Judi Dench
Judi Dench
Celebrated Name: Judi Dench
Real Name/Full Name: Judith Olivia Dench
Gender: Female
Age: 89 years old
Birth Date: 9 December 1934
Birth Place: Heworth, York, England
Nationality: English
Height: 1.55 M
Weight: 65 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Husband: Michael Williams (m, 1971; died, 2001)
Children: Finty Williams
Dating: David Mills
Is Judi Dench Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress
Net Worth in 2024: $40 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Judi Dench is a popular English actress, artist, and author. She began her career with theatre and is recognized as one of the most important British theatre performers of all time. She rose to worldwide fame with her role as M in “GoldenEye,” a role which she reprised for multiple James Bond movies. She has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “Shakespeare in Love” (1998). Besides, she has also been the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award.

Maybe you know about Judi Dench very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Judi Dench’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Judi Dench, whose full name is Judith Olivia Dench, was born on the 9th of December 1934 in Heworth, York, the U.S. to parents, Eleanora Olive (formerly,  Jones) and Reginald Arthur Dench (1897- 1964). Her father was a doctor. Her mother was born in Ireland while her father was born in England but later moved to Ireland, where he was brought up.

Her father met her mother while studying medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. When it comes to Judi’s education, she had attended the Mount School in York, England. She had an elder brother, Jeffery Dench (1928-2014). When it comes to her religious views, she is a Quaker.

Personal Life

Judi Dench married popular late British actor, Michael Williams on the 5th of February 1971. Their child is the popular English actress, Finty Williams, who was born on the 24th of September 1972. The couple also has a grandchild from Finty’s marriage. The couple has starred in several stage productions together and also on the British situational comedy series, “A Fine Romance” (1981–84). Michael Williams died at the age of 65 years from lung cancer in 2001. Since 2010, she has been in a relationship with David Mills.

When it comes to her health issues, she has macular degeneration, with one dry eye and one wet eye, for which she has been treated with injections to the eye.  She had also undergone successful knee surgery in 2013.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 December 1934, Judi Dench is 89 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. Her height is 1.55 M tall, and her weight is 65 Kg.


Judi Dench began her career with theatre. She made her first professional stage appearance in September of 1957 with the Old Vic Company at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, where she played Ophelia in “Hamlet.” She performed with the Old Vic Company from 1957 until 1967 in different plays, including “Henry V.” She left the Old Vic Company and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in December of 1961.

She then performed in plays such as “The Cherry Orchard” and “Measure for Measure.” In 1964, she appeared on television in the British TV drama series “Theatre 625” and also made her film debut in the same year with the film “The Third Secret.” She starred in the 1965 British film “Four in the Morning,” for which she received the 1966 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles. She then received the 1968 BAFTA Television Best Actress Award for her role in the 1966 TV drama “Talking to a Stranger.”

One of her notable theatre performances was in the role of Lady Macbeth, which brought her many accolades. One of her most popular film roles was as M in “GoldenEye” (1995). With that role, she became the first woman to portray James Bond’s boss, M, in the James Bond movie series. She starred in the 1997 British drama film “Mrs. Brown” in the role of Queen Victoria.

The film was both a commercial as well as critical success. For her performance, she received a BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role as well as a nomination for Best Actress at the 70th Academy Awards. In the same year, she also starred in the “Tomorrow Never Dies,” reprising her role as James Bond’s boss. She starred in the 1998 comedy-drama film “Shakespeare in Love” for which she won both the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Her performance in the 2001 film “Iris” landed her the ALFS Award and the Best Leading Actress Award at the 55th British Academy Film Awards. Her performance in the 2006 drama film “Notes on a Scandal” brought her an Academy Award nomination as well as BIFA Award and an Evening Standard Award. Her performance in the 2011 film “My Week with Marilyn” brought her the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination at the 65th BAFTA Awards. Her performance in the2016 play, “The Winter’s Tale,” brought her an Oliver Award Win for the Best Actress in a supporting role.

Awards & Achievements

Judi Dench has been showered with numerous Awards and Achievements over the years. Here is a list covering some of those:

  • She was the winner of the Academy Award in 1998 for her role in the movie “Shakespeare in Love.”
  • She has won the BAFTA Awards 6 times for her performance in the movies, “Four in the Morning,” “A Room with a View,” “A Handful of Dust,” “Mrs. Brown,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “Iris.”
  • She has won the BAFTA Awards 4 times for her performance in the TV series, “Talking to a Stranger,” “A Fine Romance” (Series 1 & 4), and “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.”
  • She has won the Golden Globe Awards for her performance in the movies “Mrs. Brown” and “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.”

Net Worth & Salary of Judi Dench in 2024

Judi Dench Net Worth
Judi Dench Net Worth

As of April 2024, Judi Dench has gathered a net worth of $40 Million. She has gathered most of her earnings from her acting career, which began with theatre.  She was highly appreciated for her work in the play “Macbeth” as Lady Macbeth. She has also portrayed the role of M in multiple James Bond films, which brought her worldwide recognition while films like “A Room with a View,” “A Handful of Dust,” “Mrs. Brown” and “Shakespeare in Love” brought her enormous critical acclaim.

Judi Dench is, without a doubt, one of the best actors of all time, and her list of Awards and Achievements prove it so. But what often gets overlooked is the kind of heart she has. She has worked with the charity organization, Survival International, that works in defense of the tribal people. Here’s wishing her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and hope she keeps entertaining us like she always has.


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