Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What was the profession of Judi's character, Jean Hardcastle, in "As Time Goes By"?||All About Judi Dench
She ran a secretarial agency. It was called "Type For You."
Billy Connolly. Geoffrey Palmer, who plays her husband Lionel in the sitcom "As Time Goes By," was also in the movie. He played Henry Ponsonby.
Laura Dalton. Judi played opposite her real life husband Michael Williams.
Much Ado About Nothing. She directed this for the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1988.
Ophelia. Judi preformed all these role with Old Vic, but Ophelia was the first.
Shakespeare in Love. Judi won for best supporting actress in her role as Queen Elizabeth. She was also nominated for an Oscar in 1997, for her role in "Mrs. Brown" where she played Queen Victoria.
Finty. Born in 1972, she was christened Tara Cressida Frances Williams, but has always been known as Finty.
Goldeneye. She repeated the role in "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Michael Williams. Michael Williams and Judi Dench were married in 1971, until his death in 2001.
1934. Judi was born on December 9, 1934, to Reginald and Olave Dench.
Horse racing. Judi has always loved horses and ponies. She is in partnership with her driver, Bryan Agar, and they jointly own a horse called 'Smokey Oakey'. Although away a lot of the time, either filming or acting, she still receives regular updates on the colt's performance.
|Judi has been cast in numerous stage and television shows. Her major break on the big screen came when she starred in several James Bond films. What is her character title in these films?
||Dame Judi Dench
M. MI6 is the name given to the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service. 'M' was the fictional name given to the head of MI6, and James Bond's immediate supervisor. Judi was the first woman to play the role. Her character remains steadfastly cold and blunt, unwilling to reveal her growing respect for Bond. She once called him a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War".
|Judi received many good reviews and an Oscar nomination for her role as Queen Victoria in 'Mrs Brown' (1997). Which 1998 film did Judi win an Oscar for best supporting actress?||Dame Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love. The storyline centered around two doomed lovers, William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps. Judi played her role as Queen Elizabeth I to regal perfection. The Queen was witness to a wager between Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Lord Wessex (Colin Firth). Shakespeare had to prove that a play could capture the essence of true love. Shakespeare won the wager, but the Queen exiled Viola to America with Lord Essex, to whom she was newly married. Judi's appearance only lasted for eight minutes during the whole film.
|Judi also starred in another British sitcom as Jean Mary Hardcastle. What was this programme called?||Dame Judi Dench
As Time Goes By. Judi played opposite actor Geoffrey Palmer, who to this day remains a very close personal friend. Their characters fell in love during the 1950s but lost touch after Lionel (Palmer) was sent to Korea. They met up after being separated for 38 years only to find their feelings still as strong. The programme was televised between 1992 and 2005.
|Judi became more widely known when she starred with her husband in which British television comedy series?||Dame Judi Dench
A Fine Romance. Judi played 'Laura', a middle aged woman who had been paired up with a shy landscape gardener. The series followed their 'fine' romance which normally resulted in petty squabbles, even though they were devoted to each other. The series was televised between 1981 and 1984.
|It was over a drink in a pub that Judi fell in love with a fellow actor, and the man she was to marry. What is his name?||Dame Judi Dench
Michael Williams. Judi married Michael in 1971 and their only daughter was born just over a year later. Tara Cressida Frances, otherwise known as Finty, followed in her parents footsteps by becoming an actress. Judi spent several months at home caring for Michael before his death, in 2001, of cancer.
|Judi has also made her mark in musical theatre. Which was the first musical production she appeared in, during 1968?||Dame Judi Dench
Cabaret. Although not a trained singer, Judi appealed to audiences with her husky voice and natural stage presence. 'Cabaret' was set in 1931 Berlin at a time when the Nazis were coming to power. Judi played cabaret singer, Sally Bowles, who regularly performed in a run down club called the 'Kit Kat Club'.
|Judi made her professional acting debut in 1957 for which company?||Dame Judi Dench
Old Vic. The beginning of her acting career saw Judi play many characters in William Shakespeare's plays. The 'Old Vic' is the name given to the repertory company based in the theatre, formally known as the 'Royal Victoria Hall'. Well known American actor, Kevin Spacey, became the artistic director for the Old Vic in 2003.
|During her childhood, Judi always wanted to be either a painter or dancer. She eventually decided that she would train at art school to become what?||Dame Judi Dench
Set designer. Judi only studied designing for one year before joining the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. The school is a popular choice for teaching drama. Their list of students includes Vanessa Redgrave, Kathleen Turner, Julie Christie, Rupert Everett and Carrie Fisher. Judi graduated with a first class degree in acting.
|Judi was born in York, England on December 9th, 1934. Her mother was a native Dubliner and her father an English doctor. What is her birth name?||Dame Judi Dench
Judith Olivia Dench. Judi grew up in a rambling Victorian house with her mother, father and two brothers. Her parents were both keen amateur actors. Her father studied medicine and was the company's doctor at the Theatre Royal in York. As a child, Judi would often join her father backstage.