She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Miles Malleson, Alec McCowen, Isabel Jeans, Maggie Smith, and Donald Houston in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'd never met [Sophia Loren
] and she arrived on set just as I was about to perform my number. She sat and watched. I said to Rob Marshall
: 'I can't have ever been more frightened than at this moment.' It was like someone had given me an enormous injection. I suddenly had to be on the ball.
She was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Special Award for her Outstanding Contributions to British Theatre.
Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.