Dame Judi Dench becomes Patron of the National Council for Palliative Care
Dame Judi is internationally recognised and admired for her 60-year acting career. She has won numerous major awards, including an Academy Award, ten BAFTA awards and six Laurence Olivier awards, for work on both stage and screen. In recognition of her many achievements, she received an OBE in 1970, became a DBE in 1988, and in 2005 was awarded a Companion of Honour. She is probably best known for her role as “M” in seven James Bond films.
Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, said Dame Judi's involvement comes at an exciting time for NCPC. She said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Dame Judi Dench has agreed to be our patron. Having such as talented and popular person on board is a real honour for us, as we look to take forward exciting and ambitious plans for the future to help transform end of life care and change the nation’s approach to dying.”
Dame Judi Dench commented: “People who are dying should be able to count on excellent end of life care and support, which is why I am delighted to have become a Patron of the National Council for Palliative Care.”