Eileen Atkins

as Nellie Osborne in the movie A Better Class of Person

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Real name is Eileen June Atkins
Was born at 16 June 1934 (now is 84 years old) in Clapton, London, England, UK

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

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There is some small facts about Eileen Atkins:
  • She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours List and the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
  • Co-creator (with actress 'Jean Marsh' ) of the classic British drama series "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971) - making her wonderful presence in the Altman upstairs-downstairs movie Gosford Park (2001) particularly resonant.
  • She was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for "Cymbeline and Mountain Language".
  • She was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Unexpected Man".
  • She was awarded the 2004 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award for Best Actress of the 2003 season for her performance in "Honour" at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe Stage.
  • She was awarded the 1992 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Night of the Iguana.
  • She was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in A Delicate Balance.
  • She was nominated for a 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Honour at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe.
  • She was nominated for a 1997 (1996) 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award for Best Actress in a play for her performance in "John Gabriel Borkman".
  • 2004 Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Play for "The Retreat from Moscow."
  • Won the Best Actress Award for "Honour" at the 2004 'Laurence Olivier' Awards.
  • Has been nominated for four Tony Awards: as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1967 for "The Killing of Sister George" and in 1972 for "Vivat! Vivat Regina!; and as Best Actress (Play), in 1995 for "Indiscretions" and in 2004 for "The Retreat from Moscow."
  • Is a breast cancer survivor.
  • She has no children. She claimed in an interview with the Radio Times that she has never had any maternal instinct and put that down to the fact that she did not get on with her mother
  • She claims to be high-maintenance
  • (May 2005) Appearing in "The Birthday Party" at the Duchess Theatre, London.
  • (January 2006) She was will be replacing Tony Award-winner 'Cherry Jones (I)' ' in the Pulitzer Award winning drama, "Doubt" with 'Ron Eldard' in New York City.
  • (July 2008) Appearing with 'Anna Maxwell Martin' and 'Sophie Thompson (I)' in 'Joanna Murray-Smith' 's "Female of the Species" at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.
  • (2008) Filming Wild Target (2010) with 'Rupert Grint' and 'Bill Nighy' .
  • (February 2004) She is starring with 'John Lithgow (I)' and 'Ben Chaplin' in 'William Nicholson' 's drama, "The Retreat from Moscow", on Broadway.
  • Turned down a part in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) so she could do a play on the London stage.
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There is the list of movies, where Eileen Atkins was taked part:
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1 A Better Class of Person movie A Better Class of Person 1985 as Nellie Osborne
2 A Hazard of Hearts movie A Hazard of Hearts 1987 as Lady Harriet's Maid
3 An Unconventional Love Story: The Making of Last Chance Harvey movie An Unconventional Love Story: The Making of Last Chance Harvey 2009 as Herself
4 Ballet Shoes: Interview with Emma Watson movie Ballet Shoes: Interview with Emma Watson 2007 as Madame Fidolia
5 David Copperfield movie David Copperfield 2000 as Miss Jane Murdstone
6 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes movie Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes 2002 as Mrs. Croft
7 Jonathan Ross Salutes Dads Army movie Jonathan Ross Salutes Dads Army 2008 as Herself
8 The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
9 The Laurence Olivier Awards 1997 movie The Laurence Olivier Awards 1997 1997 as Herself
10 The Queen of Shebas Pearls movie The Queen of Shebas Pearls 2004 as School matron
11 A Dance to the Music of Time movie A Dance to the Music of Time 1997 as Brightman
12 Agatha Christies Marple movie Agatha Christies Marple 2004 as Lady Tressilian
13 BBC Play of the Month movie BBC Play of the Month 1965 as Catherine Sloper
14 The Alan Titchmarsh Show movie The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2007 as Herself - Guest
15 The Massingham Affair movie The Massingham Affair 1964 as Charlotte Verney
16 Upstairs Downstairs movie Upstairs Downstairs 2010 as Maud, Lady Holland
17 Working in the Theatre movie Working in the Theatre 1976 as Herself - Actor
18 A Room of Ones Own movie A Room of Ones Own 1991 as Virginia Woolf
19 Ask the Dust movie Ask the Dust 2006 as Mrs. Hargraves
20 Ballet Shoes movie Ballet Shoes 2007 as Madame Fidolia
21 Beautiful Creatures movie Beautiful Creatures 2013 as Gramma
22 Bertie and Elizabeth movie Bertie and Elizabeth 2002 as Queen Mary
23 ChickLit movie ChickLit 2016 as Peggy Law
24 Cold Comfort Farm movie Cold Comfort Farm 1995 as Judith Starkadder
25 Cold Mountain movie Cold Mountain 2003 as Maddy
26 Egy hét Pesten és Budán movie Egy hét Pesten és Budán 2003 as Amanda
27 Equus movie Equus 1977 as Hesther Saloman
28 Evening movie Evening 2007 as The Night Nurse
29 Gosford Park movie Gosford Park 2001 as Mrs. Croft
30 I Dont Want to Be Born movie I Dont Want to Be Born 1975 as Sister Albana
31 Inadmissible Evidence movie Inadmissible Evidence 1968 as Shirley
32 Jack & Sarah movie Jack & Sarah 1995 as Phil
33 La fiesta del Chivo movie La fiesta del Chivo 2005 as Aunt Adelina
34 Last Chance Harvey movie Last Chance Harvey 2008 as Maggie
35 Let Him Have It movie Let Him Have It 1991 as Lilian Bentley
36 Love Again movie Love Again 2003 as Eva Larkin
37 Madame Bovary movie Madame Bovary 2000 as Marie Louise
38 Magic in the Moonlight movie Magic in the Moonlight 2014 as Aunt Vanessa
39 Major Barbara movie Major Barbara 1966 as Barbara
40 Modus Operandi movie Modus Operandi 2010 as Irene Quirey
There is the list of interview of Eileen Atkins:
  • "The Times" (UK), 5 July 2008, by: Lucy Powell, "Eileen Atkins, The Female of the Species and 'most astonishingly lucky person'"
There is the list of some articles of Eileen Atkins:
  • "The Independent" (UK), 21 April 2008, Iss. 6713, pg. 3, by: Ciar Byrne, "Dame Eilleen, 73, beats on-screen sister to Bafta"
There is the list of some quotes of Eileen Atkins:
  • In England, as here, there are always two kinds of audiences: the Royal Shakespeare and the West End. In the last 10 years, audiences have been changed by television. One can tell: people don't concentrate and they expect lighter fare - and I do hate disappointing the audiences. One lady came up to me afterwards here, very complimentary, and then she said 'Well, this is terrible heavy.' And I thought 'Oh dear, you think this is heavy? Because it isn't, it's just serious.
  • There's no such thing as a legend. Nearly everyone has forgotten 'Laurence Olivier' . What's that dreadful word - 'dynasty', as in the Redgraves and Foxes? Acting is not in the blood - otherwise what are 'Judi Dench' , 'Maggie Smith (I)' and I doing here? I'm the least well known, for a very good reason. Judi's an incredible actress who wouldn't be so popular if she hadn't been in "As Time Goes By" (1992) . Maggie has always done movies, and won Oscars. I plough away at the classics.
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