She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Godfrey, Joyce Redman, Coral Browne, and Frankie Howerd in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Dame Judi Dench | Judy Dench
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I hate how people have been attacking Daniel Craig
. It's despicable and it disgusts me. I have filmed with him in Prague and the Bahamas and he is a fine actor. He brings something new and edgy to the role. His critics will be proved wrong.
Her 1999 Oscar was awarded for an six-minute performance in only four scenes as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love
(1998). It is the second shortest performance ever to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the only shorter one being Beatrice Straight
's five-minute performance in Network
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.