She acted in a Private Royal Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, for the Opening of the Old Vic Annexe at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with scenes from William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry IV Part II," "Hamlet," "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Taming of the ...
Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Did You Know?
Once, a long time ago, I read some bad reviews and I made the decision not to read the reviews. You get some critics who don't like you, or the play. But they don't have to do it every night. I don't want to be affected like that. I loved doing "Madame de Sade. A friend told me not to apologise for myself or the play, and I won't. Then I cast it all off and go and put my feet up under the chimney...
Has had custody of her grandson, Sammy Williams (b. 1997), since 2004 following her daughter Finty Williams
's rehabilitation for alcoholism.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.