(January 1991-July 1991; September 1991-January 1992) She acted in the Royal National Theatre season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Tony Harrison's play, "The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[Does she miss Michael Williams
?] You bet. I don't expect you ever get over that. Time changes something, I suppose, but you miss the basic things. Michael was a realist, down to earth, a Lancashire man. I'm a Yorkshire woman and so that was pretty volatile, I suppose. He was Cancerian, I'm Sagittarian. He would say: 'I'm always rushing for the dark, you're always rushing for the light. If we ...
Has twice been nominated for an Oscar in the same year that another actress was nominated for playing the same role. She received Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
(1998), while Cate Blanchett
was nominated for Elizabeth
(1998). She was later nominated for Best Actress in Iris
(2001), for which Kate Winslet
was also nominated for the title role.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.