She appeared among the servants and attendants in William Shakespeare's "King Lear" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Rogers, Coral Browne, Margaret Courtenay, Michael Culver, Jack Gwillim, Derek Francis, Derek Godfrey, John Humphry, Edward Hardwicke, Paul Daneman, Barrie Ingham, Barbara Jefford, and Barbara ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[in 1994, when asked why A Room with a View
(1985) was such a success] I've never seen it, so I don't know. Florence was lovely, of course, and it's a wonderful love story. I did enjoy doing the part, because Maggie Smith
and I were old friends from 1958. We both arrived in Florence on the same day and neither of us had any family with us, so we would spend all day together filming and then go ...
She was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress of 1981 for A Kind Of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.