Eileen Atkins is an actress and writer who was born on June 16, 1934, at a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in Clapton, London, England. Her role in "The Killing of Sister George" helped the actress find her way to Broadway. She is known for her roles in the…more
In 2008, Eileen won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Deborah Jenkyns on Cranford.
In 2002, Eileen won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Gosford Park.
In 2008 Eileen won the best actress Bafta for her role in the show Cranford.
Atkins mother sent her off to dancing lessons when she was just 3, after a fortune teller told her that she would one day become a famous dancer.
Eileen is well known for being a star of stage and screen. Her first appearance on stage was at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park in 1953.
In 1990 Eileen was awarded a CBE.
Eileen was married to actor Julian Glover from 1957 to 1966.
In 1992, Eileen appeared in the made for UK television movie The Lost Language of Cranes. It co-starred Brian Cox and Angus Macfadyen.