Played Titania in Sir Peter Hall's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
Following her Oscar win for Shakespeare in Love
(1998), the producers of the Bond franchise gave her character M a much larger role -- one central to the film's plot -- for the first time in the Bond franchise. While M had typically only been seen in Bond films in bookend scenes at the very beginning and end, this time around the writers made her past actions the primary motive for the film's two...
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.