Played "Mistress Quickly" in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Merry Wives", a new musical version of William Shakespeare
's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" - Swan Theatre, Stratford (December 2006 - February 2007).
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass, too staid. I don't want to be thought of as recognisable - I always want to do the most different thing I can think of next. I don't want to be known for one thing, or as having done huge amounts of Shakespeare and the classics. I hate speaking as myself. I could never do a one-woman show. But I love being part of a ...
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in A Little Night Music at the Royal National Theatre Olivier Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.