She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Comedy of Errors," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Roger Rees, Michael Williams, and John Woodvine in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
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[Could she find love with anyone else?] It's not something that's ever happened. I've loved living in the same house, in the same grounds with my family. Sammy (grandson) was 4 when Michael died and he does look extraordinarily like him sometimes.
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.