She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Derek Francis, John Humphry, David Dodimead, Daniel Thorndike, David Waller, Margaret Courtenay, Barry Ingham (Barrie), Barbara ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Did You Know?
I had no film career until Mrs Brown
(1997), which Harvey Weinstein
oversaw. He gave a lunch for me at the time and I told him I had his name tattooed on my bum. I hadn't, I had my make-up lady design something that I showed him. He's never forgotten it.
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Honours List and awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1988 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to drama.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.