She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Godfrey, Joyce Redman, Coral Browne, and Frankie Howerd in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[Celebrity culture has led to a "quick fix" mentality on the part of younger actors.] They think a big part will change their life, without any back-up. Young actors go into a run and don't do all the performances. That would have been unheard of at one time. I know I can sustain a run because of my training.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film The Chronicles of Riddick
(2004), she failed to receive a nomination however.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.