Eileen Atkins Biography
(Actress and Occasional Screenwriter Known for Her Film ‘Gosford Park’)
Birthday: June 16, 1934 (Gemini)
Born In: Clapton, London, England
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. Atkins has won the ‘Olivier Award’ three times for her performances in plays like ‘Cymbeline’, ‘The Unexpected Man’ and ‘Honour’. In her splendid acting career, she also won a ‘BAFTA’ and an ‘Emmy Award’ for her role in the TV series ‘Cranford’. Her other notable performances were seen in series like ‘Psychoville’, ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘The Crown’. Some of her best-known movies include ‘The Dresser’, ‘Gosford Park’, ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Paddington 2’. In recognition to her achievements, the British royal family made her a ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE). Later, she received one of the highest honors from the British Empire when she was made ‘Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (DBE). She received many more awards and honors in her career spanning more than five decades.