Eileen Atkins

BirthDay:

16 Jun 1934

BirthPlace:

Clapton, London, England, UK

BirthName:

Eileen June Atkins

Bio:

Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of Sister George" took her to Broadway.
Filmography

Actor ( 83 credits )

ChickLit (2016) Peggy Law
The Crown (2016)  Queen Mary (1 episode, 2016)
Suite Française (2014) Denise Epstein
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Beautiful Creatures (2013) Gramma
My Hero (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Vicious (2013)  Dame Eileen Atkins (1 episode, 2016)
The Scapegoat (2012) Lady Spence
Wild Target (2010) Louisa Maynard
Robin Hood (2010) Eleanor of Aquitaine
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)  Maud, Lady Holland (3 episodes, 2010)
This Is Jinsy (2010)  Miss Penny (1 episode, 2014)
The Many Faces of... (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
This September (2010)  Violet Aird (2 episodes, 2010)
Dear Diary (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Tell Me (2010) Dorothy
Psychoville (2009)  Edwina Kenchington / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Last Chance Harvey (2008) Maggie
When Weather Changed History (2008) (1 episode, 2008)
Evening (2007) The Night Nurse
Cranford (2007)  Miss Deborah Jenkyns (2 episodes, 2007)
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006) Iris
Ask the Dust (2006) Mrs. Hargraves
The Feast of the Goat (2005) Aunt Adelina
The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (2004) School matron
Vanity Fair (2004) Miss Matilda Crawley
Doc Martin (2004)  Ruth Ellingham (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)  Lady Tressilian (1 episode, 2007)
Cold Mountain (2003) Maddy
Egy hét Pesten és Budán (2003) Amanda
What a Girl Wants (2003) Jocelyn Dashwood
The Hours (2002) Barbara in Flower Shop
Gosford Park (2001) Mrs. Croft
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Waking the Dead (2000)  Abigail Dusniak (2 episodes, 2007)
Women Talking Dirty (1999) Emily Boyle
Loose Women (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Avengers (1998) Alice
The Heaven and Earth Show (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Jack & Sarah (1995) Phil
Wolf (1994) Mary
Performance (1992)  Mrs. May Maitland (1 episode, 1993)
The Lost Language of Cranes (1991) Rose Benjamin
Let Him Have It (1991) Lilian Bentley
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2013)
Chillers (1990)  Mrs. Waggoner (1 episode)
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  Princess Dragomiroff (1 episode, 2010)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
Breaking Up (1986)  Mrs. Mailer (4 episodes, 1986)
Screen Two (1985)  Helen Marriner / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1992)
The Dresser (1983) Madge
Shades of Darkness (1983)  Mrs. Rutledge (1 episode, 1983)
Celebrity Playhouse (1981)  Stella Kirby (1 episode, 1981)
The South Bank Show (1978) (1 episode, 1988)
Raku Fire (1977)
Equus (1977) Hesther Saloman
Everyman (1977)  Herself - Narrator (1 episode, 1987)
BBC2 Play of the Week (1977)  Vanity Fair (1 episode, 1978)
Working in the Theatre (1976)  Herself - Actor (1 episode, 2006)
Sharon's Baby (1975) Sister Albana
Arena (1975)  Herself (3 episodes, 1985-2008)
Affairs of the Heart (1974)  Kate Cookham (1 episode, 1975)
Great Performances (1971)  Rose Benjamin (1 episode, 1991)
Stage 2 (1971)  Duchess (1 episode, 1972)
Solo (1970)  Mary Kingsley (1 episode, 1970)
W. Somerset Maugham (1969)  Leslie Crosbie / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Inadmissible Evidence (1968) Shirley
The Dick Cavett Show (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 1972)
The Sex Game (1968) (1 episode, 1968)
Half Hour Story (1967)  Her (1 episode, 1968)
Five More (1966)  Girl (1 episode, 1966)
BBC Play of the Month (1965)  Catherine Sloper / ... (4 episodes, 1969-1974)
Knock on Any Door (1965)  Ruth (1 episode, 1965)
The Wednesday Play (1964)  Joan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Theatre 625 (1964)  Eileen (1 episode, 1968)
The Massingham Affair (1964)  Charlotte Verney (6 episodes, 1964)
Z Cars (1962)  Grace Patchett (1 episode, 1964)
An Age of Kings (1960)  Attendant Lady / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Hilda Lessways (1959)  Maggie Clayhanger (6 episodes, 1959)
Emergency-Ward 10 (1957)  Ariadna Spinks / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
ITV Play of the Week (1955)  Kathy (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
ITV Television Playhouse (1955)  Girl (1 episode, 1961)

Writer ( 4 credits )

Vita and Virginia (2017) (play)
Upstairs Downstairs (2010) (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mrs Dalloway (1997) (screenplay)
The House of Eliott (1991) (creator) (26 episodes, 1991-1994)