Judi Dench(1934-), Actress
Dame Judith Olivia ('Judi') Dench
Sitter in 13 portraits
One of the leading actresses of her generation, Dench trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, joining the Old Vic Company in 1957. An associate member of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1969, Dench has appeared in productions including Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale and Much Ado About Nothing. Film appearances include A Room with a View (1985) and Oscar nominated performances in Iris (2001), Chocolat (2000), Mrs. Brown (1997) and Notes on a Scandal (2006). She won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love and an Olivier Award in 2016 for The Winter's Tale. Between 1995 and 2015 Dench played 'M' in the James Bond films. She has appeared in the TV series Cranford (2007-09) and Jane Eyre (2011).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Arnold Newman
colour dye transfer print, 1978?