Eileen Atkins

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth June 16, 1934
Place of Birth England
Age 86 years old
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Dame Eileen June Atkins, is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. In 2008, she won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Cranford. She is also a three-time Olivier Award winner, winning Best Supporting Performance in 1988 and Best Actress for The Unexpected Man and Honour. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2001. Atkins joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1957 and made her Broadway debut in the 1966 production of The Killing of Sister George, for which she received the first of four Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Play in 1967. She received subsequent nominations for, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, Indiscretions and The Retreat from Moscow.

Born: Eileen June Atkins, June 16, 1934, Lower Clapton, London, England
Education: Latymer's Grammar School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active: 1953–present
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About Eileen Atkins

Emmy Award-winning English actress who appeared in Wild Target and the 2001 film Gosford Park.

Before Fame

She started out as a dancer at age three and performed for a working men's club and for American troops.


She is a breast cancer survivor.

Family Life

She married Bill Shepherd in 1978.


She co-starred with Rupert Grint in the 2010 film Wild Target.

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  • People educated at The Latymer School
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Actresses awarded British damehoods
  • British women screenwriters
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Laurence Olivier Award winners
  • Alumni of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Royal Shakespeare Company members
  • Drama Desk Award winners
  • English screenwriters
  • English women writers
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