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  1. Eileen Atkins - Wikipedia

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    Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born 16 June 1934) 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.

    • Early life

      Atkins was born in the Mothers' Hospital in Lower Clapton, a...

    • Stage

      She joined the Guild Players Repertory Company in Bangor,...

    • Film and television

      She appeared as Maggie Clayhanger in all six episodes of...

    • Radio

      Atkins had a guest role in BBC Radio 4's long-running rural...

    • Personal life

      Atkins was married to actor Julian Glover in 1957; they...

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    Atkins was born in the Moth­ers' Hos­pi­tal in Clap­ton, a Sal­va­tion Army ma­ter­nity hos­pi­tal in East Lon­don. Her mother, Annie Ellen (née Elkins), was a bar­maid who was 46 when Eileen was born, and her fa­ther, Arthur Thomas Atkins, was a gas meter reader who was pre­vi­ously under-chauf­feur to the Por­tuguese Am­bas­sador. She was the third child in the fam­ily and when she was born the fam­ily moved to a coun­cil home in Tot­ten­ham. Her fa­ther did not, in fact, know how to drive and was re­spon­si­ble, as un­der-chauf­feur, mainly for clean­ing the car. At the time Eileen was born, her mother worked in a fac­tory the whole day and then as a bar­maid in the Ele­phant & Cas­tle at night. When Eileen was three, a Gypsy woman came to their door sell­ing lucky heather and clothes pegs. She saw lit­tle Eileen and told her mother that her daugh­ter would be a fa­mous dancer. Her mother promptly en­rolled her in a dance class. Al­though she hated it, she stud­ied danc­ing from...

    She joined the Guild Play­ers Reper­tory Com­pany in Ban­gor, County Down, North­ern Ire­land as a pro­fes­sional ac­tress in 1952. She ap­peared as the nurse in Har­vey at the Reper­tory The­atre, Ban­gor, in 1952. In 1953 she ap­peared as an at­ten­dant in Love's Labours Lost at the Re­gent's Park Open Air The­atre. Her Lon­don stage debut was in 1953 as Jaque­netta in Robert Atkins's stag­ing of Love's Labour's Lostat the Open Air The­atre in Re­gent's Park. Atkins has reg­u­larly re­turned to the life and work of Vir­ginia Woolf for pro­fes­sional in­spi­ra­tion. She has played the writer on stage in Patrick Gar­land's adap­ta­tion of A Room of One's Own and also in Vita and Virginia, win­ning the Drama Desk Award for Out­stand­ing One-Per­son Show for the for­mer and screen (the 1990 tele­vi­sion ver­sion of Room); she also pro­vided the screen­play for the 1997 film adap­ta­tion of Woolf's novel Mrs. Dal­loway, and made a cameo ap­pear­ance in the 2002 film ver­sion of Michael...

    She ap­peared as Mag­gie Clay­hanger in all six episodes of Arnold Ben­nett's Hilda Lessways from 15 May to 19 June 1959, pro­duced by the BBC Mid­lands with Judi Dench and Brian Smith. In the 1960 Shake­speare pro­duc­tion An Age of Kingsshe played Joan of Arc. She helped cre­ate two tele­vi­sion se­ries. Along with fel­low ac­tress, Jean Marsh, she cre­ated the con­cept for an orig­i­nal tele­vi­sion se­ries, Be­hind the Green Baize Door, which be­came the award-win­ning ITV se­ries Up­stairs, Down­stairs (1971–75). Marsh played maid Rose for the du­ra­tion of the se­ries but Atkins was un­able to ac­cept a part be­cause of stage com­mit­ments. The same team was also re­spon­si­ble for the BBC se­ries The House of Eliott(1991–93). Her film and tele­vi­sion work in­cludes Sons and Lovers (1981), Smi­ley's Peo­ple (1982), Oliver Twist (1982), Titus An­dron­i­cus (1985), A Bet­ter Class of Per­son (1985), Roman Hol­i­day (1987), The Lost Lan­guage of Cranes (1991), Cold Com­fort Farm...

    Atkins had a guest role in BBC Radio 4's long-run­ning rural soap The Archersin Sep­tem­ber 2016, play­ing Jacqui, the juror who per­suades her fel­low ju­rors to ac­quit Helen Titch­ener (née Archer) of the charge of at­tempted mur­der and wound­ing with in­tent of her abu­sive hus­band, Rob.

    Atkins was mar­ried to actor Ju­lian Glover in 1957; they di­vorced in 1966. (A day after his di­vorce, Glover mar­ried ac­tress Isla Blair.) She mar­ried her sec­ond hus­band, Bill Shep­herd, on 2 Feb­ru­ary 1978. Shep­herd died on 24 June 2016. Atkins claims to have been propo­si­tioned by Colin Far­rell on lo­ca­tion in 2004, shortly be­fore she turned 70; she said the in­ci­dent helped her pass that mile­stone far more eas­ily than she oth­er­wise would have expected. The Oldiemag­a­zine awarded her the 'Re­fusenik of the Year' award for this in­ci­dent. In 1997, she wrote the screen­play for Mrs. Dal­loway, star­ring Vanessa Red­grave. It re­ceived rave re­views but was a box-of­fice fail­ure. It was a fi­nan­cial dis­as­ter for Atkins and her hus­band who had in­vested in the film. She said about this in­ci­dent: "I have to work. I was nearly bank­rupted over Mrs. Dalloway, and if you are nearly bank­rupted, you are in trou­ble for the rest of your life. I don't have a pen­sio...

    Atkins was cre­ated a Com­man­der of the Order of the British Em­pire (CBE) in 1990. She was made a Dame Com­man­der of the Order of the British Em­pire (DBE) on her 67th birth­day, 16 June 2001. On 23 June 2010, she was awarded the de­gree of Doc­tor of Let­ters, hon­oris causa, by Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity. On 5 De­cem­ber 2005 she re­ceived the de­gree of Doc­tor of Arts, hon­oris causa, from City Uni­ver­sity Lon­don. She is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can The­ater Hall of Fame. She was in­ducted in 1998.

    • Eileen June Atkins, 16 June 1934 (age 84), London, England
    • Julian Glover, (m. 1957; div. 1966), Bill Shepherd, (m. 1978; d. 2016)
  2. From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, movies, and television consistently since 1953. She has been nominated for many awards such as a BAFTA Award.

    • Eileen June Atkins, 16 June 1934 (age 86), London, England
    • Julian Glover, (m. 1957; div. 1966), Bill Shepherd, (m. 1978; died 2016)
  3. Eileen Atkins Biography – Facts, Childhood, Family Life ...

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    Eileen Atkins is one of the most prolific stage and screen actresses in Britain. Her journey from humble beginnings to attaining an iconic status in the world of entertainment has been nothing short of impressive, and so is the fact that she has managed to dominate all mediums of performing arts – be it stage, TV or films.

  4. Eileen Atkins – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

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    Eileen Atkins Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Eileen June Atkins, DBE (Londres, 16 de junho de 1934) é uma atriz e roteirista britânica. Ela tem trabalhado no teatro, cinema e televisão consistentemente desde 1953.

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  5. Eileen Atkins – Wikipedia

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    Dame Eileen June Atkins, född 16 juni 1934 i Lower Clapton, Hackney, London, är en brittisk skådespelare. Hon skapade tillsammans med Jean Marsh TV-serien Herrskap och tjänstefolk. 1978 tilldelades hon Drama Desk Award för bästa kvinnliga biroll för sin roll som Marie David i Broadwayuppsättningen av Per Olov Enquists Tribadernas natt.

  6. Eileen Atkins – Wikipedia

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    Dame Eileen June Atkins (s. 16. kesäkuuta 1934 Lontoo, Iso-Britannia) on brittiläinen näyttelijä ja käsikirjoittaja, joka on näytellyt monissa televisiosarjoissa ja elokuvissa Isossa-Britanniassa sekä Yhdysvalloissa.

  7. Eileen Atkins - Biography - IMDb

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    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.

  8. Eileen - Wikipedia

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  9. Eileen Atkins - IMDb

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    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.

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