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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Dame Judi Dench
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[on the Harvey Weinstein
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She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Absolute Hell at the Royal National Theatre Lyttleton Stage.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.