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100 BAFTA Moments - Dame Judi Dench wins the Leading Actress Award in 1998

28 January 2015

11 days to go - Hugh Grant present Dench with the award

In 1998, Dame Judi Dench received the Leading Actress for her performance in Mrs Brown (1997). The other nominees included Helena Bonham Carter, Kathy Burke and Kim Basinger. 

In her career, Dench has received 14 BAFTA nominations for her film work, the most by any actor. This is third time Dench has appeared in the countdown; once for her shocked reaction to Skyfall winning, and another for her award in 1989.

Mrs Brown was an Ecosse Films production for BBC Films. This year, BBC Films will receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Film award, find out more.  

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