Date of Birth: December 9, 1934 Dame Judi Dench
Place of Birth: York, England
Full Name: Judith Olivia Dench

DAME JUDI DENCH, a distinguished, multi-award-winning actress, first portrayed M, head of British Intelligence, in GoldenEye and repeated the role for Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is not Enough.

Dench received the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) in 1970 for services to the theatre, and subsequently became a D.B.E. (Dame of the British Empire) in 1988. She has won over 25 top awards (including six British Academy Awards) in a career that has encompassed stage, television and motion pictures. She recently received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, the entertainment industrys highest accolade.

Denchs work on the international stage is legendary, but she has also won awards for her performances in motion pictures. She received the Academy Award® for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Her most recent film appearances have been in Mrs Brown, Chocolat, Iris, The Shipping News, Therese Raquin, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Denchs television performances over recent years have included A Fine Romance (for which she won the BAFTA Award as Best Actress in a Comedy Series), The Browning Version, Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (for which she won the American Cable Entertainment ACE Best Actress Award), Ghosts, Make and Break, Behaving Badly, Can You Hear Me Thinking?, The Torch, Absolute Hell, and six seasons of the highly-rated comedy As Time Goes By (BAFTA Nomination). Her most recent TV appearance was in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.