She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ronald Pickup, Bernard Hill, and Michael Gough in the cast.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Did You Know?
I had no film career until Mrs Brown
(1997), which Harvey Weinstein
oversaw. He gave a lunch for me at the time and I told him I had his name tattooed on my bum. I hadn't, I had my make-up lady design something that I showed him. He's never forgotten it.
When she started training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she admits she wasn't taking it as seriously as she ought to have done. She was caught out during an improvisation scene at which point she realised that that was what it was all about and studied harder than she had ever done in her life.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.