She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with John Gielgud, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Leon Quartermaine, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruickshank, and Barbara Jefford in the cast. Anthony Quayle was director.
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Dame Peggy Ashcroft
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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They told me if I wanted to be a film star, I'd have to have my nose straightened and my teeth fixed, but I've never really wanted to be a film star - it seems to lead only to tax problems.
When she was named Dame of the British Empire in 1956, she (along with Sybil Thorndike who received the honor in 1931) became the youngest actress to be so honored. However, she seldom or ever uses the title for billing purposes.