She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, Bob Peck, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I don't like reading scripts very much. I like it better for someone to just explain to me what it is about this story.
When she started training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she admits she wasn't taking it as seriously as she ought to have done. She was caught out during an improvisation scene at which point she realised that that was what it was all about and studied harder than she had ever done in her life.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.