She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "All's Well That Ends Well," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Edith Evans, Edward De Souza, Zoe Caldwell, Robert Hardy, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.
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[accepting her Oscar for Julia
(1977)] My dear colleagues, I thank you very, very much for this tribute to my work. I think that Jane Fonda
and I have done the best work of our lives, and I salute you and I pay tribute to you, and I think you should be very proud that in the last few weeks you have stood firm and you have refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist ...
She was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1967 for her services to drama.
Often chooses roles that are difficult or controversial, not roles that will bring her more money or a higher status.