She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Douglas Campbell, Alec McCowen, Gwen Watford, Robert Harris, John Stride, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Stephen Moore, Gerald James, and Tom Courtenay (Puck) in the cast. Michael Langham was director. Thea Musgrave was ...
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Dame Judi Dench
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The passion doesn't lessen over time but you get more anxious. You always worry about getting employed. But I love what I do ... You're only as good as the last thing you did. But that anxiety feeds what you're doing. It gives you energy. It's very much part of me. You know that right behind you, stretching back as far as you can see, are other people wanting to play the same part and probably ...
Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an eight-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 six-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.