Her Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
"Cymbeline", "The Tempest" (1957), "Romeo and Juliet", "Pericles", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Hamlet" (1958), Rosalind in "As You Like It" (1973), the title role in "Suzanna Andler" by Marguerite Duras
(1974), Nell in "Passion Play" a new play by Peter Nichols
(1981) and the woman in the UK premiere of "The Unexpected Man" by
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Dame Eileen Atkins
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Did You Know?
There's no such thing as a legend. Nearly everyone has forgotten Laurence Olivier
. What's that dreadful word - 'dynasty', as in the Redgraves and Foxes? Acting is not in the blood - otherwise what are Judi Dench
, Maggie Smith
and I doing here? I'm the least well known, for a very good reason. Judi's an incredible actress who wouldn't be so popular if she hadn't been in As Time Goes By
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for "Cymbeline and Mountain Language".