Recorded The Victorians - English Verse.
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12 Interviews |
17 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
34 Magazine Cover Photos |
Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Eleanora Olive Dench (Jones)
| Reginald Arthur Dench
Did You Know?
I'm always fearful. Fear in you generates a huge energy. You can use it. When I feel that mounting fear, I think, 'Oh yes, there it is'. It's like petrol.
When Royal Shakespeare Company Director Peter Hall
asked Judi Dench to play the title role in a staged, and then later televised, production of Cleopatra, Dench refused, saying that her Cleopatra would be a "menopausal dwarf." Director Hall was later successful in coaxing Dench into the role, of which she won rave reviews from both theatre critics and TV audiences.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.