Birth Name: Judith Olivia Dench
Place of Birth: Heworth, York, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 9 December, 1934
Ethnicity: English, Northern Irish
Judi Dench is a British actress and author. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Judi is the daughter of Eleanora Olive/Olave (Jones) and Reginald Arthur Dench. Her father was English. Her mother was from a Protestant family from Dublin, Ireland, where Judi’s parents met.
Judi was married to actor Michael Williams, until his death. They have a daughter, actress Finty Williams.
Judi’s paternal grandfather was George William Dench (the son of George Joseph Dench and Emily Matilda Fooks). Judi’s grandfather George was born in Dorset. Judi’s great-grandfather George was the son of William Bartlett Dench and Elizabeth Stone. Emily was the daughter of John Fooks and Sarah Slyfield.
Judi’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Bessie” Oak Smith (the daughter of Thomas Smith and Susannah/Susan Jane Bussey). Elizabeth was born in Dorset. Thomas was the son of James Smith and Eliza. Susannah was the daughter of Thomas Bussey and Ann Dyer.
Judi’s maternal grandparents were Henry Jebb Jones (the son of Henry Jebb Jones and Margaret Wilson) and Jane Simons. Judi’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of John Jones. Margaret was the daughter of John Wilson.
Source: Genealogy of Judi Dench – https://www.geni.com
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