Gemini Jun 16, 1934 Lower Clapton Actor and Writer
Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She has won several major acting awards, including a BAFTA, an Emmy and three Olivier's. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2001.
Atkins joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1957 and made her Broadway debut in the 1966 production of The Killing of Sister George, for which she received the first of four Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Play in 1967. She received subsequent nominations for, Vivat! Vivat Regina! in 1972, Indiscretions in 1995 and The Retreat from Moscow in 2004. In the UK, she has won three Olivier Awards, for Best Supporting Performance in 1988 and two for Best Actress, for An Unexpected Hour in 2001 and Honour in 2004.
Other stage credits include, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Exit the King with Alec Guinness, The Promise, The Night of the Tribades, Medea, A Delicate Balance with Maggie Smith and Doubt.