Knowledge Identifier: +Judi_Dench
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1934.
Countries: United Kingdom (60%), United States (18%), India (6%)
Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, British Film Institute, Chicago Sun-Times, Birkbeck, University of London
During these years, Judi was involved on a non-professional basis in the first three productions of the modern revival of the York Mystery Plays in the 1950s
Laurence Harvey - Harvey appeared twice more on Broadway, in 1957 with Julie Harris, Pamela Brown and Colleen Dewhurst in William Wycherley's "The Country Wife", and as Shakespeare's Henry V in 1959, as part of the Old Vic company, which featured a young Judi Dench as Katherine, the Daughter of the King of France
Eileen Atkins - She appeared as Maggie Clayhanger in all six episodes of Arnold Bennett's "Hilda Lessways" from 15 May to 19 June 1959, produced by the BBC Midlands with Judi Dench and Brian Smith
Peter Sallis - His credits include the first West End production of "Cabaret" opposite Judi Dench in 1968
Among her roles with the RSC, she was the Duchess in John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" in 1971
In 1981, Dench was due to play the title role of Grizabella in the original production of "Cats", but was forced to pull out due to a torn Achilles tendon, leaving Elaine Paige to play the role
Natasha Richardson - She starred with Judi Dench, Michael_Gambon and Kenneth Branagh in a 1987 & BBC adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play "Ghosts"; with Maggie Smith and Rob Lowe in a 1993 BBC adaptation of "Suddenly, Last Summer" by Tennessee Williams; portrayed Zelda Fitzgerald in the 1993 television movie "Zelda"; and starred in "Haven" on CBS and "The Mastersons of Manhattan" on NBC.
Ronald Pickup - He provided the voice for Aslan in the BBC's adaptation of the "Chronicles of Narnia" and starred opposite Judi Dench in the 1989 Channel 4 serial "Behaving Badly"
Chocolat (2000 film) - Among significant awards won for work on this picture were the Art Directors Guild award, 2001, for Excellence in Production Design, the Bogey Award given by the German journal "Blickpunkt: Film", based on audience numbers in a certain time, the Audience Award, 2001, of the European Film Awards, for Juliette Binoche, and the Screen Actors Guild award 2001, to Judi Dench for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Liberal Unionist Party - However in the 2002 film version which starred Judi Dench, Colin_Firth, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon - the lines were dropped even though this film re-incorporated episodes and characters in an earlier version of the play that Wilde had been encouraged to drop before the play's first performance
Arthur Kopit - "Nine" returned to Broadway in 2003 with Antonio Banderas as Guido and won two Tony *awards, including best revival; in 2009 Rob Marshall directed the film "Nine" based on Kopit's script, the principal cast consisting of Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole_Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie
Stuckism International Gallery - In September 2003, the gallery collaborated with the Prince of Wales in hosting a charity show and auction with paintings including ones by Judi Dench, Jerry_Hall and, said Thomson, "a painting from the BritArt artist Gavin Turk, who is normally somebody we would attack
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, was based on the 2004 novel "These Foolish Things", by Deborah Moggach, and features an ensemble cast consisting of Judi Dench, Celia_Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton, as a group of British pensioners moving to a retirement hotel in India, run by the young and eager Sonny, played by Dev Patel
Jenny Galloway - She appeared in "Madame de Sade" alongside Judi Dench and Deborah Findlay as Charlotte in 2008
Also in 2009, Dench reprised the role of Matilda Jenkyns in "Return to Cranford", the two-part second season of a Simon Curtis television series
She was patron of Ovingdean Hall School, a special day and boarding school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Brighton, which closed in 2010, and Vice President of The Little Foundation
Peter Hall (director) - In 2010 the Rose had a sellout run of his production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Judi Dench playing Titania
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - It is the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and features an ensemble cast consisting of stars Judi Dench, Maggie_Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere
Michael Grandage - Between December 2012 and February 2014 they will produce "Privates On Parade" with Simon_Russell_Beale; John Logan's new play "Peter and Alice" with Judi Dench and Ben_Whishaw; Daniel Radcliffe in "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh; and two Shakespeares, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, followed by "Henry V" with Jude Law
Stirling University - In 2013, the school nominated Dame Judi Dench for an honorary doctorate in recognition of her services to the arts and the role she has played in highlighting the school's Dementia Services Development Centre
Ben Whishaw - On stage, Whishaw is set to star alongside Judi Dench in the world premiere of a new play by John Logan, at the Noel Coward Theatre, from March to June 2013
From 24 April 2015 to 7 May 2015; Dench played a mother, with her real-life daughter Finty Williams playing her character's daughter, in The Vote at The Donmar Warehouse
Murder on the Orient Express - On 29 September 2016, the studio released a press release announcing much of the cast, including Johnny Depp as Mr. Ratchett, Michelle Pfeiffer as Mrs. Hubbard, Dame Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff, Sir Derek Jacobi as Edward Masterman, Leslie Odom Jr. as Dr. Constantine, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, Lucy Boynton as Countess Andrenyi, Tom Bateman as M. Bouc, and Michael Peña as Marquez
One of the highest profile actresses in British popular culture, Dench appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.