She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Derek Francis, John Humphry, David Dodimead, Daniel Thorndike, David Waller, Margaret Courtenay, Barry Ingham (Barrie), Barbara ...
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[Does she feel fulfilled?] No, no, no, no, I hope not. Being fulfilled is closing the drawer again and I don't want to do that just yet. I'd bore myself silly. I wouldn't learn anything new. I'd just sit around and I hate wasting time. I hate waste of any kind. I love quiz programmes. I am riveted by The Weakest Link
(2000) but I'd be too terrified to appear on it.
Shares two roles with both Kate Winslet
and Cate Blanchett
. She and Winslet both played the title role in Iris
(2001), and she and Blanchette have both played Queen Elizabeth. All three of them have played Ophelia in Hamlet.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.