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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[Does she miss Michael Williams
?] You bet. I don't expect you ever get over that. Time changes something, I suppose, but you miss the basic things. Michael was a realist, down to earth, a Lancashire man. I'm a Yorkshire woman and so that was pretty volatile, I suppose. He was Cancerian, I'm Sagittarian. He would say: 'I'm always rushing for the dark, you're always rushing for the light. If we ...
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.