Judi Dench's Husband Wiki: Everything To Know About Michael Williams
Judi Dench's husband Michael Williams was an English Actor, who played both classical and comedy roles. Here is everything that you need to know about him.
May 19, 2018
Know Michael Williams, the late husband of Judi Dench
Michael Leonard Williams, KSG was born in 1935. He was an English actor equally adept in both classical and comic roles. Michael Williams was the husband of actress Dame Judi Dench. He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Michael attended the St. Edward's College and later worked as an insurance assessor before he got into theater. He gave his debut with a film in 1962 and also appeared on television frequently on 'Elizabeth R' and in British films including, 'Educating Rita' in 1983 and 'Henry V' in 1989. Michael appeared in the documentary, 'Benefit of Doubt' in 1967 which was based on the play 'US' by Peter Brook. Michael Williams also appeared in many radio roles including crime reporter, George Cragge in 'In the Red' and its sequels and also in 'Dr. Watson' in the complete run of Sherlock Holmes adaptations. Williams had rendered his voice for the Woodland Animations BBC Television series 'Charlie Chalk'. Michael Williams was married to actress Judi Dench in the year 1971. They co-starred together in a stage production, 'The Duchess of Malfi' the same year. The couple had one daughter, Tara Cressida Williams born in 1972. Tara Williams was also known as Finty Williams who is also an actress. Actress Finty Williams is a single mother to her son, Sam Williams. Michael Williams and Judi Dench appeared in the British comedy series 'A Fine Romance' which was aired from 1981 to 1984. Real life husband and wife, Michael and Judi acted as on-screen husband and wife too in the 'A Fine Romance'. Michael Williams chaired the British Catholic Stage Guild for several years before his illness took the better of him. He was the President of the Roman Catholic Actors' Guild. He was very enthusiastic about the project to build the Blackfriars Playhouse in Virginia, USA during his tenure as the President. There is a plaque commemorating his contributions hanging at the playhouse today. Michale Williams died of lung cancer at the age of 65. Shortly before his death, he was appointed a Knight of St Gregory KSG by Pope John Paul II for his contributions to Catholic life in Britain. That is a very high honor to receive and the initials KSG became attached to him since then. The honor was bestowed upon him just a day before his death.
Net worth of Michael Williams
The net worth of Judi Dench is estimated to be around $350 million while the net worth of Michael Williams is currently under review.
A brief about Judi Dench
Dame Judith Olivia commonly known as Judi Dench was born in 1934 in York, England. She is a multi-talented English actress. Dench has been in the acting industry since the age of 23. Judi Dench is also a singer and author although she sings occasionally. Dench made her stage debut in 'Hamlet'. She also performed in musical roles, including the London premiere of 'Cabaret' in 1968. Dench started her career from stage. Her inborn talent helped her adapt easily and these qualities helped her to gain high success in her career throughout her lifetime. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Dench had also performed in many Shakespeare's plays such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. She then entered the film industry and soon won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. She mostly performed in theater during her acting career. Judi Dench became a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961 and continued working for it for 30 years. She did every leading female role there. Her performance in the musical 'Cabaret' was critically acclaimed and her good voice was appreciated. She appeared in the movie, 'Tea with Mussolini' in 1999 along with her husband, Michael Williams. 'Tea with Mussolini' was about an orphaned Italian boy who is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War. The drama/biography Victoria & Abdul was released last year starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. The film, 'Victoria & Abdul' was about the relationship between the queen and her Muslim servant, Abdul. The film was critically acclaimed. She was nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018 for Outstanding Performance by a Female actor in a Lead Role. Her role as Queen Elizabeth got her an Oscar Award. She was also offered a role in the series of Harry Potter but she rejected due to date issues. She was at that time acting in James Bond series and she got many awards for her performance. She has won an Oscar Award, Tony Award, six Olivier Awards, 6 Film BAFTA Awards and also four TV BAFTA Awards. She has also won two Golden Globes, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards and 10 Critic Awards. Judi Dench had dated many men during her younger years and eventually married actor Michael Williams. After the death of her husband, Dench revealed that she does not expect to ever find love again but eventually she got into a relationship with conservationist David Mills.