Actor of the Week (National Treasure No.2): JUDI DENCH


Age: 85

Birthday: 9th December


Dame Judi Dench is an English actress. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years, she performed in several of Shakespeare's plays, in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She also drew rave reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968.




Over the next two decades, Dench established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She received critical acclaim for her work on television during this period, in the series A Fine Romance (1981–1984) and As Time Goes By (1992–2005), in both of which she held starring roles. Her film appearances were infrequent, and included supporting roles in major films, such as A Room with a View (1986), before she rose to international fame as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films until Spectre (2015).





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 WIN: 1

2014 - Best Leading Actress: PHILOMENA

2007 - Best Leading Actress: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

2006 - Best Leading Actress: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

2002 - Best Leading Actress: IRIS

2001 - Best Supporting Actress: CHOCOLAT

1999 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

1998 - Best Leading Actress: MRS BROWN


BAFTA NOMINATIONS: 26 WIN: 9

2014 - Best Leading Actress: PHILOMENA

2013 - Best Supporting Actress: SKYFALL

2012 - Best Supporting Actress: MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

2008 - Best Leading TV Actress: CRANFORD

2007 - Best Leading Actress: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

2006 - Best Leading Actress: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

2002 - Best Leading Actress: IRIS

2002 - Best Supporting Actress: THE SHIPPING NEWS

2001 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS

2001 - Best Supporting Actress: CHOCOLAT

1999 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

1998 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: MRS BROWN

1998 - Best Leading TV Actress: AS TIME GOES BY

1990 - Best TV Actress: BEHAVING BADLY

1989 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: A HANDFUL OF DUST

1988 - Best Supporting Actress: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

1987 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: A ROOM WITH A VIEW

1986 - Best Supporting Actress: WETHERBY

1985 - WIN: Best TV Actress: A FINE ROMANCE

1984 - Best TV Actress: SAIGON - YEAR OF THE CAT

1984 - Best TV Actress: A FINE ROMANCE

1983 - Best TV Actress: A FINE ROMANCE

1982 - WIN: Best TV Actress: A FINE ROMANCE / BBC2 PLAY OF THE WEEK / ITV PLAYHOUSE

1980 - Best TV Actress: A PERFORMANCE OF MACBETH / BBC2 PLAY OF THE WEEK / ITV PLAYHOUSE

1968 - WIN: Best TV Actress: TALKING TO A STRANGER

1966 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: FOUR IN THE MORNING


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 12 WIN: 2

2018 - Best Leading Actress: VICTORIA & ABDUL

2014 - Best Leading Actress: PHILOMENA

2013 - Best Leading Actress: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

2011 - Best Leading TV Actress: CRANFORD

2009 - Best Leading TV Actress: CRANFORD

2007 - Best Leading Actress: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

2006 - Best Leading Actress: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

2002 - Best Leading Actress: IRIS

2001 - Best Supporting Actress: CHOCOLAT

2001 - WIN: Best Leading TV Actress: THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS

1999 - Best Supporting Actress: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

1998 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: MRS BROWN



How do you rate Dame Judi Dench's movies?









WATCH JUDI DENCH THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: Skyfall (2012)

Saturday 20th June, ITV, 8:30pm

Dench was fantastic as M in the Bond series and this was her last time in the role.




Staged

Thursday 25th June, BBC1, 12:05am

Dench has a very funny (and rude!) appearance in the stay at home comedy with Michael Sheen and David Tennant.


ON NETFLIX:


FILM: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

Judi Dench and Maggie Smith headline another top cast in this romantic drama for oldies.


ON AMAZON PRIME:


FILM: Philomena (2013) (Age 12+)

Dench is excellent in this true story of a woman searching for her son she was forced to give up for adoption.



What's your favourite Judi Dench performance / film?









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