She acted in John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Eric Porter, Derek Godfrey, Sian Phillips, Max Adrian, Ian Richardson, Patrick Wymark, Stephanie Bidmead, Clifford Rose, Tony Church, David Buck, Clive Swift, Philip Voss, Diana Rigg, Roy Dotrice, and Stephen...
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Dame Peggy Ashcroft
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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I do think I'm very, very fortunate that just at the age when playing a stage role night after night is becoming difficult, I've had these opportunities to play in film and TV. You still have to have a lot of concentration. Acting is the same whatever you're doing, but that long sustaining of energy is not demanded of you.
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1951 King's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.