She acted in Bertlolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Zoe Wanamaker, Miles Anderson, and Paul Greenwood in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[on ageing.] I don't like it at all. Suddenly I get up out of a chair and can't rush across the room. But there's nothing I can do about that, alas. My energy levels are OK, but I can't see very well. People have to come up and wave at me. If a restaurant is too dark I can end up talking to the backs of chairs.
She was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actress for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.