real-life queen. The others in chronological order are Norma Shearer for Marie Antoinette (1938), Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter (1968), Geneviève Bujold for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Vanessa Redgrave for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Janet Suzman for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Helen Mirren for The Madness of King George (1994) and The Queen (2006), Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010).
11A section of the paved river bank alongside the River Ouse in York, upstream of Lendal Bridge near the Museum Gardens, was named Dame Judi Dench Walk in honour of the city being her birthplace.
12She has two roles in common with Helen Mirren: (1) Dench played Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968), in which Mirren also appeared, while Mirren played her in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981) and (2) Dench played Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998) while Mirren played her in Elizabeth I (2005).
13Is one of 26 actresses who have received an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Shakespeare in Love (1998). The others in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class (1973)), Lee Grant (Shampoo (1975)), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall (1977)), Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)), Jessica Lange (Tootsie (1982)), Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor (1985)), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck (1987)), Cher (Moonstruck (1987)), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy (1989)), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny (1992)), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway (1994)), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite (1995)), Frances McDormand (Fargo (1996)), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets (1997)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)), and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook (2012)).
14Was the 114th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1998) at The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) on March 21, 1999.
15As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Room with a View (1985), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000) and Philomena (2013). The only film to win in the category was Shakespeare in Love (1998).
16The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is the 7 years between Notes on a Scandal (2006) and Philomena (2013).
17Her father, Reginald Arthur Dench, was from Dorset, England, and her mother, Eleanora Olive (Jones), was from Dublin, Ireland.
18Playing Mistress Quickly in a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor - The Musical at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. [January 2007]
19She visited Staunton, Virginia to promote the Shenandoah Shakespeare Theatre. [May 2004]
20She played a Countess in William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" in London West End. [February 2004]
21Dench is a supporter of Everton Football Club and she has been named as a patron of the soccer team's official charity "Everton in the Community".
22Counts Mrs Brown (1997) as the movie that became the quintessential breakthrough event of her career as a film actress, winning her her first Oscar nomination. Even though she'd performed regularly on stage in the US in Old Vic productions almost 40 years earlier, it wasn't until after this movie that Hollywood really came calling.
23A lifelong animal lover, Judi is the proud owner of a racehorse named Smokey Oakey. Also owns a dog, 4 cats, 2 Guinea pigs and some fish.
24Going blind due to condition called macular degeneration. Does not plan to retire [February 19, 2012].
25Has had custody of her grandson, Sammy Williams (b. 1997), since 2004 following her daughter Finty Williams's rehabilitation for alcoholism.
26Became engaged to Michael Williams during Christmas 1970 after he proposed to her on a beach in Australia.
27Following the birth of her daughter, Finty Williams, Dench and her husband immediately began trying for another child. However, having been unsuccessful, the couple looked into adoption when Dench was in her 40s, but they were turned down.
28Was six months pregnant with her daughter, Finty Williams, when she completed her run of the play "London Assurance".
29Whilst training at the Old Vic Theatre in the 1950s, Dench shared a flat with Barbara Leigh-Hunt.
30Has twice been nominated for an Oscar in the same year that another actress was nominated for playing the same role. She received Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998), while Cate Blanchett was nominated for Elizabeth (1998). She was later nominated for Best Actress in Iris (2001), for which Kate Winslet was also nominated for the title role.
31In her autobiography "And Furthermore," Dench says that she never really understood what was going on in the movie The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), but she enjoyed the experience of making the movie, and she thought the sets were great.
32In a 2004 opinion poll of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dame Dench's performance as "Lady Macbeth" in Trevor Nunn's 1976 production of "Macbeth" was voted the second greatest Shakespearean performance of all time. Only Paul Scofield's masterful "King Lear" was ranked higher.
33She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List and awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1988 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
34Awarded honorary D.Litt from the University of St Andrews, June 2008.
35Good friend of Paul Scofield.
36First woman to portray the 007 series character "M", which she did in GoldenEye (1995).
37She is a frequent co-star of her close friend Geoffrey Palmer.
38Judi Dench is the new narrator of "Spaceship Earth", the dark ride at EPCOT. She replaced Jeremy Irons after Walt Disney World and Siemens decided to update the classic ride housed inside the infamous golf-ball.
39Provides the narration for Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World's Epcot in the 4th version (soft opening December 2007, final opening scheduled for February 2008).
40She and her The Shipping News (2001) and Notes on a Scandal (2006) co-star Cate Blanchett both received Oscar-nominations for playing Queen Elizabeth I in 1999. Dench won for her supporting role in Shakespeare in Love (1998) while Blanchett was nominated for Elizabeth (1998).
41At the opening of the Judi Dench Theatre in London in 1986 she was introduced as "Here she is, Miss Judy Geeson'.
42Shares two roles with both Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. She and Winslet both played the title role in Iris (2001), and she and Blanchette have both played Queen Elizabeth. All three of them have played Ophelia in Hamlet.
43Was not able to attend the Oscars in 2007, because she had to undergo a knee surgery.
44When she started training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she admits she wasn't taking it as seriously as she ought to have done. She was caught out during an improvisation scene at which point she realised that that was what it was all about and studied harder than she had ever done in her life.
45As of 2014, received seven Oscar nominations, all of them when she was already over the age of 60. No other actor or actress collected more nominations when older than 60, the closest runner-ups being Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Laurence Olivier, Spencer Tracy, Melvyn Douglas and Edith Evans with a mere three nominations each.
46She and Vanessa Redgrave were in the same class at drama school.
47Attended the Mount School and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
48Topped the poll in Britain's Finest Actresses, July 2005
49Currently supporting the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds Restoration Appeal (2005).
50She was awarded a Companion of Honour in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
51Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), she failed to receive a nomination however.
52Voted Best British Actress of all time in a poll for Sky TV [Feb 2005].
53Won Broadway's 1999 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for "Amy's View."
54An Associate Member of RADA.
55She was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award: The Patricia Rothermere Award for her contributions to theatre.
56She was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actress for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre.
57Even after winning so many acting awards, she still admits to being insecure and wanting to improve the next performance. She admits that she prefers stage first, television second and film in third place.
58During the filming of As Time Goes By (1992) , she used to direct everybody to hide from the director when he left the set.
59She was awarded the 1982 London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance in A Kind of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest.
60She was awarded the 1987 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Anthony and Cleopatra.
61She was awarded the 1987 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performance in Anthony and Cleopatra.
62She was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress of 1981 for A Kind Of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest.
63She was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Special Award for her Outstanding Contributions to British Theatre.
64Younger sister of Jeffery Dench.
65She was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of the 1997 season for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and then Aldwych theatres.
66She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in Filumena.
67She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Absolute Hell at the Royal National Theatre Lyttleton Stage.
68She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in A Little Night Music at the Royal National Theatre Olivier Stage.
69Presented with The Society's Special Award for her outstanding contribution to British theatre at the 2004 Laurence Olivier Awards. [February 2004]
70She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1988 (1987 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for Antony and Cleopatra.
71She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for Pack of Lies.
72Was awarded an honourary Litt.D. (Doctor in Letters) from Trinity College on Friday, 11th July, 2003.
73Awarded an honorary DLitt by Oxford University on 28 June 2000.
74Received the Film Actress Award for her role in Chocolat at The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2002. Unfortunately Ms Dench was in attendance at the Berlin Film Festival and couldn't attend the Awards ceremony, but was able to send a televised message congratulating the charity on its 50th anniversary.
75She was ranked second in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of the greatest British Film Actresses.
76She was cast to play "Grizabella" in the original West End production of "CATS", but she tore her Achilles Tendon and was forced to quit the musical. Elaine Paige replaced her.
77Created the role of Sally Bowles in the London premiere of the musical, Cabaret.
78Mother, with Michael Williams, of Finty Williams.
79Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an six-minute performance in only four scenes as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love (1998). It is the second shortest performance ever to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the only shorter one being Beatrice Straight's five-minute performance in Network (1976).
80She made history in 1996 as the first person to win two Laurence Olivier awards (for British theatre) for different roles.
81Her first stage appearance was as a snail in a play at her Quaker junior school.
82When Royal Shakespeare Company Director Peter Hall asked Judi Dench to play the title role in a staged, and then later televised, production of Cleopatra, Dench refused, saying that her Cleopatra would be a "menopausal dwarf." Director Hall was later successful in coaxing Dench into the role, of which she won rave reviews from both theatre critics and TV audiences.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.


Quotes

#Quote
1Celebrate the things you can do and also try to do new things.
2You should take your job seriously but not yourself. That is the best combination.
3I'm always fearful. Fear in you generates a huge energy. You can use it. When I feel that mounting fear, I think, 'Oh yes, there it is'. It's like petrol.
4National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass, too staid. I don't want to be thought of as recognisable - I always want to do the most different thing I can think of next. I don't want to be known for one thing, or as having done huge amounts of Shakespeare and the classics. I hate speaking as myself. I could never do a one-woman show. But I love being part of a company. On stage I am not trying to be myself, I'm trying to be someone else, the more unlike me the better. I remember someone who saw me in Juno and the Paycock said I was completely unrecognisable. How marvellous. I've done two sitcoms, lots of films. Look at my character [an obsessive, damaged stalker] in Notes on a Scandal (2006). You wouldn't want to ask her around.
5I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
6I had no film career until Mrs Brown (1997), which Harvey Weinstein oversaw. He gave a lunch for me at the time and I told him I had his name tattooed on my bum. I hadn't, I had my make-up lady design something that I showed him. He's never forgotten it.
7I am very un-divaish. Very rarely in 52 years in the business have I met anyone who has behaved in a selfish way.
8I'd never met [Sophia Loren] and she arrived on set just as I was about to perform my number. She sat and watched. I said to Rob Marshall: 'I can't have ever been more frightened than at this moment.' It was like someone had given me an enormous injection. I suddenly had to be on the ball.
9The passion doesn't lessen over time but you get more anxious. You always worry about getting employed. But I love what I do ... You're only as good as the last thing you did. But that anxiety feeds what you're doing. It gives you energy. It's very much part of me. You know that right behind you, stretching back as far as you can see, are other people wanting to play the same part and probably better than you.
10[on ageing.] I don't like it at all. Suddenly I get up out of a chair and can't rush across the room. But there's nothing I can do about that, alas. My energy levels are OK, but I can't see very well. People have to come up and wave at me. If a restaurant is too dark I can end up talking to the backs of chairs.
11Once, a long time ago, I read some bad reviews and I made the decision not to read the reviews. You get some critics who don't like you, or the play. But they don't have to do it every night. I don't want to be affected like that. I loved doing "Madame de Sade. A friend told me not to apologise for myself or the play, and I won't. Then I cast it all off and go and put my feet up under the chimney with my family
12[Does she miss Michael Williams?] You bet. I don't expect you ever get over that. Time changes something, I suppose, but you miss the basic things. Michael was a realist, down to earth, a Lancashire man. I'm a Yorkshire woman and so that was pretty volatile, I suppose. He was Cancerian, I'm Sagittarian. He would say: 'I'm always rushing for the dark, you're always rushing for the light. If we hold in the middle, there's a kind of balance'.
13[Could she find love with anyone else?] It's not something that's ever happened. I've loved living in the same house, in the same grounds with my family. Sammy (grandson) was 4 when Michael died and he does look extraordinarily like him sometimes.
14[Does she feel fulfilled?] No, no, no, no, I hope not. Being fulfilled is closing the drawer again and I don't want to do that just yet. I'd bore myself silly. I wouldn't learn anything new. I'd just sit around and I hate wasting time. I hate waste of any kind. I love quiz programmes. I am riveted by The Weakest Link (2000) but I'd be too terrified to appear on it.
15When you go abroad people always talk with such love about British theatre, but the irony is it's not appreciated by the Government as it should be. The state of the arts has always been, and will always be, precarious. But there is something so alarming about the huge cuts made to companies, particularly when you read of the astronomical amounts some people are earning.
16I mourn that there are so many repertory companies that aren't around any more. I don't want the arts to take the form of a reality programme. I heard somebody say the other day that it is good if people can bring drink and food into a theatre and get up and go if they don't like the play. Well, yes, go out if you don't like it, but where do you draw the line? They tell people not to take pictures of us on stage but when you look up you see 100 red lights twinkling at you.
17[Celebrity culture has led to a "quick fix" mentality on the part of younger actors.] They think a big part will change their life, without any back-up. Young actors go into a run and don't do all the performances. That would have been unheard of at one time. I know I can sustain a run because of my training.
18Of course I have a temper. Who hasn't? And the older I get the more angry I get about things. It's not sudden anger, it smoulders and then if I really let it go on for a bit the shit hits the fan. I get very angry about general injustice. I get angry about the way people say 'Tomorrow X will make a speech about X'. Just let them say it. I get furious about the whole business of not allowing conkers in school, and banning things because they are supposedly dangerous. I am riveted by the current Iraq inquiry, though angry already because I feel it will end with a report and nobody's actually going to be arraigned for what happened.
19On plastic surgery: I've considered it, but I'm too old now. Every time I go to America I wonder if there is some process where it could all be sucked out and I could be out of there in time for dinner, but I'm frightened it would all drop off under the anaesthetic.
20The best moment of playing [William Shakespeare's] Juliet is the nanosecond when they offer you the part.
21I don't think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it.
22I don't like reading scripts very much. I like it better for someone to just explain to me what it is about this story.
23And then it was working with Bob Hoskins, who I had never worked with before - except radio. It was like being given a wonderful meal - full of the things you love most.
24I hate how people have been attacking Daniel Craig. It's despicable and it disgusts me. I have filmed with him in Prague and the Bahamas and he is a fine actor. He brings something new and edgy to the role. His critics will be proved wrong.
25[in 1994, when asked why A Room with a View (1985) was such a success] I've never seen it, so I don't know. Florence was lovely, of course, and it's a wonderful love story. I did enjoy doing the part, because Maggie Smith and I were old friends from 1958. We both arrived in Florence on the same day and neither of us had any family with us, so we would spend all day together filming and then go out to dinner together, catching up on our Old Vic days. But I didn't enjoy working with James Ivory. I didn't feel that I was on his wavelength and I didn't feel that he wanted me in the film, I have to say that. I remember doing that scene in the middle of the square where she goes mad and attacks the man selling postcards; James went to see the rushes and told me afterwards that everyone had laughed at it, they'd thought it was very funny. "Well done", he said to me. I thought perhaps we'd turned the corner but, when I came to post-sync the film, that scene was missing. When I asked why, he told me that Helena Bonham Carter hadn't been feeling up to it that day, so he'd cut the whole sequence. I don't know if that was the real reason he cut it - I just don't know.
26My only regret is that I didn't have more children.
27[on her long marriage to Michael Williams] We were just happy to be in the same room together.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
2014Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsAlbert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKLifetime Achievement
2014IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearPhilomena (2013)
2014Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013International Star AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalSkyfall (2012)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2013Narrative CompetitionAbu Dhabi Film FestivalBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismSkyfall (2012)
2011BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
2011Capri Ensemble Cast AwardCapri, HollywoodMy Week with Marilyn (2011)· Michelle Williams
· Eddie Redmayne
· Julia Ormond
· Kenneth Branagh
· Emma Watson
· Dominic Cooper
· Dougray Scott
· Zoë Wanamaker
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2011Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2011Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsJ. Edgar (2011)
2009Dilys Powell AwardLondon Critics Circle Film Awards
2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureNine (2009)· Kate Hudson
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Fergie
· Penélope Cruz
· Marion Cotillard
· Nicole Kidman
· Sophia Loren
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardEuropean Film Awards
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCranford (2007)
2007British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards
2006EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsLifetime Achievement Award

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2005NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleMrs Henderson Presents (2005)· Bob Hoskins
· Will Young
· Christopher Guest
· Kelly Reilly
· Thelma Barlow
· Anna Brewster
· Rosalind Halstead
· Sarah Solemani
· Natalia Tena
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2005Interactive Achievement AwardAcademy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USAOutstanding Achievement in Character Performance - FemaleGoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004)
2004Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2002ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearIris (2001)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleIris (2001)
2001NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ActressIris (2001)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleChocolat (2000)
2001ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USASupporting Actress of the Year
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
2001Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
2001BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
1999NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShakespeare in Love (1998)· Ben Affleck
· Simon Callow
· Jim Carter
· Martin Clunes
· Joseph Fiennes
· Colin Firth
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Geoffrey Rush
· Antony Sher
· Imelda Staunton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Mark Williams
1999Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira)Mrs Brown (1997)
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1998KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearMrs Brown (1997)
1998OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaMrs Brown (1997)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaMrs Brown (1997)
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMrs Brown (1997)
1998ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Actress - FilmMrs Brown (1997)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsInternational Theatrical Special or SeriesLook Back in Anger (1989)· Ian Martin (executive producer)
· Al Mitchell (executive producer)
· Humphrey Barclay (producer)
· David Parfitt (producer)
· Moira Williams (producer)
· David Hugh Jones (director)
· John Guare (writer)
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleA Handful of Dust (1988)
1988ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Theatrical or Dramatic SpecialThe Browning Version (1985)
1987BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleA Room with a View (1985)
1985BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceA Fine Romance (1981)
1982Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressA Fine Romance (1981)
1982BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressA Fine Romance (1981)
1968BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressTalking to a Stranger (1966)
1966BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesFour in the Morning (1965)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Cinema Bloggers AwardCinema Bloggers Awards, PortugalBest Actress - International CompetitionPhilomena (2013)
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actress - International CompetitionPhilomena (2013)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Actress (Melhor Atriz)Philomena (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Philomena (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActress of the YearPhilomena (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RolePhilomena (2013)
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RolePhilomena (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaPhilomena (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressPhilomena (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress in an Action MovieSkyfall (2012)
2013Cinema Bloggers AwardCinema Bloggers Awards, PortugalBest Supporting Actress - International CompetitionSkyfall (2012)
2013CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Melhor Atriz Secundária)Skyfall (2012)
2013Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actress of the YearSkyfall (2012)
2013ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RolePhilomena (2013)
2013Rembrandt AwardRembrandt AwardsBest International Actress (Beste Buitenlandse Actrice)Skyfall (2012)
2013SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion PicturePhilomena (2013)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)· Celia Imrie
· Bill Nighy
· Dev Patel
· Ronald Pickup
· Maggie Smith
· Tom Wilkinson
· Penelope Wilton
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Feature FilmPhilomena (2013)
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)· Bill Nighy
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsFemale Icon of the YearSkyfall (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismPhilomena (2013)
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
2012CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2012HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressSkyfall (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleSkyfall (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleSkyfall (2012)
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressMy Week with Marilyn (2011)
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActressJ. Edgar (2011)
2012EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismJ. Edgar (2011)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCranford (2007)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actress of the DecadeNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressReturn to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (2009)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesCranford (2007)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCranford (2007)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNine (2009)· Marion Cotillard
· Penélope Cruz
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Fergie
· Kate Hudson
· Nicole Kidman
· Sophia Loren
2010VGASpike Video Game AwardsBest Performance by a Human FemaleJames Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieCranford (2007)
2010Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActressNine (2009)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actress in a Leading RoleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleNine (2009)· Marion Cotillard
· Penélope Cruz
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Fergie
· Kate Hudson
· Nicole Kidman
· Sophia Loren
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCranford (2007)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressQuantum of Solace (2008)
2008Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressCranford (2007)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini ActressCranford (2007)
2008TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressCranford (2007)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieCranford (2007)
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressCranford (2007)
2008EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsLifetime Achievement Award
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Notes on a Scandal (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActress of the YearNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKBest Performance by a FemaleCasino Royale (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen HairstyleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, FemaleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2006Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressLadies in Lavender (2004)
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Actress in a Dramatic PerformanceNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2005British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2005Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressLadies in Lavender (2004)· Maggie Smith
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearLadies in Lavender (2004)
2005NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2004VGASpike Video Game AwardsBest Performance by a Human FemaleGoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004)
2003Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressThe Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
2002DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Shipping News (2001)
2002Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressIris (2001)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressIris (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleIris (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaIris (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleIris (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Shipping News (2001)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleIris (2001)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaIris (2001)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Shipping News (2001)
2002Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressIris (2001)
2001DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressChocolat (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressChocolat (2000)
2001Golden AriesRussian Guild of Film CriticsBest Foreign ActressIris (2001)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaChocolat (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureChocolat (2000)· Juliette Binoche
· Leslie Caron
· Johnny Depp
· Alfred Molina
· Carrie-Anne Moss
· Hugh O'Conor
· Lena Olin
· Peter Stormare
· John Wood
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
2001OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleChocolat (2000)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureChocolat (2000)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleChocolat (2000)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleMrs Brown (1997)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleMrs Brown (1997)
1998BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceAs Time Goes By (1992)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleMrs Brown (1997)
1990BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressBehaving Badly (1989)
1988BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleWetherby (1985)
1984BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressSaigon -Year of the Cat- (1983)
1984BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceA Fine Romance (1981)
1983BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceA Fine Romance (1981)
1980BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressA Performance of Macbeth (1979)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2012Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearSkyfall (2012)
2006BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2006NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2005LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressMrs Henderson Presents (2005)
2000SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressChocolat (2000)
1999SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1997STFC AwardSociety of Texas Film Critics AwardsBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2013DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressPhilomena (2013)
2007NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressNotes on a Scandal (2006)
1998NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressMrs Brown (1997)
1997NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressMrs Brown (1997)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder on the Orient Express2017pre-productionPrincess Dragomiroff
Victoria and Abdul2017filmingQueen Victoria
Tulip Fever2017completedThe Abbess of St. Ursula
Schadenfreude2016post-productionThe Narrator (voice)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children2016Miss Avocet
The Hollow Crown2016TV SeriesCecily, Duchess of York
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's the Winter's Tale2015Paulina
Spectre2015/IM (uncredited)
The Vote2015TV MovieChristine Metcalfe
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015Evelyn Greenslade
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot2015TV MovieMrs Silver
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot: Deleted Scenes2014Video shortMrs Silver
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage2013TV MovieCleopatra Desirée Armfeldt
Philomena2013Philomena
Vicious2013TV SeriesJudi Dench
Skyfall2012M
Legends2012Video GameM (voice)
Friend Request Pending2012ShortMary
Simon Schama's Shakespeare2012TV Mini-Series
Run for Your Wife2012Bag Lady
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2011Evelyn Greenslade
J. Edgar2011Annie Hoover
My Week with Marilyn2011Dame Sybil Thorndike
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011Society Lady
Jane Eyre2011Mrs. Fairfax
James Bond Supports International Women's Day2011ShortM (voice)
Angelina Ballerina: Ballet Dreams2011VideoMiss Lilly (voice)
Blood Stone2010Video GameM (voice)
GoldenEye 0072010Video GameM (voice)
Cranford2007-2009TV SeriesMiss Matty Jenkyns
Nine2009Lilli
Rage2009/IMona Carvell
Quantum of Solace2008Video GameM (voice)
Quantum of Solace2008M
Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket2007VideoMiss Lilly (voice)
Notes on a Scandal2006Barbara Covett
Casino Royale2006M
Angelina Ballerina2001-2006TV SeriesMiss Lilly / Miss Lillie
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail2006Miss Lilly (voice)
Doogal2006Narrator (voice)
As Time Goes By1992-2005TV SeriesJean Hardcastle Jean Pargetter
Mrs Henderson Presents2005Mrs. Laura Henderson
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance2005VideoMiss Lilly (voice)
Pride & Prejudice2005Lady Catherine de Bourg
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent2004Video GameM (voice)
A Dairy Tale2004Video shortMrs. Caloway (voice)
Ladies in Lavender2004Ursula
The Chronicles of Riddick2004Aereon
Disney Sing Along Songs: Home on the Range - Little Patch of Heaven2004Video short
Home on the Range2004Mrs. Caloway (voice)
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing2003Video GameM (voice)
Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On2002TV MovieMiss Lilly (voice)
Die Another Day2002M
The Importance of Being Earnest2002Lady Bracknell
The Shipping News2001Agnis Hamm
Iris2001/IIris Murdoch
Chocolat2000Armande Voizin
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells2000TV MovieElizabeth
The World Is Not Enough1999M
Tea with Mussolini1999Arabella
License to Thrill1999ShortM (Barbara Mawdsley)
The Bear1998ShortNarrator (American version) (voice)
Shakespeare in Love1998Queen Elizabeth
Tomorrow Never Dies1997M
Mrs Brown1997Queen Victoria
Hamlet1996Hecuba
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesNarrator
GoldenEye1995M
Jack & Sarah1995Margaret
Middlemarch1994TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Eliot
The Torch1992TV Mini-SeriesAba
Performance1991TV SeriesChristine Foskett
Screen One1990TV SeriesAnne
Smile1989ShortNarrator (voice)
Henry V1989Mistress Nell Quickly
Behaving Badly1989TV Mini-SeriesBridget
A Handful of Dust1988Mrs. Beaver
Theatre Night1987TV SeriesMrs. Alving / Mrs. Rogers
84 Charing Cross Road1987Nora Doel
The Browning Version1985TV MovieMillie Crocker-Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill1985TV MovieDorrie Edgehill
A Room with a View1985Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
The Angelic Conversation1985Shakespeare's Sonnets read by (voice)
Wetherby1985Marcia Pilborough
A Fine Romance1981-1984TV SeriesLaura
Saigon -Year of the Cat-1983TV MovieBarbara Dean
Spaceship Earth1982Short4th Narrator - 2008- (voice)
The Cherry Orchard1981TV MovieMme. Ranevsky
BBC2 Playhouse1981TV SeriesSister Scarli
Love in a Cold Climate1980TV Mini-SeriesSadie
A Performance of Macbeth1979TV MovieLady Macbeth
ITV Playhouse1968-1979TV SeriesZ / Helen Payle
BBC2 Play of the Week1978-1979TV SeriesHazel Wiles / Imogen Langrishe
The Comedy of Errors1978TV MovieAdriana
Jackanory1968-1978TV SeriesStoryteller / Reader
Arena1976TV Series documentarySweetie Simpkins
Dead Cert1974Laura Davidson
Luther1974Katherine
Ooh La La!1973TV SeriesAmélie
Confession1970TV SeriesWoman
A Midsummer Night's Dream1968Titania
BBC Play of the Month1966TV SeriesElizebeth Moris
Theatre 6251964-1966TV SeriesTerry Stevens - Daughter Valentine Wannop
Court Martial1966TV SeriesMarthe
ITV Play of the Week1959-1966TV SeriesLouisa Lindley / Dido Morgan / Miss Richards / ...
A Study in Terror1965Sally
He Who Rides a Tiger1965Joanne
Mogul1965TV SeriesGwyneth Evans
Four in the Morning1965Wife
Detective1964TV SeriesCharlotte Revel
The Third Secret1964Miss Humphries
Festival1964TV SeriesAngela Thwaites
Z Cars1963TV SeriesElena Collins
Love Story1963TV SeriesPat McKendrick
The Cherry Orchard1962TV MovieAnya, Lyubov's daughter
The Four Just Men1960TV SeriesAnna
An Age of Kings1960TV SeriesKatherine, Princess of France
Armchair Theatre1960TV SeriesEmily Strachan
The Terrible Choice1960TV SeriesGood Angel
Hilda Lessways1959TV SeriesHilda Lessways

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fine RomanceTV Series theme sung by - 14 episodes, 1981 - 1983 theme song sung by - 12 episodes, 1983 - 1984

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot2015TV Movie performer: "Good Night" - uncredited
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage2013TV Movie performer: "Send in the Clowns"
Nine2009performer: "Folies Bergère"
As Time Goes By1993-1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
A Fine Romance1982-1984TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look Back in Anger1989TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man2012Video documentary short special thanks
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World2012Video documentary short special thanks
To Cancer and Beyond2009Video short special thanks
Waiting in Rhyme2009Video short special thanks
Expresso2007Short special thanks
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat'2000TV Movie documentary special thanks
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentary thanks - as Dame Judi Dench

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melvyn Bragg: Wigton to Westminster2015TV MovieHerself
In Conversation2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BAFTA Britannia Awards Special 20142014TV SpecialHerself
The Olivier Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cinema 31999-2014TV SeriesHerself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself / Philomena
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (credit only)
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Arena2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Muse of Fire2013DocumentaryHerself
At the Movies2013TV SeriesHerself
Shooting Bond2013Video documentaryHerself
Bond's Greatest Moments2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Making of Philomena2013Video documentary shortHerself / Philomena
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose1999-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
This Morning2008-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Everything or Nothing2012DocumentaryHerself
The Secrets of Skyfall2012TV Short documentaryHerself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHerself
7.302012TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron2012TV SeriesHerself
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Many Faces of...2011TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Na plovárne2011TV SeriesHerself
My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon2011Video documentary shortHerself - Dame Sybil Thorndike
BBC Proms2010TV SeriesHerself
The South Bank Show Revisited2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Breakfast2007-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The One Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself (as Dame Judi Dench)
Cranford in Detail2009Video documentary shortHerself / Miss Matty Jenkins (as Dame Judi Dench)
The 2008 European Film Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special2008TV MovieHerself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
The South Bank Show2005-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
An Audience with Neil Diamond2008TV MovieHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The British Academy Television Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Parkinson2002-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The World's a Stage with John Neville2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
ITV News2007TV SeriesHerself - BAFTA Nominee
Notes on a Scandal: The Story of Two Obsessions2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of Cranford2007Video documentary shortHerself / Miss Matty Jenkyns (as Dame Judi Dench)
Notes on a Scandal: Behind the Scenes2006Video documentary shortHerself
Becoming Bond2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles2006Video documentary shortHerself / M (Barbara Mawdsley)
Mrs Henderson Presents: Making Of2006Video documentary shortHerself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Burghley House2006Video documentary shortHerself / Lady Catherine de Bourg
Six O'Clock News2006TV SeriesHerself
Film '722005TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Evening Standard British Film Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
2nd Irish Film and Television Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (as Dame Judi Dench)
Peace One Day2004DocumentaryHerself
Today2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bugs!2003Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Inside 'Die Another Day'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20032003TV SpecialPresenter
Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening2002TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself / M
Shaken and Stirred on Ice2002Video documentary shortHerself / M (Barbara Mawdsley)
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Die Another Day: From Script to Screen2002VideoHerself / M (Barbara Mawdsley)
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bond Girls Are Forever2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
60 Minutes2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress (segment "Dame Judi")
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre2002VideoHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The BAFTA TV Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Suporting Role
A Look at Iris2001Video documentary shortHerself
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News2001Video documentary shortHerself
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport2000DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat'2000TV Movie documentaryHerself / Armande
The Bond Cocktail1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (as Dame Judi Dench)
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years1999VideoHerself
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Dame Judi Dench)
30 Years of Billy Connolly1998TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh1998TV Special documentaryDesiree (segment "Send In The Clowns")
The 50th British Academy Film Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Comedy Performance and Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Highly Classified: The World of 0071998Video documentaryHerself
Countdown to Tomorrow1997DocumentaryHerself / M (Barbara Mawdsley)
Showbuzz1997TV SeriesHerself
James Bond: Shaken and Stirred1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien1996Video documentaryNarrator
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHerself
GoldenEye: The Secret Files1995TV Short documentaryHerself
Westminster Abbey1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Coral Browne: Caviar for the General1989TV SpecialHerself (as Dame Judi Dench)
Henry V: A Little Touch of Harry - The Making of Henry V1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
The London Programme1989TV Series documentaryHerself
Caught in the Act1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage1988TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
An Audience with Victoria Wood1988TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Aspel & Company1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning Britain1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
An Audience with Peter Ustinov1988TV MovieHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Calendar1987TV SeriesHerself
Children in Need1983TV SeriesHerself
Playing Shakespeare1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Bafta Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV Series
The Morecambe & Wise Show1978TV SeriesHerself / Jekyll's Wife
My Homeland1976TV Movie documentaryReader
2nd House1974TV SeriesHerself, in scenes from 'Antony and Cleopatra'
Omnibus1969TV Series documentaryHerself - Reading poetry
Call My Bluff1968TV SeriesHerself
Three Seasons1958Documentary shortFirst Fairy, in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony2016TV SpecialNarrator (voice)
Countryfile2016TV SeriesHerself
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC2016TV MovieHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children's TV2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Jackanory Storyteller
Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHerself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2015TV SeriesVarious Characters
The Graham Norton Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Dad!2013TV SeriesHerself
Perspectives2013TV Series documentary
Top Gear2012TV SeriesM
Who Do You Think You Are?2012TV Series documentaryEvelyn Greenslade
Stars in Shorts2012Mary
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Behind the Story: Lights, Colours and Smiles2012Video documentary shortEvelyn Greenslade (uncredited)
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Audience Member
Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen2009TV SpecialLady Macbeth (uncredited)
Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was All That About?2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Bond on Location2008TV Short documentaryHerself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesHerself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryQueen Elizabeth
A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman2007DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryBarbara Covett
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialBarbara Covett
Canada A.M.2007TV SeriesHerself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Film '722007TV SeriesHerself
In Character with Cate Blanchett2007Video documentary shortBarbara Covett (uncredited)
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights2006Video documentary shortHerself
The King's Head: A Maverick in London2006Video documentaryHerself
La Marató 20052005TV SpecialIris Murdoch
Pride and Prejudice Revisited2005TV Movie documentaryLady Catherine de Bourgh (uncredited)
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryCat Burglar
The Unforgettable Joan Sims2002TV Special documentaryElizabeth (uncredited)
The World Is Not Enough2000Video GameM (uncredited)
The Making of 'The World Is Not Enough'1999Video documentary shortHerself
And the Word Was Bond1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Heroes of Comedy1999TV Series documentary
The Making of 'GoldenEye': A Video Journal1999Video documentary shortHerself
Mis-Takes1985VideoUnknown

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