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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[Celebrity culture has led to a "quick fix" mentality on the part of younger actors.] They think a big part will change their life, without any back-up. Young actors go into a run and don't do all the performances. That would have been unheard of at one time. I know I can sustain a run because of my training.
Her first stage appearance was as a snail in a play at her Quaker junior school.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.