Judi Dench is an English actress. She started her acting career in the 1950s, initially performing on stage. In the 1980s, she gained recognition for starring in the British series A Fine Romance. She also starred in the 1986 film A Room with a View. The following decade, she established her fame with her role in the British sitcom As Time Goes By. In 1995, she became further known for her role as M in the James Bond film GoldenEye. She reprised her role in other James Bond films and continued to do so until Spectre in 2015. In 1998, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. She has also earned nominations for her works in Mrs Brown, Chocolat, Iris, Mrs Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal, and Philomena.