She acted in Molnar's play, "The Wolf," at the New London Theatre in London, England with Edward Woodward and Leo McKern in the cast.
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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 ...
When Royal Shakespeare Company Director Peter Hall
asked Judi Dench to play the title role in a staged, and then later televised, production of Cleopatra, Dench refused, saying that her Cleopatra would be a "menopausal dwarf." Director Hall was later successful in coaxing Dench into the role, of which she won rave reviews from both theatre critics and TV audiences.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.