She acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Miles Malleson, Barbara Jefford, John Justin, Alec McCowen, Maggie Smith, Joss Ackland, Donald Houston, Isabel Jeans, Fay Compton, Robert Harris, Moyra Fraser, and George Baker in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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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 ...
Going blind due to condition called macular degeneration. Does not plan to retire [February 19, 2012].
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.