Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA
Presented by Canon Keith Madeley MBE, Chairman Yorkshire Society.
Judi Dench, born in York in 1934, is recognised and admired around the world for a 60 year career of outstanding performances in classical and contemporary roles. She has won numerous major awards – including an Academy Award, ten BAFTA Awards and a record six Laurence Olivier Awards – for work on both stage and screen, and 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. In 2011 she also received the Japan Arts Association’s prestigious Praemium Imperiale Laureate Award for Film and Theatre.