So agree with you on Judi Dench. Dench starred in the first West End play I saw. I later saw her in the National Theatre's 50th anniversary gala, which also included Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Penelope Wilton, Derek Jacobi, Michael Gambon, etc. She's an international treasure.I first encountered Judi Dench’s Work in the early 70’s on stage in London and was hooked on her skills. I do not believe I have ever seen her give a less than convincing performance in the intervening years.