Ian Talbot, Toby Robertson, and she directed the New Shakespeare Company production of Richard Rodgers and Moss Hart's musical adaptation of Mark Twain's novel, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Geordie Johnson, Cathy Tyson, Clive Carter, Guy Burgess, ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[on ageing.] I don't like it at all. Suddenly I get up out of a chair and can't rush across the room. But there's nothing I can do about that, alas. My energy levels are OK, but I can't see very well. People have to come up and wave at me. If a restaurant is too dark I can end up talking to the backs of chairs.
In a 2004 opinion poll of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dame Dench's performance as "Lady Macbeth" in Trevor Nunn
's 1976 production of "Macbeth" was voted the second greatest Shakespearean performance of all time. Only Paul Scofield
's masterful "King Lear" was ranked higher.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.