She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Douglas Campbell, Alec McCowen, Gwen Watford, Robert Harris, John Stride, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Stephen Moore, Gerald James, and Tom Courtenay (Puck) in the cast. Michael Langham was director. Thea Musgrave was ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[on being called a "national treasure"] I hate that. It's not just tedious. It's some old rock in a cupboard that the glass is shut on and nobody gets it out to dust it. I loathe it. I just want to be called a joker. A jobbing actor. Somebody who has a laugh.
Voted Best British Actress of all time in a poll for Sky TV.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.