Dame Judi Dench has a vast number of TV and film credits, including a number of award-winning performances.
Judi Dench won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare In Love and an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown.
In 2007, Judi Dench's performance as Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal was highly acclaimed.
Her TV roles include playing opposite her real life husband, the late Michael Williams, in the 1980s sitcom A Fine Romance.
In winter 2007, Dame Judi Dench played Miss Matty Jenkyns in the BBC's dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford.
In 2010 Judi Dench reprised her role as Titania in a Peter Hall version of A Midsummer Night's Dream - the last time had been on film in 1969.