She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Derek Francis, John Humphry, David Dodimead, Daniel Thorndike, David Waller, Margaret Courtenay, Barry Ingham (Barrie), Barbara ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Once, a long time ago, I read some bad reviews and I made the decision not to read the reviews. You get some critics who don't like you, or the play. But they don't have to do it every night. I don't want to be affected like that. I loved doing "Madame de Sade. A friend told me not to apologise for myself or the play, and I won't. Then I cast it all off and go and put my feet up under the chimney...
She was awarded the 1982 London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance in A Kind of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.