She acted in Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops to Conquer," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peggy Mount and Tommy Steele in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
Her father, Reginald Arthur Dench, was from Hampshire, England, and her mother, Eleanora Olive (Jones), was from Dublin, Ireland.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.