She played Ophelia in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Derek Francis, John Humphry, David Dodimead, Daniel Thorndike, David Waller, Margaret Courtenay, Barry Ingham (Barrie), Barbara ...
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Dame Judi Dench
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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You should take your job seriously but not yourself. That is the best combination.
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List and awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1988 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.