She acted in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Stride, Alec McCowen, Barbara Jefford, Robert Harris, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Peggy Mount, Tommy Steele, Valerie Taylor, Judith Anderson, Tony Britton, Douglas Campbell, George Baker, William Russell, and Ann Bell in the cast. Michael ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'd never met [Sophia Loren
] and she arrived on set just as I was about to perform my number. She sat and watched. I said to Rob Marshall
: 'I can't have ever been more frightened than at this moment.' It was like someone had given me an enormous injection. I suddenly had to be on the ball.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in A Little Night Music at the Royal National Theatre Olivier Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.