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Who is Judi Dench?
Dame Judith Olivia Dench was born on 9 December 1934, in York, North Yorkshire, England, and is best known as the actress who portrayed M in “Skyfall” and other movies from the James Bond franchise, and Barbara Covett in “Notes on a Scandal”. Additionally, as her talent was recognized, she has been rewarded with a Dame –hood (female Knighthood) and an Oscar.
Net Worth and Ethnicity
So just how rich is Judi Dench as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $35 million, accumulated from her over five decades long career in the previously mentioned field. Dench is Caucasian, and was born into a family of Irish ancestry. She has grey hair, but when she was younger, she had dark brown hair.
Early life and Career
Judi was a student of Mount School, a Quaker secondary school located in York. Subsequently, she developed a prominent reputation as one of the most important post-war period actresses, most importantly through her work in theater. Both of her parents had theater-affiliated jobs, and besides that, a lot of actors would often stay in the Dench household, thus it was only natural for Judi to pursue her career down that path. She made her debut professional appearance in September 1957, working with the Old Vic Company at the Royal Court Theatre, located in Liverpool, portraying Ophelia in “Hamlet”. In 1959, Judi was cast to play the main role of Hilda Lessways, in the series of the same title, ultimately appearing in its six episodes and working with actors such as Brian Smith and Violet Carson.
TV career begins
Continuing career, including voice-overs
In 1996, Dench provided voice recordings for television series entitled “1914-1918”, and a year later, portrayed M in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, a Golden Globe-winning James Bond movie, which was additionally rewarded with six awards, such as Saturn, and BMI Film Music Award. In the next period, she continued portraying the same character in the James Bond franchise, plus as of 1999, she played the role of Arabella in the drama comedy movie entitled “Tea With Mussolini”, in which she collaborated with Cher and Joan Plowright and which ended up winning a BAFTA Award, and was nominated for three others. In the same year, Judi had yet another James Bond project, entitled “The World is Not Enough”.
— Judi Daily (@Judi_Daily) April 17, 2018
The present millenium
In 2001, she landed the role of Iris in the movie of the same title, which received a generally favorable review from the critics, and won an Oscar. In 2002, the actress had two prominent projects, “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Die Another Day”, another James Bond movie, which follows the story the secret agent as he is sent to investigate the connection between a diamond mogul and a North Korean terrorist, and which was ultimately nominated for 35 awards and won six, including Empire, and BMI Film Music Awards. In the following year, Judi provided voice recordings for the video game “James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing”, and in 2005 played Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the movie adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice”, which follows the story of two 19th century people from different social classes who fall in love; the movie was nominated for four Oscars, and won BSFC, Carnie, and Empire Awards.
Private Life and Relationship with Michael Williams
In 1971, Judi married Michael Williams, a British actor, with whom she had a daughter named Tara, known as Finty Williams in the acting world. However, her husband died in 2001 from lung cancer. Since 2010, she has been in a relationship with David Mills, and in one interview spoke about how she found love again after her husband’s death.