She acted in Dion Boucicault's play, "London Assurance," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Donald Sinden, Michael Williams, Jeffery Dench, and Elizabeth Spriggs in the cast. Ronald Eyre was director.
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
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I'd never met [Sophia Loren
] and she arrived on set just as I was about to perform my number. She sat and watched. I said to Rob Marshall
: 'I can't have ever been more frightened than at this moment.' It was like someone had given me an enormous injection. I suddenly had to be on the ball.
Shares two roles with both Kate Winslet
and Cate Blanchett
. She and Winslet both played the title role in Iris
(2001), and she and Blanchette have both played Queen Elizabeth. All three of them have played Ophelia in Hamlet.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.