Dame Judi Dench is an accomplished British actress of the stage and screen. She scored her first of seven Oscar nominations for 1997's Mrs. Brown, taking home the award in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love. She was later nominated for Chocolat, Iris, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal and Philomena. Dench has also been Emmy-nominated for her work on the miniseries Cranford. Beginning with 1995's GoldenEye, she portrayed M in the James Bond franchise until 2012's Skyfall. Her latest film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is a sequel to the 2011 sleeper hit.