She acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Little Night Music," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England with Laurence Guittard, Sian Phillips, Patricia Hodge, and Joanna Riding in the cast. Sean Mathias was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1988 (1987 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for Antony and Cleopatra.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.