Person    | Female  Born 9/12/1934 

Dame Judi Dench, CH

Actor. Born Judith Olivia Dench in Heworth, York. Made her stage debut with the Old Vic company in 1957. Over the decades, she has performed with the Royal Shakespeare and the National Theatre companies.
Although she hadn't appeared in a singing role before, she was cast as Sally Bowles in the 1968 London production of 'Cabaret'. On television she was in the sitcom 'A Fine Romance' with her husband Michael Williams. Later in life, she has had great success in the cinema, particularly being cast as 'M' in the James Bond series. Although nominated for many Academy awards (mainly in leading roles), she eventually won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in 'Shakespeare in Love', which at about eight minutes long, is one of the shortest Oscar winning roles.
She has been afflicted with the eye condition 'macular degeneration', which requires scripts having to be read to her.
She was appointed OBE in 1970, DBE in 1988 and a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in 2005. 

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Laurence Olivier statue

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Shepperton and Pinewood Studios

Shepperton and Pinewood Studios

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Ivor Novello

Ivor Novello

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Dame Joan Plowright, CBE

Dame Joan Plowright, CBE

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Jessie Matthews, OBE

Jessie Matthews, OBE

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Patrick Macnee

Patrick Macnee

Actor. Born Daniel Patrick Macnee in Paddington. He served in the Royal Navy in WW2 and started his acting career in Canada. He performed in many supporting roles before being cast as John Steed in...

Person, Armed Forces, Cinema, TV & Radio, Canada, USA

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