Dame Eileen Atkins took birth on 16th of June in 1934. She is an actress and sometimes works as a screenwriter. Since 1953, she has done work into TV, theatre and films. In the year 2008, she won the Award for Best Actress - “BAFTA TV Award”. She has also received outstanding supporting actress award - “Emmy Award”. This she received for the TV series ‘Cranford’, a direction of Simon Curtis.
For three times she has won the Olivier Award. She has also won best performance in supporting role in 1988 and Best Actress for the movies “The Unexpected Man” released in 1999 and “Honour” released during 2004. In 1990, she achieved Commander of the order of British Empire, which rewards contributions to arts and sciences. During 1957, she became the part of the Royal Shakespeare company and after that she did her debut during 1966 in the production “The Killing Of Sister George”. Her acting in this was so fabulous that this got her a Tony Award for performance as the best actress.
Afterwards she received nominations for many movies like- Vivat! Vivat Regina! during 1972, The Retreat From Moscow in 2004, etc. She was also the part of the creation of certain dramas along with others. These were The House Of Elliot from 1991-93, ’Upstairs, Downstairs’, a release from 1971-1975. While talking about her early life, she took birth in the Salvation Army Mentality Hospital in the Establishment of London. The name of her mother was Annie Ellen, who was indulged in the work of a barmaid and she was 46 years old at the time of Eileen’s birth. Her father Arthur Thomas was indulged in the work of reading gas meter. She had two more siblings.
Once, a woman came to sell lucky heather and cloth pegs. That lady saw Eileen, and told her mother that she would become a known dancer and then her mother got her enrolled into that, even though she did not like dancing. From the age of 3 to 15, she studied dancing. She even danced in the club of working men from the ages of 7 to 15. She used to attend the dance class 4 to 5 times in a week. When she became 12 years old, she became a professional in Kilburn. When she was of 14 or 15, she used to attend drama related sessions for two times in a year. During this time, she encountered Robert Atkins.
She completed her graduation in 1953 from Guildhall. After completing her graduation, she got her job with “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in 1953 in an open theatre “Regent Park”. Some of her TV works include - Sons And Lovers, a release during 1981, A Better Class Of Person, which is an autobiography, a release in 1985, Vanity Fair, a 2004 British American movie, etc.
Talking about her personal life, she married
during 1957 and got divorced in the year 1966. Then she her next marriage was with “Bill Shepherd”. It was on 2nd February 1978. But on 24th of June, 2016, Shepherd died. She was prepositioned in 2004 on location by Colin before turning 70. She told that this made the milestone crossing easier for her, and beyond her expectations. In 1995, she suffered from breast cancer and got herself treated for it. She is fortunately quite healthy now.