She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Miles Malleson, Alec McCowen, Ursula Jeans, Maggie Smith, Donald Houston, and John Justin in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
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When you go abroad people always talk with such love about British theatre, but the irony is it's not appreciated by the Government as it should be. The state of the arts has always been, and will always be, precarious. But there is something so alarming about the huge cuts made to companies, particularly when you read of the astronomical amounts some people are earning.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Absolute Hell at the Royal National Theatre Lyttleton Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.