Magazine article Screen International

Judi Dench to Receive Outstanding Achievement Honour at 2019 Screen Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Judi Dench to Receive Outstanding Achievement Honour at 2019 Screen Awards

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From her supporting role in the 007 franchise to titles such as ‘Philomena’, Dench’s films have made $6bn at the worldwide box office.

Dame Judi Dench is to be honoured with Screen International’s Outstanding Contribution to UK Film award.

The award recognises the achievements of an individual or company whose contributions to UK film have had a significant impact on the reputation of the industry, both locally and internationally.

It will be presented to the Oscar and Bafta award-winning actress at the Screen Awards on November 28 at The Ballroom, Southbank.

The award is sponsored by Screen Scotland.

Now in their 10th year, the Screen Awards recognise excellence in UK film distribution, exhibition, marketing and publicity. (For more information on the awards, including how to book a table, visit the Screen Awards website.)

With more than 60 years as an actress on stage and screen, Dench rose to international fame after playing M in 1995’s GoldenEye, continuing to be a part of the James Bond series for the next 20 years.

The seven-time Oscar nominee won the Academy Award and Bafta for best supporting actress in 1999 for Shakespeare In Love, having won the Bafta for best leading actress the previous year for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown.

Since 1995, films in which Dench has played the lead or co-lead, such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Philomena and Notes On A Scandal, have generated £86m at the UK box office.

Add her supporting roles, in the 007 franchise among others, and that rockets to £500m in the UK alone. …

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