PHILOMENA by Stephen Frears
For her portrayal of Philomena Lee, an Irish mother searching for the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier.
Golden Globes: 10 nominations, 2 wins
2000 Best Actress TV mini-series THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS
1997 Best Actress drama MRS. BROWN
2013 Best Actress comedy THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
2006 Best Actress comedy MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
2007 Best Actress drama NOTES ON A SCANDAL
2002 Best Actress drama IRIS
2001 Best Supporting Actress CHOCOLAT
1999 Best Supporting Actress SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
2011 Best Actress TV Mini-series RETURN TO CRANFORD
2009 Best Actress TV Mini-series CRANFORD
Dame Judi Dench is a distinguished British actress on stage and television who arrived to movies later in life. She played Queen Elizabeth I in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998), writer Iris Murdoch in IRIS (2001), she acted in CHOCOLAT (2000) by Lasse Hallstrom, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005) by Joe Wright, NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2012). In GOLDENEYE (1995), TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997), THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999), DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002), she was cast as M, opposite Pierce Brosnan's James Bond, and opposite Daniel Craig's in CASINO ROYALE (2006), QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) and SKYFALL (2012).