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Creator: Judi Dench

"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 Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson and Maggie Smithnote  in terms of being completely awesome. While she was at first mostly working in theater — notably the Royal Shakespeare Company — she has become more prominent as a movie actress after she took on the role of M in the James Bond series.

She's also famous for winning an Academy Award for her role in Shakespeare in Love, where she stole the film with a grand total of nine minutes of screen time as Elizabeth I. Ironically, she had previously been nominated for Best Actress for playing Queen Victoria 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.

Word of God says she DM's for her grandkids, which is 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 James Bond theme. Apparently, it often went off in her scenes in the Bond movies, 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:

Her TV work includes:


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alternative title(s): Judi Dench
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