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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.

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Judi Dench is preparing for

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Lighting Designer

    19:30, Sat 7th November 2020 at London Palladium
    19:45, Sun 8th November 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Mon 9th November 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Producer

    19:45, Fri 11th December 2020 - Tue 15th December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:15, Fri 18th December 2020 - Tue 22nd December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:00, Fri 25th December 2020 - Tue 29th December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed that it was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and…

  • The Fantasticks - Lighting Designer

    19:45, Sat 12th December 2020 - Wed 16th December 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighbo…

  • Show Boat - Julie LaVerne

    19:15, Fri 1st January 2021 - Wed 6th January 2021 at Random Venue 20

    Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives…

  • Brigadoon - Trumpet

    20:00, Wed 20th January 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:30, Fri 22nd January 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Sat 23rd January 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:45, Tue 26th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:15, Wed 27th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:15, Sat 30th January 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    16:00, Tue 2nd February 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    15:30, Fri 5th February 2021 at Random Venue 59
    20:00, Sun 7th February 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two…

  • Noises Off - Lighting Designer

    13:15, Thu 8th April 2021 - Wed 14th April 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Noises Off is a 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. The idea for it came in 1970, when Frayn was watching from the wings a performance of The Two of Us, a farce that he had written for…

  • Oliver! - Lighting Designer

    23:30, Thu 6th May 2021 - Mon 10th May 2021 at London Palladium

    Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
    It premièred in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a succ…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Director

    21:15, Thu 17th June 2021 - Wed 23rd June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Sound Designer

    20:30, Sat 19th June 2021 - Wed 23rd June 2021 at The Old Vic

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • The Trojan Women - Poseidon

    15:00, Fri 25th June 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:30, Mon 28th June 2021 at Random Venue 40
    20:15, Wed 30th June 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:30, Sat 3rd July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:45, Mon 5th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Wed 7th July 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:15, Fri 9th July 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean…

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Trombone

    20:30, Sat 30th October 2021 - Tue 2nd November 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a 2011 rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spid…

  • The Good Person of Szechwan - Producer

    17:15, Thu 6th January 2022 - Wed 12th January 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Thu 13th January 2022 - Wed 19th January 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:15, Thu 20th January 2022 - Wed 26th January 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Good Person of Szechwan is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau. The play was begun in 1938 but not completed…

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