She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Emrys James, Tony Church, Michael Williams, Alison Fiske, and Polly James in the cast. Terry Hands was director.
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I don't like reading scripts very much. I like it better for someone to just explain to me what it is about this story.
Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an six-minute performance in only four scenes as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love
(1998). It is the second shortest performance ever to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the only shorter one being Beatrice Straight
's five-minute performance in Network
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.