She acted in Bertlolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Zoe Wanamaker, Miles Anderson, and Paul Greenwood in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy 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.
At her first film audition she was told 'Miss Dench, you have every single thing wrong with your face'.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.