Dame Judi Dench

Multi-award winning actress Judi Dench takes on the role of Princess Natalia Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express. When we meet Princess Dragomiroff, we are introduced to Russian royalty who seems to have a hard time coming on to the Calais coach, because it is somehow feels beneath her standards.

Since playing Ophelia in Hamlet at The Old Vic Theatre almost 60 years ago, Dame Judi Dench has garnered wide popular and critical admiration for a career marked by outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles. She has won numerous awards including an Academy Award®, ten BAFTA Awards and a record eight Laurence Olivier Awards for work on both stage and screen. In recognition of her many achievements, she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) in 1988, and in 2005 was awarded a Companion of Honour. She has also received the Japan Arts Association’s prestigious Praemium Imperiale Laureate Award for Film and Theatre.

Dench is recognized globally for her legendary role as M in seven James Bond films, from Goldeneye to Skyfall and is revered for her television work, most recently starring as Cecily, Duchess of York, in The Hollow Crown. Previous credits include The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, for which she received BAFTA and Golden Globe® Awards and an Emmy® nomination.

Talking about Agatha Christie, Dame Judi Dench said:

I particularly enjoyed The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, it's an engrossing book with an excellent twist.
Dame Judi Dench


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