She acted in John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Williams, Emrys James, Richard Pasco and Roger Rees in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Of course I have a temper. Who hasn't? And the older I get the more angry I get about things. It's not sudden anger, it smoulders and then if I really let it go on for a bit the shit hits the fan. I get very angry about general injustice. I get angry about the way people say 'Tomorrow X will make a speech about X'. Just let them say it. I get furious about the whole business of not allowing ...
Has twice been nominated for an Oscar in the same year that another actress was nominated for playing the same role. She received Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
(1998), while Cate Blanchett
was nominated for Elizabeth
(1998). She was later nominated for Best Actress in Iris
(2001), for which Kate Winslet
was also nominated for the title role.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.