She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, George Murcell, Paul Hardwick, and Ian Holm in the cast. Michel Saint-Denis was ...
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
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[on being called a "national treasure"] I hate that. It's not just tedious. It's some old rock in a cupboard that the glass is shut on and nobody gets it out to dust it. I loathe it. I just want to be called a joker. A jobbing actor. Somebody who has a laugh.
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.