She acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Neville, Coral Browne, Tom Courtenay, Barbara Jefford, Derek Godfrey, Joyce Redman, Frankie Howerd, Harry Andrews, John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Paul Daneman, Paul Rogers, Robert Helpmann, Keith Michell, and Moira Shearer in the cast. ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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When you go abroad people always talk with such love about British theatre, but the irony is it's not appreciated by the Government as it should be. The state of the arts has always been, and will always be, precarious. But there is something so alarming about the huge cuts made to companies, particularly when you read of the astronomical amounts some people are earning.
Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an six-minute performance in only four scenes as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love
(1998). It is the second shortest performance ever to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the only shorter one being Beatrice Straight
's five-minute performance in Network
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.