Finty Williams

Finty Williams

Date Of BirthSeptember 24, 1972
Age51 years 6 months 20 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthLondon, England
Zodiac SignLibra
Professions Actress , Voice actress
Nickname Finty
Full Name Tara Cressida Frances Williams

Personal Information
Residence London, England
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignLibra
EthnicitiesBritish , Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height165 CM
5 Feet 5 Inches
Eye colors Brown , Green
Hair color Brown
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Shoe Size5
Dress Size6
Figure Measurements 34-26-36
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Average
Bra Size 34C
Family Information
Father Michael Leonard Williams (Actor; 1935-2001; died of lung cancer)
Mother Dame Judith Olivia Dench (Actress, Author)
Son Sam Michael Williams (born on 6 June 1997)
Cousins Emma Dench (Roman historian ; Daughter of Jeffery Dench)
Clare Dench (Daughter of Jeffery Dench)
Sarah Dench (Teacher ; Daughter of Jeffery Dench)
Uncles Jeffery Dench (Maternal; 1928-2014;Actor)
Peter Dench (Paternal;)
Grandfather Reginald Arthur Dench (Paternal; physician; 1897-1964)
Grandmother Eleanora Olave Jones (Maternal)
Aunts Ann Curtis (Wife of Jeffery Dench)
Betty Martin (Wife of Jeffery Dench)
Relatives Rebekah Elmaloglou
Peter Elmaloglou
Sebastian Elmaloglou
Jacob Bowker
Dominic Elmaloglou
Great Grandfather George Dench (Maternal Paternal)
Great-grandmother Bessie Smith Dench (Maternal Paternal)
Godmother Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Actress)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Graduation in Drama (Central School of Speech and Drama)
Alma MaterCentral School of Speech and Drama
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Joseph Timms
Amit (2009)
Career Information
Years Active 1992-
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileFinty Williams Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileFinty Williams Instagram Profile
More Information
Net worth$1 Million


Finty Williams is a British actress. She is known for her roles- Janet in Gosford Park(2001), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest(2002),  Lady Macduff in Macbeth(2014), Princess Helena in Mrs. Brown(1997), Peggy Kendall in Born and Bred

Recently, she has voiced the character Scootio Wizzbang in the  British animated series "Ricky Zoom".

Childhood- Family

Tara Cressida Frances Williams was born on 24th September 1972 to Michael Williams(Father)- an actor & Judi Dench(Mother)- an Actress, Author.

Actor Jeffery Dench is her maternal uncle, He was primarily a theatre artist who had appeared in TV series & movies such as- First Knight (1995), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982), The Wars of the Roses (1965-1970) and others. He was married to Betty Martin (speech therapist) with whom he had a daughter named Emma Dench.

Her Maternal cousin Emma Dench is an English ancient historian. She is married to Jonathan Bowker (artist) & has a son named Jacob.

Gorgeous Finty Williams with Mom

[Gorgeous Finty Williams with Mom]

Mother- Judi Dench

Judith Olivia Dench was born on 9th December 1934 in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England to Eleanora Olive Jones and Reginald Arthur Dench (A doctor)

Judi Dench is an Oscar award-winning actress, known for her works such as- Skyfall (2012), Notes on a Scandal(2006), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and others. She has more than 175 nominations from her works 120+ works in the industry.

She was honored with the title of Dame in 1988. an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1970. She became a fellow of the British Film Institute (BFI) in June 2011

She is a quaker by her religion. Speaking of its influence on her life, she said  "I think it informs everything I do ... I couldn't be without it."

Finty gave her mother a tattoo as a gift for her 81st birthday, the tattoo etched on the inside of her wrist read "Carpe Diem" which is "Seize the Day" in Latin.

Finty made Judi a "Colin the caterpillar" cake for her 83rd birthday in 2017.

Finty Williams with her Mom Judi Dench

Image: Finty Williams with her Mom Judi Dench


Father- Michael Williams

Michael Leonard Williams was born on 9th July 1935 in Liverpool, England. Michael was a St Edward's College graduate who entered the theatre world after a job at insurance office.

Michael is known for his works such as Henry V (1989), Eagle in a Cage (1972), A Fine Romance (1981-1984), Conjugal Rites (1993-1994) among others. He has more than 50 works to his credit.

Michael married Judi Dench on 5th February 1971, they have starred together in John Webster's play  'The Duchess of Malfi'. They remained married until his death in 2001.

Michael had been the chairman of 'British Catholic Stage Guild' for many years, he was also the president of Roman Catholic Actors' Guild. He was nominated for the 'Top TV Comedy Actor' award at the 1995 British Comedy Awards.

Pope John Paul II appointed Michael as the Knight of St Gregory (KSG) for his contribution towards the Catholic life of Britain on 10th January 2001. Michael died the next day (11th January 2001) from lung cancer at the age of 65. 

Baby Finty Williams, Mom Judi Dench, dad Michael Williams

[Baby Finty Williams, Mom Judi Dench, dad Michael Williams]

Son- Sam Michael Williams

Finty Williams, son Sam Williams & Mom Judi Dench

[Finty Williams, son Sam Williams & Mom Judi Dench]

She had a baby boy born on 6th June 1997 at the age of 24, the boy is named Sam Michael Williams. She has raised her son as a single parent, the boy's father is unknown to the public.

Sam is a teaching assistant, Sam's TikTok videos with dame Judi Dench during the Corona Pandemic went viral on the internet. The Grandson and the grandmother were seen having fun through the internet (since pandemic didn't allow meeting in person)

Sam passionately supports anti-bullying campaigns. 

Sam and Finty sometimes appear together on Sam's TikTok videos

[Sam Williams and Finty Williams] (courtesy:

Sam has an uncanny resemblance to the British singer Ed Sheeran, and he sings In Love with the shape of you too.


  • Central School of Speech and Drama: Finty Williams graduate from Central School of Speech and Drama (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama) in 1994, a training institute for young actors, Finty's mom Judi Dench was alumni of the institution. Other prominent alumni are- Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Harold Pinter, Kit Harington.

Boyfriend- Dating

Finty Williams and Joe

Finty started dating Joe before 2017, the two were going strong in 2019. The current status of their dating is not known.

Finty Williams with boyfriend Joe

[Finty Williams with boyfriend Joe]

Finty Williams and Joe

[Finty Williams and Joe]

Facts & Trivia

  • The name's Finty: Finty's actual name is 'Tara Cressida Frances Williams'. Her parents fondly called her Finty at home, she later used that as her stage name when she entered theatre world.
  • Movies with her mother: She has appeared in numerous movies with her mother Judi Dench such as- 
    • The Torch(1992)
    • Mrs. Brown(1997)
    • Angelina Ballerina(2001)
    • Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On(2002)
    • Ladies in Lavender(2004)
    • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance(2005)
    • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail(2006)
    • Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket(2007)
    • Cranford(2007)
  • I've Got Your Number: She narrated the audiobook version of the Novel I've Got Your Number (2012) by Sophie Kinsella.
  • When Finty was pregnant with her son Sam Williams she did not tell her mother about the pregnancy until the last days of pregnancy.
  • Her parents were co-stars in the theater play 'The Duchess of Malfi', they got married in the same year.
  • She is the only child of her parents, her parents tried to adopt another baby but were unsuccessful.
  • She loves pets, she has dogs, cats, goldfish, ducks, moorhens, hamster at home.
  • Her favorite pubs: The Bell, The Castle, Rock & Rose
  • She likes to go to Richmond Park to walk or cycling.
  • Her twitter bio reads- "Diminutive actress with a big laugh"
  • Brexit: She supported Remain for Brexit
  • As Time Goes By (1992): Her picture appears in the opening credits of the movie
  • Godmother: Actress Barbara Leigh-Hunt (known for playing Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice(1995), Brenda Blaney in Frenzy (1972), Lady Bareacres in Vanity Fair(2004)), a close friend of Dame Judi Dench is the godmother of Finty.
  • Pets: She has a white cat named Ronnie. 
  • Photography: Finty likes capturing pictures of nature, animals, and birds. Especially her cat Ronnie

Like Mother like Daughter

Finty Williams looks a lot like young Judi Dench, Both Judi and Finty have talked about the resemblance. Finty posted an Instagram picture comparing her 45-year-old self to her mother's younger version. We have made a comparison pic, take a look

Finty Williams- Young Judi Dench

[Finty Williams- Young Judi Dench]

Judi Dench and Finty Williams often attend award functions together. Judi Dench revealed that she still gets starstruck at these events looking at other stars. "We’re always "oh, look at that!' 'over there!' We don't behave in grown-up ways at all," said Judi in an interview with People magazine.



Apart from her work in the movies/ TV series. Finty has done considerable work on the radio as well. She has voiced the character "La Charlotte" in the Doctor Who: Demon Quest - The Demon Of Paris


Finty has voiced various audiobooks, some notable ones are:


Year Book Name Author Comment
2020 Chain of Gold (The Last Hours Book One) Cassandra Clare  
2019 Hawkmaiden Spellmonger Cadet Series Vol I II Terry Mancour  
2019 Adèle Leila Slimani  
2019 The Perfect Nanny Leila Slimani  
2018 Tell Me You're Mine Elisabeth Norebäck co-narration: Gabrielle Glaister, Jane Collingwood
2017 The Girl Before JP Delaney co-narration: Emilia Fox, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
2011 I've Got Your Number Sophie Kinsella  
2011 Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret

Liz Kessler

2009 Winnie-the-Pooh A.A. Milne co-narration: Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Geoffrey Palmer, Jane Horrocks, Steven Webb, Robert Daws
2009 The House at Pooh Corner A.A. Milne co-narration: Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Steven Webb, Geoffrey Palmer, Jane Horrocks, Robert Daws, Sandi Toksvig
2009 Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Liz Kessler  
2009 Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep Liz Kessler Publisher: Listening Library
2007 Angelina on Stage (Angelina Ballerina) Katharine Holabird

Publisher: Puffin Books

Illustrator: Helen Craig

2006 The Tail of Emily Windsnap Liz Kessler  
2003 The Angelina Ballerina Story Collection Katharine Holabird Publisher: Penguin Children's Audiobooks



Year Movie Character Comment
  Schadenfreude Gossip Live Broadcaster  
2017 We Can Be Heroes Aunty Karen  
2015 The Vote Lola Parkes

TV Movie

Finty played the daughter of the character played by her real mother Judi Dench

2014 Macbeth Lady Macduff  
2013 Delicious Sully  
2012 Run for Your Wife    
2007 Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket Angelina Mouseling (voice) Direct to Video
2007 The Good Night Studio Assistant  
2006 Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail Angelina Mouseling (voice)  
2005 Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance Angelina Mouseling (voice) Direct to Video
2004 Ladies in Lavender Pretty Local Girl  
2002 Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On Mrs. Harriet Hodgepodge (voice) TV Movie
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Young Lady Bracknell  
2001 Gosford Park Janet  
1997 Mrs. Brown Princess Helena  
1993 The Secret Rapture Greta  
1993 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Rosa  


TV Series

Year TV Series Character Comment
2019-2020 Ricky Zoom Scootio Wizzbang (voice) 34 episodes
2015 Doc Martin Debbie Sparrock Episode: "Control-Alt-Delete"
2007-2009 Cranford Clara Smith

3 Episodes:

"June 1842", "August 1842", "Return to Cranford: Part Two - October 1844"

2001-2006 Angelina Ballerina Angelina Mouseling 17 episodes
2004 Born and Bred Peggy Kendall

3 Episodes:

"A Small Flourish", "Thick as Thieves", "A House Divided"

1999 Wives and Daughters Miss Danby Season 1 Episode 4
1996 Tales from the Crypt Lucy Episode: "About Face"
1992 The Torch Cal 6 Episodes


Short Movies

Year Short movie Character Comment
2009 Waiting in Rhyme Mrs. Adams  
2007 Expresso Elizabeth (Cream Tea)  



Year Documentary Character Comment
2017 AIR Theatre   directed by Kevin Mallory



Year Play Character Comment
2012 Volcano  

UK Tour

Writer: Noël Coward

Co-stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele

2011 Twelfth Night Maria

cast: Marton Csokas, Rebecca Hall, Simon Callow [3]

2012 Rose Maylie Oliver Twist

production: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

writer: Charles Dickens

  Party Piece   co-star: Richard Harris
  The Chiltern Hundreds    
  Silas Marner older Eppie Production: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
  Little Women Amy March Production: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
  Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage Isabel Lownd Production: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
1999 The Chiltern Hundreds  

Writer: William Douglas Home

Venue: Vaudeville Theatre in London, England

Cast: Edward Fox, Polly Adams, Malcolm Rennie, Moray Watson

Director: Ray Cooney

1997 The Collected Stories of Winnie the Pooh Roo  
1994 The Clandestine Marriage  

Venue: Queen's Theatre in London, England 

Writers: David Garrick,  George Coleman'

Co-stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Susan Engel, Deborah Findlay, Jonathan Cullen, Christopher Benjamin, Cyril Shaps



  • Just sometimes a hug can make everything better
  • I love LA. All the shops are playing songs about snow and being cold, and then you walk outside and everyone is in shorts.
  • Hope you do something today that makes you really happy
  • Let’s all be really kind to everyone we meet today.
  • We must not fight negativity with fear.


  1. Finty Williams Wiki
  2. Finty Williams- Theatre
  3. Finty Williams in Twelfth Night
  4. Finty Williams- Audio books

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