She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Neville and Barbara Jefford in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in A Little Night Music at the Royal National Theatre Olivier Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.