(“M” –Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough) Dame Judi keeps busy between her appearances in the Bond films. At times she has played Esme Allen in “Amy`s View”, where she costars with Samantha Bond. Dame Judi has drawn rave reviews for her work.
Dame Judi also appeared in the film “Mrs. Brown” for which The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave her The Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture (January 18th, 1998). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress but lost to Helen Hunt.
Judi Dench then co-starred as Queen Elizabeth I in “Shakespeare in Love” along side Joseph Fiennes (Ralph`s younger brother) Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Furth, and Geoffrey Rush. The picture finds William Shakespeare writing a play that turns out to be “Romeo and Juliet” while a parallel love story develops in his own life. For her effort, Dame Judi received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeard in the Franco Zeferilli film “Tea With Mussolini” with Cher.