Judi Dench Biography

Updated On Jul 18, 2019 Published On Mar 15, 2017
Facts of Judi Dench
Date of Birth: 1934 , December-9
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Judi Dench
Birth Name Dame Judith Olivia Dench
Nick Name Judi
Father Reginald Arthur Dench
Mother Eleanora Olive Jones
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Heworth
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $35 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Actress, author
Married Yes
Married to Michael Williams (m. 1971–2001)
Children 1
Divorce Yes
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, More
Movies Murder on the Orient Express
TV Show As Time Goes By, Cranford, Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, More
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Judi Dench was born to Reginald Arthur Dench, a resident doctor and Eleanora Olive in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire. She attended The Mount high School, a Quaker independent secondary school in York and went to Central School of Speech and Drama. Regarding her Ethnicity, she is White and holds British Nationality.

Judi started her professional career appearing in the role of Ophelia in Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre. Her stage credit includes Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, etc. Dench made her film debut in The Third Secret which earned her fame and name. Her outstanding performance led her to cast in A Room with a View, Mrs. Brown, and Shakespeare in Love which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Judi earns a numerous number of awards and trophy among them her competitive awards include Seven Olivier’s, two Golden Globes, an Oscar, a Tony, BAFTA Film Awards, Emmy Awards, Screen Actor Guild Award, etc.

Moving towards her personal life, Dench married to Michael Williams, an actor. They gave birth to Tara Cressida Frances Williams after a year of their marriage. Unfortunately, her husband died from lungs cancer at the age of 65. She was in a relationship with conservationist David Mills after several years of her husband death.  

Judi Dench earns a tremendous amount of money from her acting career including Stage and Film career. The big chunk of her income came from her movie career by which it has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $ 35 million.    

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Born in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

December 9 , 1934

Judi Dench was born on 9th December 1934 in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her father name is Reginald Arthur Dench who is a resident doctor and mother as Eleanora Olive. She has two siblings named as Jeffery Dench and Peter Dench. 

Appeared in Hamlet.

1957

Judi Dench's professional career took off in September 1957 when she appeared in the role of Ophelia in Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre with the Old Vic Company. She made her London debut from 1957 to 1962 till then she became the member of the company. 

Won BAFTA Award.

1996

Judi Dench won the 1996 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for her performance in Four in the Morning. She also received a BAFTA Television Best Actress for her role as Hazel Wiles in the 1979 BBC drama on Giant's Shoulders.

Married to Michael Williams.

February 5 , 1971

Judi Dench married to Michael Williams in 5th of February 1971. They had dated for several months and finally got married. They gave birth to a single child named as Tara Cressida Frances Williams after a year of their married. Her husband died at the age of 65 due to lungs cancer. 

Appeared in Mrs. Brown.

1997

Dench appeared in her first starring film role as Queen Victoria in John Madden's teleplay Mrs. Brown which depicts Victoria's relationship with her personal servant and favorite John Brown, played by Billy Connolly. The movie earned U.S. $ 350.7 Million with critics viewing the film as a modernisation of the series.   

Death of her Husband.

2001

Dench married British actor Michael Williams in 1971 February 5th. They have one child Tara Cressida Frances Williams. Michael died at the age of 65 in 2001 due to lung cancer. He died after 30 years of married life. They have one grandchild. Finty's son Sam Williams born in 1997. 

Affair with David Mills

2010

Dench has been in a relationship with conservationist David Mills since 2010. During a 2014 interview with the Time magazine, she discussed how she never expected to find love again after her husband's death. She also state that, " I wasn't ever prepared to be ready for it. It was very, very gradual and grown up....It's wonderful". 

Current Net worth.

2017

Judi Dench earns the tremendous amount of money from her acting career including Stage and movie career. The big chunk of her income came from her movie career by which it has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $ 35 Million.