She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Stride, Alec McCowen, Peggy Mount, and Rosalind Atkinson in the cast. Franco Zeffirelli was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[Could she find love with anyone else?] It's not something that's ever happened. I've loved living in the same house, in the same grounds with my family. Sammy (grandson) was 4 when Michael died and he does look extraordinarily like him sometimes.
Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an six-minute performance in only four scenes as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love
(1998). It is the second shortest performance ever to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the only shorter one being Beatrice Straight
's five-minute performance in Network
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.