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10th Oct '13 4:32:11 PM XFllo
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->''"It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done."''
-->'''-- Judi Dench'''

Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench (1934- ) is an award-winning English actress and right up there with Creator/HelenMirren, EmmaThompson and Maggie Smith[[note]]a lifelong close friend[[/note]] in terms of being completely awesome. While she was at first mostly working in theater -- notably the RoyalShakespeareCompany -- she has become more prominent as a movie actress after she took on the role of M in the ''JamesBond'' series.

She's also famous for winning an Academy Award for her role in ''ShakespeareInLove'', [[OneSceneWonder where she stole the film]] with a grand total of ''nine minutes'' of screen time as ElizabethI. Ironically, she had previously been nominated for Best Actress for playing QueenVictoria in ''Mrs Brown'', losing to Helen Hunt.

Ofcom, who handle complaints about television shows in the UK, sometimes refer to the Judi Dench effect, noting that any swearword spoken by Judi Dench will result in more complaints than the same swearword spoken by anyone else.

WordOfGod says she [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DM's for her grandkids]], which is [[MadeOfWin made of so much ridiculous awesome and win]]. Once word of this got out, no self-respecting geek will call her anything less than "Dame Judi Dench".

The ringtone on her phone is the JamesBond theme. Apparently, it often went off in her scenes in the Bond movies, [[HilarityEnsues on-set hilarity ensuing.]]

While it has come to light that her eyesight is failing, Dench is adamant that she has no plans to quit acting.
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!!Her films include:
* Film/JamesBond
** ''Film/GoldenEye''
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale''
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''
* ''{{Hamlet}}'' (1996)
* ''Mrs Brown'' -- Earnt her an AcademyAward nomination for Best Actress.
* ''ShakespeareInLove'' -- OneSceneWonder that earned her the AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress
* ''Notes On A Scandal'' -- Second AcademyAward nomination.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' -- [[WTHCastingAgency Was cast because]] VinDiesel was apparently a huge fan of hers, and begged her to take the part. In-between shooting, she DM'd for Diesel, Karl Urban, and Thandi Newton.
* ''Film/MrsHendersonPresents''
* ''TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel''

!!Her TV work includes:
* ''AsTimeGoesBy''
* ''AFineRomance''
* ''Series/{{Cranford}}'' and its sequel ''Return to Cranford''
* A {{BBC}} rendition of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', playing Lady [=Macbeth=] opposite Sir IanMcKellen
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!! Tropes:
* ShakespeareanActors
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->''"It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done."''
-->'''-- Judi Dench'''

Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench (1934- ) is an award-winning English actress and right up there with Creator/HelenMirren, EmmaThompson and Maggie Smith[[note]]a lifelong close friend[[/note]] in terms of being completely awesome. While she was at first mostly working in theater -- notably the RoyalShakespeareCompany -- she has become more prominent as a movie actress after she took on the role of M in the ''JamesBond'' series.

She's also famous for winning an Academy Award for her role in ''ShakespeareInLove'', [[OneSceneWonder where she stole the film]] with a grand total of ''nine minutes'' of screen time as ElizabethI. Ironically, she had previously been nominated for Best Actress for playing QueenVictoria in ''Mrs Brown'', losing to Helen Hunt.

Ofcom, who handle complaints about television shows in the UK, sometimes refer to the Judi Dench effect, noting that any swearword spoken by Judi Dench will result in more complaints than the same swearword spoken by anyone else.

WordOfGod says she [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DM's for her grandkids]], which is [[MadeOfWin made of so much ridiculous awesome and win]]. Once word of this got out, no self-respecting geek will call her anything less than "Dame Judi Dench".

The ringtone on her phone is the JamesBond theme. Apparently, it often went off in her scenes in the Bond movies, [[HilarityEnsues on-set hilarity ensuing.]]

While it has come to light that her eyesight is failing, Dench is adamant that she has no plans to quit acting.
----
!!Her films include:
* Film/JamesBond
** ''Film/GoldenEye''
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale''
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''
* ''{{Hamlet}}'' (1996)
* ''Mrs Brown'' -- Earnt her an AcademyAward nomination for Best Actress.
* ''ShakespeareInLove'' -- OneSceneWonder that earned her the AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress
* ''Notes On A Scandal'' -- Second AcademyAward nomination.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' -- [[WTHCastingAgency Was cast because]] VinDiesel was apparently a huge fan of hers, and begged her to take the part. In-between shooting, she DM'd for Diesel, Karl Urban, and Thandi Newton.
* ''Film/MrsHendersonPresents''
* ''TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel''

!!Her TV work includes:
* ''AsTimeGoesBy''
* ''AFineRomance''
* ''Series/{{Cranford}}'' and its sequel ''Return to Cranford''
* A {{BBC}} rendition of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', playing Lady [=Macbeth=] opposite Sir IanMcKellen
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!! Tropes:
* ShakespeareanActors
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10th Oct '13 4:29:36 PM XFllo
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* A {{BBC}} rendition of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', playing Lady [=Macbeth=] opposite Sir IanMcKellen

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* A {{BBC}} rendition of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', playing Lady [=Macbeth=] opposite Sir IanMcKellenIanMcKellen
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* ShakespeareanActors
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31st Aug '13 10:48:48 PM onegun
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* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' -- [[WTHCastingAgency Was cast because]] VinDiesel was apparently a huge fan of hers, and begged her to take the part. In-between shooting, she DM'd for Diesel and Karl Urban.

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* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' -- [[WTHCastingAgency Was cast because]] VinDiesel was apparently a huge fan of hers, and begged her to take the part. In-between shooting, she DM'd for Diesel and Diesel, Karl Urban.Urban, and Thandi Newton.
15th May '13 1:43:02 PM RoseAndHeather
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Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench (1934- ) is an award-winning English actress and right up there with Creator/HelenMirren and EmmaThompson in terms of being completely awesome. While she was at first mostly working in theater - notably the RoyalShakespeareCompany - she has become more prominent as a movie actress after she took on the role of M in the ''JamesBond'' series.

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Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench (1934- ) is an award-winning English actress and right up there with Creator/HelenMirren and Creator/HelenMirren, EmmaThompson and Maggie Smith[[note]]a lifelong close friend[[/note]] in terms of being completely awesome. While she was at first mostly working in theater - -- notably the RoyalShakespeareCompany - -- she has become more prominent as a movie actress after she took on the role of M in the ''JamesBond'' series.
14th May '13 6:30:19 PM RoseAndHeather
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Unfortunately, it has come to light that her eyesight is failing, but Dench is adamant that she has no plans to quit acting.

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Unfortunately, While it has come to light that her eyesight is failing, but Dench is adamant that she has no plans to quit acting.
14th May '13 6:29:20 PM RoseAndHeather
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Unfortunately, it has come to light that her eyesight is failing and her career may be coming to an end.

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Unfortunately, it has come to light that her eyesight is failing and her career may be coming failing, but Dench is adamant that she has no plans to an end.quit acting.
12th May '13 7:17:49 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ''Series/{{Cranford}}'' and its sequel ''Return to Cranford''
25th Apr '13 4:41:54 AM R1pley
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18th Mar '13 10:22:04 AM dsneybuf
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WordOfGod says she [[OneOfUs DM's for her grandkids]], which is [[MadeOfWin made of so much ridiculous awesome and win]]. Once word of this got out, no self-respecting geek will call her anything less than "Dame Judi Dench".

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WordOfGod says she [[OneOfUs [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DM's for her grandkids]], which is [[MadeOfWin made of so much ridiculous awesome and win]]. Once word of this got out, no self-respecting geek will call her anything less than "Dame Judi Dench".
6th Feb '13 3:33:29 PM splodeyhead
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