She acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Pillars of the Community," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and David Waller in the cast. John Barton was director.
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Dame Judi Dench
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I'm more comfortable on stage, where there is an audience to tell a story to, as opposed to a film set where you are not in charge at all. On stage you can hear an audience's reactions. Within two minutes of a play starting you know how the evening will go. On film you're more reliant on the director. The moment he leaves you, you're like a child learning to walk.
The only person to always be credited "and Judi Dench as M" in all her James Bond opening credits sequences for her appearances. Bernard Lee
did not get the credit in Dr. No
(1962). Robert Brown never got the credit. Ralph Fiennes
was credited as Gareth Mallory in Skyfall
Known for often playing dignified, strong-willed women in positions of authority, who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under them.