Dame Judith Olivia Dench, born on 9 December 1934 is an acclaimed English actress. Her professional debut in the acting world was in the year 1957 with the Old Vic Company.
Judi Dench is known for her roles in Shakespeare’s plays. She is highly praised for her theatrical roles like Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. After her major roles in theatres, she branched into film line. As she marked her debut in the film world, she was awarded the BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer.
Judi Dench is honoured for her role in the Bond movies and she has a record-breaking presence in the James Bond movies. Among the many distinguished honours, she is known for her role of M. Judi Dench has played M in seven Bond films over 17 years.
Judith Olivia Dench was in North Yorkshire, England. She had attended the Mount School in York. After that, she went to the Central School Of Speech And Drama. At the age of 22, she was discovered by the Old Vic theatre. She had played the role of Ophelia in Hamlet. She later went on to play many complex roles like Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest.
Notable awards and Honors
Judi Dench has been awarded the: Praemium Imperiale (2011). Academy Award (1999). And, Golden Globe Award amongst the other prestigious awards.
She has five Baftas and 7 Oscar nominations. Judi Dench also won the Best Actress at the 86th Academy Awards.
Judi Dench was married Michael Williams, a notable actor for 30 years. Michael Williams died in 2001, and this couple share one daughter, Finty. Judi Dench has often shared screen with her late husband. They had met while they were young actors at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Judi Dench net worth
Judi Dench’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million. She has amassed such a huge wealth from her iconic roles in movies and theatre productions. Besides this, her income also comes from stock investments.
Upcoming movie of Judi Dench
Directed by Edward Hall, Judi Dench will be playing Madame Arcatin the upcoming movie Blithe Spirit. The lead cast of the movie includes Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Adil Ray and Isla Fisher. The film is slated for its initial release on 25 December 2020.