Dame Judi Dench is the portrait of style and grace. Her performance in the latest James Bond film “Skyfall” was incredible and this marks her seventh 007 film as “M” since 1995. Dame Judi Dench is called Dame because she is the female equivalent of knighthood. Upon receiving this honor, Judi Dench said, “It means you’ve got to behave very well.”
When a man is knighted, he is called “Sir” – such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney…..etc.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II invested Oscar-winning Judi Dench with the Insignia of a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace on October 26, 2005