If you believe you're a success, crikey, I should think it will come up and get you by the... tail.

Judi Dench

Ophelia. Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Victoria. M. These are just a few of the iconic characters Dame Judi Dench has portrayed on screen and onstage, to great acclaim and many awards. Success has certainly not eluded her, but her colorful words here are a warning to stay humble. Despite her many accolades, she’s never been considered a prima donna or difficult to work with; no torrid stories follow her from set to set. Here, one of Britain’s greatest actors shares her thoughts on keeping one’s head — and not letting fame, ego, or riches blind us to who we are.