She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Sam Wanamaker, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Angela Baddeley, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Tony Richardson 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 1985 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor in The Seagull.
Often chooses roles that are difficult or controversial, not roles that will bring her more money or a higher status.