Judi Dench is an English actress. She started her career as a theatre actress, and is best known for playing ‘Ophelia’ in ‘Hamlet’ at the ‘Royal Court Theatre.’ She also played ‘Juliet’ in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’ in ‘Macbeth.’ Soon, she found her way into films, and made her film debut in ‘The Third Secret’ (1964). She won her first ‘BAFTA’ for her performance in the film. She rose to prominence in 1966, after her performance in the British film ‘Four in the Morning.’ Her first lead role came in the musical ‘Cabaret’ (1966), which established her career as a film actress. Overall, she has won four ‘BAFTA’ awards,’ an ‘Academy Award,’ for her performance in ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ (1998), two ‘SAG’ awards, and two ‘Golden Globe’ awards in her glorious career. ‘Mrs. Brown’ (1997), ‘Chocolat’ (2000). ‘Philomena’ (2013) and ‘Victoria & Abdul’ (2017) are some of her popular films.
James Bond embarks on a mission to prevent Le Chiffre, a private banker who funds terrorists, from winning in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. As he participates in the gamble with beautiful Treasury agent, Vesper Lynd, as his partner, both are threatened by a powerful organization.
James Bond is presumed dead after being caught in friendly fire while trying to retrieve a list of British agents. MI6 is compromised and identities of several agents are exposed. Bond, who reveals he is alive after M is attacked at MI6 and six agents are killed, must track down a man from M's past, seeking revenge.
Elizabeth, second of five daughters of the Bennets living in the English countryside, is pressured by her mother for marriage after the wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley becomes infatuated with her older sister Jane. Her relationship with handsome snob Mr. Darcy starts on the wrong foot, and she is pursued by her pompous cousin, clergyman Mr. Collins.
An adaptation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare, this drama film tells the story of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who returns home to find his father murdered. Meanwhile his mother is getting married to his uncle, the very man responsible for his father’s death.
The historical drama based on Shakespeare’s play about the British monarch features young Henry who sets out in 1415 to conquer France. But Henry falters with self-doubt, and the sinking morale of his troops doesn’t help either. However, a resolute Henry emboldens his army with impassioned words and leads them into the battle of Agincourt, conquering France and winning Princess Katherine as his Queen.
Based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film is a moving story of an Irish teenager, Philomena, whose toddler son Anthony, born out of marriage, is given up for adoption by the convent nuns. For the next five decades, Philomena’s efforts to find her son fails but then she meets Martin Sixsmith, a journalist, and the two together begin a journey to locate Anthony.
Several British retirees move to Jaipur to stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, an exotic retirement home. However, on reaching they find the hotel to be in a dilapidated state. As the retirees come to terms with their own personal struggles, they find a way to help the hotel stay in business.
As a child Jane Eyre was ill-treated by her abusive aunt before being further abused at the Lowood School. An 18 years old Jane takes up the post of governess to Adèle Varens at Edward Rochester’s estate. As Rochester and Jane get closer and start falling in love, Rochester’s secret past threatens to tear the two apart.
This American drama film revolves around the apparent suicide of a prominent psychologist in London. This causes huge disbelief among his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe that it was suicide, since it would go against all the principles her father stood for. Therefore, she begins her own investigation.
A Room with a View is a romantic drama film, which tells the story of Lucy, who during her trip to Florence, meets and shares a brief romance with a young man named George. However, after she returns to her home in England, she gets engaged to a man named Cecil. However, shortly after, George unexpectedly appears in her life again.
Vianne Rocher, along with her six year old daughter Anouk arrives in a small conservative French village headed by Mayor Reynaud and much to his resentment opens a chocolate shop. Her affable nature and delicious chocolates soon win over a number of town’s people; however, the Mayor remains skeptical. Things take a turn when a group of gypsy travellers come to the town.
Lonely, veteran teacher Barbara Covett takes a liking to the new art teacher, Sheba Hart, married to a much older husband, and with a son having Down’s syndrome. When Barbara discovers Sheba’s affair with teenage student Steven Connolly, she confronts Sheba who requests her not to disclose this secret. Barbara decides to use this to manipulate Sheba, but it complicates their lives.
The seventeenth movie in the James Bond franchise sees the iconic English spy go up against his former friend Alec Trevelyan to save the world. Presumed dead, Alec is in possession of the GoldenEye, a satellite-based weapon capable of destroying millions and Bond must stop him and Alec’s ally, assassin Xenia Onatopp.
The Academy Awards-winning movie depicts a fictional love-story of the Bard. Shakespeare is desperately searching for a muse when he meets Viola de Lesseps. A theater-lover, she disguises as man to audition for Shakespeare’s play, but he soon finds the truth. Their blossoming romance inspires him to write ‘Romeo & Juliet.’ However, he is married while she is betrothed to Lord Wessex.
Novelist Irish Murdoch meets John while teaching at the Oxford University. They fall for each other and soon decide to get married. Despite having a happy married life, their lives take a turn when Iris is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
In 1956, aspiring filmmaker, Colin Clark,gets a job to assist Sir Laurence Olivier as he directs Marilyn Monroe in ‘The Prince and the Showgirl'. Owing to the difficulties on the film-set, Clark is assigned to ensure Monroe’s schedule. With an evolving rapport, he escorts the star around as she enjoys a tranquil respite away from the pressures of work and fame.
The movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’. Preparations are undergoing for the marriage of Amazon Queen Hippolyta and Athenian Duke Theseus. But fairy king Oberon and his jester Puck create chaos and mischief using a love potion by involving other characters like Lysander, Demetrius, and Helena.
This romantic comedy drama film takes us to 1890s London, and revolves around two men who use the same pseudonym Ernest for their secret courtship activities. Things turn complicated when they meet face to face, and their deception is discovered.
The 24th movie in the James Bond series, Spectre tells the story of MI6 agent James Bond’s entanglement with the global criminal organization Spectre and their leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
This historical drama film tells the story of Abdul Karim, a young prison clerk from India, who travels to meet Queen Victoria, to give her a present. Soon an unlikely friendship sparks between the two.
An emotionally beaten man, who is a struggling writer, moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland with his young daughter. After he finds a job as a reporter for a local newspaper, he also starts to uncover some dark family secrets.
On the run for five years, Riddick arrives on planet Helion Prime which is threatened by Necromongers, an evil race that wants to convert everyone and eliminate those who resist. Lord Marshall, the leader of the race, can be killed only by a Furian and Riddick, being the last surviving member of the race, now has to defeat the enemy and protect humanity.
After learning from his grandfather about a magical place for specially gifted children, Jacob sets out to search for Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. When he discovers the enchanted place, Jacob realizes that he too has a special ‘ability’ that can help the inhabitants of that mysterious place to fight an imminent danger from macabre nemeses called Hollowgasts.
Following an assassination attempt by M's own bodyguard, James Bond travels to Italy and South America in the pursuit of Dominic Greene, a businessman and green technology developer eying to seize a large plot of land in Bolivia. The mission motivates Bond on a personal level as Greene is linked to the mysterious Quantum organization which blackmailed Vesper.
After solving a theft in Jerusalem, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds himself involved in the murder mystery of the corrupt businessman Edward Ratchett, on-board the lavish Orient Express. As natural disasters and heartbreaking revelations follow, Poirot is forced to rethink his definition of justice.
The fourth film of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, the movie revolves around Captain Jack Sparrow and his search for the Fountain of Youth. He eventually has to confront the infamous pirate named Blackbeard.
The biographical drama is based on the life and career of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It follows Hoover’s journey as he rises through the ranks using ruthless tactics to keep America safe. While he becomes one of the most powerful men in the USA, the movie also reveals his many questionable decisions.
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full with its long-term residents, co-owners Muriel and Sonny make plans to expand their franchise and create The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
After Chinese government denies him broadcast rights in the country, news tycoon Elliot Carver plans to instigate a war-like situation between Britain and China using his news empire. Along with Chinese agent Wai Lin, Bond investigates the sinking of a British warship in Chinese waters and finds out that one of its cruise missiles is missing.
Following the assassination of a British oil tycoon, Bond is assigned to protect his daughter Elektra King from Renard, a KGB agent-turned-terrorist who cannot feel pain because of a bullet lodged in his brain. He begins to question the motives of his charge as he attempts to save Europe from Renard's nuclear plot with physicist Dr. Christmas Jones.
MI6 agent James Bond is captured and tortured in North Korea. After fourteen months, he is traded with a terrorist Zao, only to be informed that he is no more an agent. He is accused of giving out secret information during his incarceration which he denies. Bond must now find out who back stabbed him in Korea and why?
Guido Contini, the gifted Italian film director, has only few days before he starts his new ambitious venture, but he doesn’t have a story for it yet. With his personal and professional life in chaos, he escapes to a resort and desperately tries to find an inspiration from his relationships with various women…..his wife, his mistress, his agent, his muse and mother.
Home on the Range is an animated comedy western film which is about the resident animals of a farm, who decide go on a bounty hunting mission, for a notorious outlaw, in an effort to save their farm.
Judi Dench Awards
|Shakespeare in Love||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1999|
|The Last of the Blonde Bombshells||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2001|
|Mrs Brown||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||1998|
|Iris||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||2002|
|The Last of the Blonde Bombshells||Best Actress||2001|
|Shakespeare in Love||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||1999|
|Mrs Brown||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||1998|
|A Handful of Dust||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1989|
|A Room with a View||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1987|
|A Fine Romance||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1985|
|A Fine Romance||Best Actress||1982|
|BBC2 Playhouse||Best Actress||1982|
|The Cherry Orchard||Best Actress||1982|
|Talking to a Stranger||Best Actress||1968|
|Four in the Morning||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||1966|