She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry VI Parts I & II," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Daneman, Derek Godfrey, and Barbara Jefford in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[Celebrity culture has led to a "quick fix" mentality on the part of younger actors.] They think a big part will change their life, without any back-up. Young actors go into a run and don't do all the performances. That would have been unheard of at one time. I know I can sustain a run because of my training.
She was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actress for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.