She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Donald Sinden, Michael Williams, Bob Peck, and Robin Ellis in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
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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.
Awarded an honorary DLitt by Oxford University on 28 June 2000.
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.