ALL IS TRUE
Since playing Ophelia in "Hamlet" at The Old Vic Theatre almost 60 years ago,
(Anne Shakespeare) has garnered wide popular and critical admiration for a
career marked by
outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles. She has won
awards-including an Academy Award, ten BAFTA Awards and a record eight Laurence
Awards-for work on both stage and screen. In recognition of her many
received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a DBE (Dame of the
Empire) in 1988, and in 2005 was awarded a Companion of Honour. She has also
Japan Arts Association's prestigious Praemium Imperiale Laureate Award for Film
ALL IS TRUE is Dench's eleventh collaboration with Kenneth Branagh, after
appearing with him
on stage in "Coriolanus" and "The Winter's Tale," directing him in "Much Ado
and "Look Back in Anger," acting with him in the films GHOSTS and MY WEEK WITH
MARILYN, directed by him and co-starring in HENRY V, HAMLET, and MURDER ON THE
ORIENT EXPRESS, and directed by him in the upcoming ARTEMIS FOWL.
Dench will soon be seen in the feature film RED JOAN, directed by Trevor
Nunn. Last year, she
appeared in Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and starred in VICTORIA &
ABDUL, directed by Stephen Frears. This latter performance was nominated for a
SAG and AACTA International Award. This is the second time in her career she has
Victoria. For her first such performance, directed by John Madden in MRS BROWN,
BAFTA and Golden Globe awards and was nominated for an Academy Award.
She received an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award, both for Best Supporting
another magisterial performance as Queen Elizabeth I in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, and
received Academy Award nominations for performances in a further five films:
Hallstrom's CHOCOLAT, for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe;
by Richard Eyre, for which she also won a BAFTA Award; MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS,
directed by Stephen Frears, for which she was further nominated at the BAFTAs
and the Golden
Globes; NOTES ON A SCANDAL, again directed by Richard Eyre, which also brought
BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations; and PHILOMENA, directed by Stephen Frears
and costarring Steve Coogan, for which she also received BAFTA, Golden Globe
and SAG award
Dench is recognized globally for her legendary role as M in seven James Bond
GOLDENEYE to SKYFALL.
Her other film work includes TEA WITH MUSSOLINI, directed by Franco
Zeffirelli; A ROOM
WITH A VIEW and A HANDFUL OF DUST, both of which brought her BAFTA Awards for
Best Supporting Actress; 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, directed by David Jones; HENRY V
HAMLET, both directed by Kenneth Branagh; NINE, directed by Rob Marshall; JANE
directed by Cary Fukunaga; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, directed by Simon Curtis; J.
directed by Clint Eastwood; the hugely successful India-set comedy THE BEST
MARIGOLD HOTEL, and its sequel THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, both
directed by John Madden; Roald Dahl's ESIO TROT, opposite Dustin Hoffman; and
PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, directed by Tim Burton.
Dench is also revered for her television work. Most recently she starred as
Cecily, Duchess of
York, in "The Hollow Crown" for the BBC, and past credits include: "The Last of
Bombshells," for which she received BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy
nomination; the long-running hit BBC sitcom "As Time Goes By"; and the
"Cranford" and "Cranford: Return to Cranford," for which she received a number
of major award
Her achievements on screen are mirrored by her celebrated career on stage.
She received an Olivier
Award for Best Supporting Actress for her most recent role as Paulina in Kenneth
celebrated West End production of "The Winter's Tale," and she has previously
Awards for "Macbeth" and "Juno and the Paycock" for the RSC; "Pack of Lies" at
Lyric; and "Anthony and Cleopatra," "Absolute Hell," and "A Little Night Music,"
all at The
National Theatre. Her performance in David Hare's "Amy's View," directed by
brought her a Critics Circle Award and an Olivier Award nomination when it
played in London at
The National and Aldwych, followed by a Tony Award for Best Actress when the
to Broadway. Her other theatre credits include: "The Royal Family," directed by
Peter Hall; "The
Breath of Life," directed by Howard Davies and co-starring Dame Maggie Smith;
"All's Well That
Ends Well," for the RSC; "Hay Fever," directed by Peter Hall; "The Merry Wives
for the RSC; "Madame de Sade," directed by Michael Grandage for The Donmar West
Hall's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Rose Theatre, Kingston;
Alice," directed by Michael Grandage in the West End; and "The Vote," directed
by Josie Rourke
for The Donmar in 2015, which was also broadcast live on UK General Election
night in a
landmark television event.
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