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Judi Dench

Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH DBE FRSA is an English film, stage and television actor. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she played in several of Shakespeare's plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer; however, most of her work during this period was in theatre. Not generally known as a singer, she drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968.
Over the next two decades, she established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In television, she achieved success during this period, in the series A Fine Romance from 1981 until 1984 and in 1992 began a continuing role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By. Her film appearances were infrequent until she was cast as M in GoldenEye, a role she continued to play in James Bond films through to Skyfall. She received several notable film awards for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, and has since been acclaimed for her work in such films as Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat, Iris, Mrs Henderson Presents and Notes on a Scandal, and the television production The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.


Judi Dench is preparing for

  • Tartuffe - Dorine

    20:15, Sun 9th August 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Tartuffe, or The Impostor, first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière, and the characters of Tartuffe, Valère, and Dorine are considered among the greatest classic…

  • Prometheus Bound - Hephaestus

    20:45, Sat 15th August 2020 - Thu 20th August 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In Antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as ca. 415…

  • A Little Night Music - Frid

    14:45, Sat 17th October 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Tue 20th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    11:45, Thu 22nd October 2020 at Random Venue 7

    A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of seve…

  • My Fair Lady - Bass

    19:30, Fri 11th December 2020 - Tue 15th December 2020 at Random Venue 65

    My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl…

  • 42nd Street - Trumpet

    19:45, Sat 6th February 2021 - Thu 11th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrat…

  • The Glass Menagerie - Set Designer

    20:45, Sat 8th May 2021 - Wed 12th May 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams. Williams worked on various drafts of the play prior to writing a version of it as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was…

  • The Odd Couple - Speed

    21:00, Fri 14th May 2021 - Wed 19th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    13:15, Fri 21st May 2021 - Wed 26th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:45, Fri 28th May 2021 - Wed 2nd June 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Odd Couple is a play by Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Horn, Charlito "Chip" Tolentino

    20:30, Fri 28th May 2021 - Tue 1st June 2021 at Random Venue 11
    20:30, Fri 4th June 2021 - Tue 8th June 2021 at Random Venue 11
    20:30, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Random Venue 11

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • Dreamgirls - Violin

    20:30, Sat 10th July 2021 - Wed 14th July 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles,…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Belize

    15:15, Sun 10th October 2021 - Wed 13th October 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • Faust - Director

    17:00, Sun 10th October 2021 - Thu 14th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the…

  • The Visit - Roby

    19:00, Fri 26th November 2021 - Tue 30th November 2021 at Random Venue 15
    19:45, Fri 3rd December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Random Venue 15
    10:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Tue 14th December 2021 at Random Venue 15

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Beauty and the Beast - Belle

    20:00, Mon 29th November 2021 at The Old Vic
    17:15, Tue 30th November 2021 at Random Venue 19
    20:00, Fri 3rd December 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:00, Sun 5th December 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:00, Tue 7th December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

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