Knowledge Identifier: +Eileen_Atkins
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1934.
Countries: United Kingdom (66%), United States (16%), UK (5%)
Linked to: City University London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, University of Oxford, Royal Shakespeare Company
Eileen Atkins' London stage debut was in 1953 as Jaquenetta in Robert Atkins's staging of "Love's Labour's Lost" at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park
Atkins was married to Julian Glover in 1957; they divorced in 1966
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
Jean Marsh - Marsh and Eileen Atkins created a second television series "The House of Eliott", which was produced during 1991 and 1992
In 1997, she wrote the screenplay for "Mrs Dalloway", starring Vanessa Redgrave
Atkins was 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
On 5 December 2005 she received the Degree of Doctor of Arts, "honoris causa", from City University London
Natalie Cassidy - In 2009, Cassidy was seen in a supporting role in the BBC Two comedy TV series "Psychoville", alongside Dawn French and Eileen Atkins
Murder on the Orient Express - The original air date was 11 July 2010 in the United States, and it was aired on Christmas Day 2010 in the UK. The cast includes Dame Eileen Atkins as Princess Dragomiroff, Hugh Bonneville as Masterman, Jessica Chastain as Mary Debenham, Barbara Hershey as Mrs. Hubbard, Toby Jones as Rachett, and David Morrissey as Colonel Arbuthnot
Michael Gambon - In 2012 he stars with Eileen Atkins in an adaptation of Beckett's radio play, "All That Fall"
Atkins confirmed her status as national treasure in the UK by taking a guest role as 'Jacqui' in BBC Radio 4's long-running rural soap opera "The Archers" in September 2016: the jury member who persuades her fellow jurors - Twelve Angry Men-style - to acquit Helen Titchener of the attempted murder and wounding with intent of her abusive husband, Rob.