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Who was Judi Dench Husband? Her Age and Net Worth 2023; Daughter & Movies

Who was Judi Dench Husband? Her Age and Net Worth 2023; Daughter & Movies

Facts of Judi Dench

Full Name:Judi Dench
Birth Date:December 9, 1934
Age:89 years
Country:United Kingdom
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)
HusbandMichael Williams
DatingDavid Mills
Break UpLeonard Rossiter
Net Worth$45 Million
Salary$4.5 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Body Size38-32-38 inches
Birth PlaceHeworth, York
GrandparentsGeorge William Dench and Bessie Oak Smith while Henry Jebb Jones and Jane Simons
NieceEmma Dench
CousinRebekah Elmaloglou and Sebastian Elmaloglou
EthnicityEnglish, Irish Protestant
EducationMount School , Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
FatherReginald Arthur Dench
MotherEleanora Olive Jones
SiblingsPeter Dench and Jeffery Dench.
KidsFinty Williams
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A British actress, Judi Dench rose to stardom after her appearance as M in Golden Eye. Her role in the movie, Skyfall made her win the nomination for Actress Defying Age and Ageism at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards. Also, her appearance in the Play Amy’s View made her receive the 1999 Tony Award in the criteria of Best Actress in a Play. Judi played the role of Armande Voizin in the movie, Chocolat.

Early Life of Judi Dench

Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench on December 9, 1934. She is a native of Heworth, York, United Kingdom. She is 88 years old as of 2023. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and cuts her birthday cake in the presence of their close ones on the 9th of December. She was born as the daughter of Reginald Arthur Dench (father) and Eleanora Olive Jones (mother).

Her father was a doctor while her mother was a wardrobe mistress. She lost both of her parents in 1965 and 1983. She had two elder brothers named Peter Dench and Jeffery Dench. Jeffery was an actor who died in 2014.

Judi's childhood picture
Caption: Judi’s childhood picture (Source: Instagram)

Her paternal grandparents were George William Dench and Bessie Oak Smith while Henry Jebb Jones and Jane Simons are her maternal grandparents. Her cousins are Rebekah Elmaloglou and Sebastian Elmaloglou. Both of them are actors. Her niece, Emma Dench is a historian of ancient Rome.

Judi is a British citizen and is of English, Irish Protestant ethnicity. Judi follows the Christianity religion. Dench studied at the Mount School and then joined the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her Relationship With David Mills

She is dating, David Mills a conservationist. In 2010, she met David at the British Wildlife Centre. They started chatting when he went to the office and after some time they started dating. July is 10 years older than David and are living as a married couple even though they aren’t married.

Judi with her partner
Caption: Judi with her partner (Source: Hello magazine)

Judi Dench Lost Her Husband

Her first husband was Michael Williams, a British actor. They met in a theatre production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi in 1971. After some years of dating, William proposed to her with the sea and sand in the sun but she rejected it because she wanted to accept his proposal in pleasant weather. So, she told Williams to ask her again when they were at Battersea and she accepted that time because it was raining.

 Judi with her ex-partner
Caption: Judi with her ex-partner (Source: The Times)

They exchanged the wedding knot at St Mary’s Catholic Church on February 5, 1971. Their marriage was inter-religion as Judi is a Quaker while William was a Catholic. She became a widow when Willaim died of lung cancer in 2001. She also dated an English actor, Leonard Rossiter.

Judi Dench Shared a Daughter

She gave birth to her only daughter, Finty William with her late husband, William. Finty is a British actress born on September 24, 1972. Judi became the grandmother of Finty’s son, Sam Williams.

Judi with her daughter
Caption: Judi with her daughter (Source: The Times)

Judi Dench’s Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2023, Judi has a net worth of $45 million which she earned through her professional career. She has a salary of $4.5 million per year while $915k is her endorsement salary. Judi is endorsed by Film4 TV Channel, Vodafone, and Sony PlayStation’s Goldeneye Reloaded computer game.

Judi with her car
Caption: Judi with her car (Source: The Times)

Judi earned $6,118,881 from the movie, Tulip Fever, and from Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, she earned $4,971,591. She also earned $3,787,879 from Italian Shoes and Run for Your Wife she gained $2,840,909. She owns a car named, Jaguar XK6 which worth is $80k.

Judi Dench slams the series, The Crown

She slammed the series, The Crown with a title of hurtful, cruel, and crude. Judi also shared that the series viewers will think that all the story and scenes of the series as real but in general it is all fiction. Those who do not have knowledge of British Royal life, assume it as true.

Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave were Classmates

She studied fashion design in her beginning years and stepped into the acting industry by attending the Central School of Speech and Drama. There, she met Vanessa Redgrave and became each other close friends. They have also shared the big screen in the movie, Wetherby.

Acting Career of Judi Dench

  • Judi started her acting career as Ophelia in the play, Hamlet in 1957.
  • She became a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in The Cherry Orchard in 1961.
  • In 1962, she appeared as Isabella in Shakespeare’s, Measure for Measure.
  • Judi made her movie debut by playing in the movie, The Third Secret in 1964.
Judi posing on the frame
Caption: Judi posing on the frame (Source: The Times)
  • In 1965, she played in the movie, A Study in Terror.
  • She played in the James Bond movie, Licence to Kill as M in 1989.
  • Judi played the role of Queen Victoria in John Madden‘s teleplay Mrs Brown in 1997.
  • As a philanthropist, she is associated with Drama Studio London and wildlife conservation NGO Fauna and Flora International. She is also serving as the President of The Little Foundation.

Movies & TV Shows

She appeared in several hit films A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Room with a View, Golden Eye, Shakespeare in Love, Die Another Day, Pride and Prejudice, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Murder on the Oriental Express, and Nothing Like a Dame.

Her hit tv shows are  Hilda Lessways, ITV Play of the Week, Armchair Theatre, An Age of Kings, The Cherry Orchard, Theatre 625: Parade’s End, and Theatre 625: Talking to a Stranger.

Songs & Albums

She released songs like Pericles, Cabaret, The Good Companions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nine, and Spaceship Earth. Her hit albums are Michael Williams, Belfast, This Old Man, His Master’s Voice, Cabaret, Baby Sardine / Yellow Submarine, Old Deuteronomy, and Palo Santo.


As an author, she wrote books like As Time Goes By, And Scenes From My Life, Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent, The Fairy Tale Collection, Behind the Scenes, and many more.

Awards & Honors

  • In 1998, she won an Academy Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress for a movie, Shakespeare in Love.
  • She won AACTA Awards as Best Supporting Actress for International Belfast in 2021.
  • Judi was honored with the Evening Standard Theatre Awards by Patricia Rothermere Award for Outstanding Services to the Theatre in 1997.
  • She received honorary awards from British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Fellowship in 2001.

FAQs of Judi Dench

How tall is Judi Dench?

Judi has a tall height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 55kg.38-32-38 inches is her body measurement. Dench has beautiful pair of blue eyes and her hair is grey in color Her shoe size is 7(US) and her dress size is 4(UK).

What happened to Judi Dench’s eyes?

She revealed that she is suffering from a degenerative eye condition which makes her difficult to read scripts and see on set. Judi announced her condition on August 1, 2023.

Why did Judi Dench leave James Bond?

Dench left James Bond because she couldn’t read the script after suffering from a degenerative eye condition. This is the reason she won’t appear in the James Bond.

Does Judi Dench have tattoos?

Yes, she has a tattoo. She carved her first tattoo on her 81st birthday which says Carpe diem on her wrist.

Is Judi Dench a dame?

Yes, Judi is a dame. She received the title Dame when she became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1988.