She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ronald Pickup, Bernard Hill, and Michael Gough in the cast.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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And then it was working with Bob Hoskins
, who I had never worked with before - except radio. It was like being given a wonderful meal - full of the things you love most.
Has twice been nominated for an Oscar in the same year that another actress was nominated for playing the same role. She received Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
(1998), while Cate Blanchett
was nominated for Elizabeth
(1998). She was later nominated for Best Actress in Iris
(2001), for which Kate Winslet
was also nominated for the title role.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.