• Dame Judi Dench

      Judi Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she played in several of William Shakespeare’s plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer; however, most of her work during this period was in theatre. Not generally known as a singer, she drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968. During the next two decades, she established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In television, she achieved success during this period, in the series A Fine Romance from 1981 until 1984 and in 1992 began a continuing role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By. Her film appearances were infrequent until she was cast as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she has played in each James Bond film since. She received several notable film awards for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown (1997), and has since been acclaimed for her work in such films as Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006), and the television production The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2001). Regarded by critics as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, and frequently named as the leading British actress in polls, Dench has received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include ten BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.
    • Satinder Hunjan QC

        The Child Brain Injury Trust is delighted to announce that Satinder Hunjan QC from Kings Chambers has become a Patron of the charity. Here is a little more information on Satinder’s professional career. Satinder is a Queen’s Counsel who also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and a Recorder. He is Head of Clinical Negligence and Head of the International Group at Kings Chambers, which is a leading, as well as the largest, set of barristers chambers in the United Kingdom. He is recognised as being one of the leading Queen’s Counsel in the United Kingdom. He has very extensive and long experience of working on behalf of children who have suffered severe brain injury; he is involved in some of the most serious and high value (multi-million pound) cases involving children that are dealt with around the world. The work he undertakes is challenging yet rewarding; there is nothing more important than rebuilding a child’s devastated life following a severe brain injury. Outside work, he loves sport, art, travelling, exploring and experiencing diverse world cultures. With his passion for ensuring that children whose lives are devastated by brain injury receive the access to justice that they deserve, we welcome Satinder to the charity and are looking forward to the exciting events that we have planned together.