She acted in Edna Ferber and Kaufman's play, "The Royal Family," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Peter Bowles, Harriet Walter, Julia McKenzie, Toby Stephens, and Philip Voss in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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[on being called a "national treasure"] I hate that. It's not just tedious. It's some old rock in a cupboard that the glass is shut on and nobody gets it out to dust it. I loathe it. I just want to be called a joker. A jobbing actor. Somebody who has a laugh.
She was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actress for her performance in Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.