Ten fun facts about Judi Dench


Fact 1
Judi Dench made her stage debut in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. Judi played the role of Ophelia in this Vic Production Company play and performed with the company from 1957-1961.

Fact 2
Not really known for her singing talent, she made a mark for herself as a singer when she acted in the 1968 musical “Cabaret”.

Fact 3
One of her most famous roles is that of “M” in the James Bond movies. She started out with the 1995 movie, “Golden Eye” and co-starred with Pierce Brosnan.


Fact 4
Dench was the only cast member of the Bond films who was carried-through to the 2006, Daniel Craig starrer, “Casino Royale”.

Fact 5
In 1996, Judi became the first performer ever, to win 2 Olivier awards in the same year. She won them for two different performances.

Fact 6
Judi acted in four scenes that spanned 8 minutes, in the 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love’. She acted as Queen Elizabeth I and ended up winning an Oscar for it. It was the 2nd-shortest performance to actually win an Oscar.

Fact 7
In 1988, Judi Dench was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Fact 8
Dench has a distinctively rich and husky voice that she has lent to various narrations and animated characters. In the animated series “Angelina Ballerina”, she has done the voice-over for “Miss Lilly”. In the same series her daughter Finty, is “Angelina”.

Fact 9
She loves horse riding. In partnership with her driver, Bryan Agar, Judi owns a horse named Smokey Oakey.

Fact 10
Judi had a Quaker upbringing. This Christian religious sect was founded by George Fox in the 17th century.


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