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Dench, Judi 1934-

Overview
Works: 834 works in 2,574 publications in 9 languages and 101,097 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Love stories  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Commentator, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Speaker, Contributor, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Judi Dench
Shakespeare in love by John Madden ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990's, set in the 1590's, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare is the up and coming playwright of the time, but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block. What Will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful (and betrothed) Lady Viola. The path of true love doesn't run smooth for Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex at the command of Queen Elizabeth
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen ( Visual )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
62 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström ( Visual )
94 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North
Die another day by Neal Purvis ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on assignment in North Korea, Bond is captured by government agents, where he's imprisoned and tortured for over a year. When Bond is exchanged for another prisoner, not everyone is certain 007 is still capable of doing the job. After an unscrupulous entrepreneur is discovered to be in cohoots with the other prisoner, Bond is back on the case, and he finds the two men have sinister plans which could decide the fate of the world
Skyfall by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost
Quantum of solace by Marc Foster ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there solace in revenge? Reeling from the events of Casino Royale, 007 is determined to find out who was pulling the strings. Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," and all those roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. MI-6, upset by Bond's investigative methods, denounces him. So Bond must call in favors and partner up with the mysterious and feisty Camille, a woman with a mission of her own. Bond follows the trail that begins in Italy, with stops in Haiti, Austria, Panama, and finally to Bolivia, while "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him
The best exotic Marigold Hotel by Maggie Smith ( Visual )
20 editions published in 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways." -- Container
Philomena by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte in which a young governess falls in love with her master. Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) emerges from a troubled childhood to take on the position of governess at Thornfield Hall. Thornfield is owned by the passionate and impulsive Rochester (Michael Fassbender), who pays Jane unusual attention for someone below his station. The pair quickly fall in love and set their heart on marriage, but a dark secret from Rochester's past threatens to destroy their happiness. Directed by Cary Fukunaga and also starring Judi Dench as the housekeeper, Mrs Fairfax, this latest re-telling of Bronte's popular story makes use of modern cinematic techniques while remaining true to the novel's intent
Tomorrow never dies by Ian Fleming ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just as a media mogul unveils his new global news service, a British warship is attacked in Chinese territory. Agent James Bond teams with a beautiful Chinese spy to discover the truth before war breaks out
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?
Home on the range by Walt Disney ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sing-along is jam packed with some of kids all-time favorite songs like The Farmer in the Dell, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Oh, Susannah, and many more from the Home on the Range animated movie
Notes on a scandal by Judi Dench ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Covett (Dench) is a teacher who rules over her classroom with an iron fist, yet leads a desperate, solitary life outside it. That is, until she meets radiant new art teacher Sheba Hart (Blanchett). Although at first overjoyed with her newfound kindred spirit, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having an affair with a teenage student, her jealously and rage spiral out of control
Iris by Richard Eyre ( Visual )
58 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's
Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work
Nine by Rob Marshall ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--He has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories
Into the arms of strangers stories of the Kindertransport by Mark Jonathan Harris ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The documentary tells the story of a group of children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia who were fortunate enough to escape the unfathomable horror of the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people during WWII. They were saved by the Kindertransport, which took 10,000 children to the safety of England in the late 1930s. (The United States government, which could have sponsored a similar program, declined to do so.) Assuming that the broad historical context is well enough known, the film concentrates on individual stories, using archival film clips and photographs, re-enactments and interviews, with both the rescuers and the rescued
 
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Alternative Names
Dench, Judi
Dench, Judith Olivia.
Dench, Judith Olivia 1934-
Languages
English (650)
Spanish (27)
German (23)
French (15)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (1)
Russian (1)
Turkish (1)
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