She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Godfrey, Joyce Redman, Coral Browne, and Frankie Howerd in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[on ageing.] I don't like it at all. Suddenly I get up out of a chair and can't rush across the room. But there's nothing I can do about that, alas. My energy levels are OK, but I can't see very well. People have to come up and wave at me. If a restaurant is too dark I can end up talking to the backs of chairs.
Her father was a doctor and an amateur actor.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.