She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Harry Andrews, Ian Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Ian Holm, Denholm Elliott, Patrick Wymark, Paul Hardwick, Jack MacGowram, Diana Rigg, and Michele ...
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Dame Peggy Ashcroft
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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I do think I'm very, very fortunate that just at the age when playing a stage role night after night is becoming difficult, I've had these opportunities to play in film and TV. You still have to have a lot of concentration. Acting is the same whatever you're doing, but that long sustaining of energy is not demanded of you.
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.