She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Barbara Jefford, John Justin, and Maggie Smith in the cast. Wendy Toye 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 ...
She was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actress for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.