Dame Judi Dench, a fixture at awards ceremonies whose long list of honors includes seven Academy Award nominations (with one win, for “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999) and 11 Golden Globe nominations (with two wins, for “Mrs. Brown” in 1998 and “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells” in 2001), is at it again.
People magazine reports that the 81-year-old British-born actress just broke her own record by winning her eighth Olivier Award. The awards, named after actor Laurence Olivier, recognize excellence in professional theater in London, and Dench was already the most decorated actor in Olivier history with seven trophies going into Sunday’s ceremony.
On Sunday she received No. 8 when she was recognized for her role as Paulina in “The Winter’s Tale.”