She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Comedy of Errors," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Mike Gwilym, MIchael Williams, Nickolas Grace, Pippa Guard, Richard Griffiths, John Woodvine and Griffith Jones in the cast. Trevor Nunn was...
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Dame Judi Dench
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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 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Absolute Hell at the Royal National Theatre Lyttleton Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.