From: "Judi Dench Biography" on "Tiscali.film & TV" website (http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/judi_dench_biog/2; viewed 3 July 2005):
From 1947 to 1953, she'd be a boarder at York's Mount School (she was in the same year as novelist AS Byatt, author of Possession). Here, Dench really took to the Quaker faith (she still attends meetings, and claims it's the only time she's 'still')... In truth, she wasn't sure what she wanted to be and hadn't really enjoyed stage work at Mount School, even when starring as Ariel in The Tempest (she'd made her debut as a snail in a play put on at her Quaker junior school).
From: "Religious Affiliations of Celebrities" page in "Celebrity Religion" section of "Religion Facts" website (http://www.religionfacts.com/celebrities/religions_of_celebrities.htm; viewed 20 April 2007):
Below is an index of the religious affiliations or belief systems of celebrities (both living and dead; in film, television, music, literature, academics and politics), listed in alphabetical order by last name...
Celebrity: Dame Judi Dench
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This Oscar-winning English actress became a member of the Society of Friends after attending a Quaker school. "Quaker Meetings are entirely to do with everybody else...passing things round...communing with other people. Theatre is live communication with other people. You've got to think that every night there is a whole group out there and they need to be told a story." - Quakernet.org [link to: http://www.quakernet.org/MonthlyMeetings/PennValley/quakeroscars.html]