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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

  • The Visit - Writer

    17:30, Sat 31st July 2021 - Wed 4th August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

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

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Dave Moss, George Aaronow

    20:30, Fri 29th October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    14:00, Fri 5th November 2021 - Wed 10th November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:30, Fri 12th November 2021 - Wed 17th November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • Peter and Wendy - Technical Director

    22:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:30, Fri 17th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:15, Fri 24th December 2021 - Mon 27th December 2021 at London Palladium

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • Starlight Express - Ashley the Smoking Car, Deputy Stage Manager

    19:45, Fri 17th December 2021 - Wed 22nd December 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Fri 24th December 2021 - Wed 29th December 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Fri 31st December 2021 - Wed 5th January 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • Oklahoma! - Writer

    20:00, Fri 7th January 2022 - Tue 11th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • The King and I - Cello

    23:15, Fri 22nd April 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • The Seagull - Masha

    20:45, Sat 4th June 2022 - Wed 8th June 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    13:30, Sat 11th June 2022 - Wed 15th June 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    16:00, Sat 18th June 2022 - Wed 22nd June 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises…

  • Peer Gynt - Musical Director

    14:45, Fri 12th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • Henry IV, Part 1 - Sound Designer

    20:45, Sat 13th August 2022 - Tue 16th August 2022 at The Old Vic

    Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of Richar…

  • The Odd Couple - Technical Director

    20:30, Sun 14th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    20:45, Sun 21st August 2022 - Thu 25th August 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    20:45, Sun 28th August 2022 - Thu 1st September 2022 at Crucible Theatre

    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 King and I - Technical Director

    20:45, Wed 12th October 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

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