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Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, FRSA

Undoubtedly best known as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, Yorkshire born Dench briefly played Pru Forrest in the BBC’s The Archers. She’s an advocate for “more progressive drug policies” and only took the role of Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride & Prejudice after director Joe Wright wrote to her and said: “I love it when you play a bitch. Please come and be a bitch for me.” There’s barely a role she hasn’t conquered.


The Roll Call - SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

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Aloof yet versatile actress Dame Dorothy Tutin DBE (1930 – 2001) – Versatile and brilliant actress – A resident of a Chelsea houseboat named ‘Undine’ from 1953, Dame Dorothy Tutin was “one of UK’s most versatile actresses.”

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Dame Dorothy Tutin DBE (1930 – 2001)

Wacky, gay actor and Catweazle star Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017) – Leeds born actor Geoffrey Bayldon was best known for playing Catweazle in the 1970s series of same name. He turned down playing Dr Who twice

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Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017)

Miriam Margolyes OBE – Actress and humanitarian advocate

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Miriam Margolyes OBE

Jan Harvey – Actress and star of Howards’ Way

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Jan Harvey

Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

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Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

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Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

British actress and singer Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

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Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

Tom Read Wilson

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Tom Read Wilson

Ellen Perry - Film director, producer and writer - Will, The Fall of Fujimori

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Ellen Perry

Sam Hoare

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Sam Hoare

Todd Traina

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Todd Traina

Winchester and Oxford educated actor Alex Wyndham

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Alex Wyndham

Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

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Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

Brendan Jay Sullivan (AKA “DJVh1”)

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Brendan Jay Sullivan

Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

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Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

Emily Mortimer

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Emily Mortimer

Ava Gardner

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Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990)

Sofia Coppola

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Sofia Coppola

Charlie Siem

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Charlie Siem

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington

Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson

James Bay

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James Bay

Aidan Turner

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Aidan Turner

Robin Wright

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Robin Wright (formerly “Robin Gayle Wright” and “Robin Wright Penn”)

Emily VanCamp

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Emily VanCamp

Siân Phillips

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Siân Phillips CBE

Zack Peck

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Zack Peck (also known as Zackary Peck)

Paula Wilcox

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Paula Wilcox

Jack Peñate

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Jack Peñate

Ronnie Spector

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Ronnie Spector

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Angela Lansbury

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Theo James (born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis)

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Eli Wallach (1915 – 2014)

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Robert F. Kennedy III (AKA “Bobby Kennedy III”)

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Gérard Depardieu

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Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA (1923 – 2014)

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Henry Cavill

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Josh Bowman

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Matt Bomer

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Felicity Kendal CBE

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The Singing Lady

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The Hon. Nigella Lawson

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Lord Britten, OM, CH (better known as Benjamin Britten; 1913 – 1976)

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Anton Lesser

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Peter Czernin

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Susan Bennett (AKA Siri and Tillie The All Time Teller)

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Jake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards)

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Anna Chancellor

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Jamie Campbell Bower

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Michael Cassidy

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Wentworth Miller III

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Flora Ogilvy

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Cory Monteith (1982 – 2013)

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Alan Whicker CBE (1925 – 2013)

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Stuart Brayson

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Mike Rosenberg (AKA Passenger)

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Emmanuelle Seigner

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Winona Ryder (born Winona Horowitz)

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Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins, also known as Sherene Davis)

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Libby Purves OBE

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Penelope Wilton OBE

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Richard Griffiths OBE (1947 – 2013)

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Ben Howard

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Rachel Khoo

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Josh Henderson

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Michelle Dockery

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Petula Clark CBE

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Morena Baccarin

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Anne Robinson

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Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, FRSA

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Gaspard Ulliel

Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf

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Eddie Redmayne

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Derek Paravicini

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Antony Costa

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Laura Carmichael

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Adele Adkins

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Beverley Craven

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Hugh Bonneville

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Delia Smith CBE

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Pam Ayres MBE

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John Reith, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Reith KT GVCO GBE CB TD PC (1889 –1971)

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Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren)

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Taylor Swift

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Benjamin McKenzie (born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan)

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Helen Worth (born Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth and also known as "Gail Platt")

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William Roache MBE (better known as Ken Barlow)

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Uggie

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Damian Lewis

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Lyndon Ogbourne

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Daniel "Dan" O'Connor


  1. I couldn’t disagree more.
    She just plays herself in Every-Single-Film , the only difference is the frock and the script.
    Everything is the same.
    From the hairstyle, to the posture and mannerisms, to the way she speaks. sitcom A Fine Romance.
    Nothing has changed since the 1970’s sitcom “A Fine Romance”
    Ditto Maggie Smith in that respect.
    Show me a British actress who can match Meryl Streep in talent and versatility.
    Apart from our Rochdale-born Andrea Risborough, there is none.

  2. Glenda Jackson forgotten treasure of the Screen and Stage. As an actress Glenda Jackson won two Academy Awards (Oscars) for “Woman in Love” (1969) and “Touch of Class” (1973) including stunning performances in movies such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and Triple Echo with Oliver Reed. Glenda in her prime and peak would have given Meryl Streep a run for her money.

  3. Elizabeth Taylor’s portrayal of Martha in the Mike Nicols Film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966) was the most powerful performance by a British born actress ever. The film was nominated in every category at the Academy Awards. The days of the real movie stars.

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