She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Pericles," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Geraldine McEwan and Eileen Atkins in the cast. Tony Richardson was director.
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Oh, a diva I'm not. Maria Callas was a diva. I never set out to be a diva, I set out to do what I could do, and I was so lucky to have that opportunity. I think if everyone could do what really makes them happy, and earn a living at it, the world would be very different.
Has won four Tony Awards, one for each time she was nominated: as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), in 1966 for Tennessee Williams
's "Slapstick Tragedy," and as Best Actress (Play), in 1968 for playing the title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie;" in 1982 for playing the title role in a revival of "Medea," which she recreated in a television version of the same name, Medea