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Eileen Atkins

 
Date of Birth: June 16, 1934 (88)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Old Vic's West End Production, 2020
Vera
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2019
Performer
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 0
Madeleine
  [London]
Pre-West End Tour, 2018
Madeleine
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Sister Aloysius [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Alice
  [Broadway]
1995
Leonie
  [Broadway]
1977
Marie Caroline David
  [Broadway]
1972
Elizabeth I
  [Broadway]
1967
Lika
  [Broadway]
1966
Alice "Childie" McNaught

Writing

Playwright

Photos

Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for t Photo

Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for the MTC production of "The Height Of The Storm" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 24, 2019 in New York City.

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Broadway Opening Night Theatre Marquee for the MTC  production of  "The Height Of The Photo

Broadway Opening Night Theatre Marquee for the MTC production of "The Height Of The Storm" starring Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 24, 2019 in New York City.

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Dame Eileen Atkins Photo

Dame Eileen Atkins

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11/15/2019
Dame Eileen Atkins Photo

Dame Eileen Atkins

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Dame Eileen Atkins and Max Klimavicius Photo

Dame Eileen Atkins and Max Klimavicius

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Old Vic's West End Production, 2020
Vera

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2019
Performer

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 0
Madeleine

  [London]
Pre-West End Tour, 2018
Madeleine

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Sister Aloysius [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Alice

  [Broadway]
1995
Leonie

  [Broadway]
1977
Marie Caroline David

  [Broadway]
1972
Elizabeth I

  [Broadway]
1967
Lika

  [Broadway]
1966
Alice "Childie" McNaught

Writing
Playwright

Eileen Atkins Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, The Height of the Storm
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actress Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsHonour
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins , The Retreat from Moscow
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Eileen Atkins, The Retreat from Moscow
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, The Retreat from Moscow
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Eileen Atkins, The Unexpected Man
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Eileen Atkins, The Unexpected Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, The Unexpected Man
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actress Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsThe Unexpected Man
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Actress
Eileen AtkinsJohn Gabriel Borkman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Honorary Awards Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsEileen Atkins
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsA Room of One's Own
 
The Lortels - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, Vita & Virginia
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Eileen Atkins, Indiscretions
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Eileen AtkinsThe Night Of The Iguana
 
The Lortels - 1992 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsA Room of One’s Own
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding One Person Show Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, A Room of One's Own
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Special Citation Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, A Room of One's Own
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Actress - Play
Eileen AtkinsA Room of One's Own
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role Gold Star
Eileen AtkinsCymbeline
 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Eileen AtkinsPassion Play
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, The Night of the Tribades
 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Eileen AtkinsTwelfth Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, Vivat! Vivat Regina!
 
Drama League Awards - 1972 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Eileen Atkins
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Eileen Atkins, Vivat! Vivat Regina!
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Eileen Atkins, The Killing of Sister George

Eileen Atkins News

Shortlist Announced For the STR Theatre Book Prize 2022 Photo Shortlist Announced For the STR Theatre Book Prize 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Judged by director Jatinder Verma, National Theatre archivist Erin Lee and theatre critic Paul Vale on a panel chaired by STR Committee Member Howard Loxton, the shortlist includes six titles ranging from the history of Sheffield's Crucible Theatre to the candid account of the early career of actress Eileen Atkins.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, and More!
by - May 6, 2022

Today's top stories include final Tony Award eligibility rulings for Funny Girl, A Strange Loop, and more. Plus go inside the opening performance for Into The Woods at Encores!, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, and more!

Timothée Chalamet's West End Stage Debut in 4000 MILES Cancelled At London's Old Vic Photo Timothée Chalamet's West End Stage Debut in 4000 MILES Cancelled At London's Old Vic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Old Vic’s production of Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles, which was set to feature the West End debut of Timothée Chalamet starring opposite Dame Eileen Atkins, has been cancelled. The play was previously set to open in April of 2020, and was postponed due to the pandemic. 

Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director Photo Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.

These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn Photo These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn
by Matt Wolf - Jun 21, 2021

The 60th anniversary production of Beckett's masterwork Happy Days, newly opened at west London's Riverside Studios, is indistinguishable from the keen eye of its director, Trevor Nunn, who across more than six decades has contributed many of the most significant (not to mention quite a few of the best) productions in my experience. We look back at a seismic career and select five productions for the ages.

The State of the London Stage: What's Coming in June 2021 Photo The State of the London Stage: What's Coming in June 2021
by Matt Wolf - Jun 1, 2021

And they're off! London theatres have been open for several weeks now, and the reviews once again are coming hard and fast as a glance at this very site will confirm. Quick off the mark have been the smaller-sized shows: solo plays like Cruise or Harm or a three-person West End entry like Amy Berryman's Walden (though that title was beset by pre-opening dramas of its own, more of which below). But as the big musicals prepare their own re-emergence on to a scene marked out already by the producer Sonia Friedman's RE:EMERGE season (of which Walden is the first of three to open), excitement is in the air. The question now remains as to who, precisely, the audience is likely to be for these shows, given the difficulty for many in travelling to the UK.

The State Of The London Stage: May 2021 Photo The State Of The London Stage: May 2021
by Matt Wolf - May 5, 2021

The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony Photo VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Photo Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HAND OF GOD, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HAND OF GOD, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 2, 2020

A cautionary tale of what goes around, comes around, The Hand of God continues the series of Alan Bennett's wonderful Talking Heads with a story of comeuppance, karma and justice.

Eileen Atkins Videos

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM with Jonathan Pryce, Eilee VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM with Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Sep 25, 2019

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre  was the place to be last night as Florian Zeller's new play, The Height of the Storm officially opened. Translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night), the play features Olivier and Tony Award Winner Jonathan Pryce,  three-time Olivier Award Winner Eileen Atkins, Lucy Cohu, Amanda Drew, James Hillier and Lisa O'Hare.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2019

Get a first look at Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller (The Father), translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night).

BWW TV: Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins, and More Talk Bringing THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM VideoBWW TV: Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins, and More Talk Bringing THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2019

Two of the greatest actors of their generation come together in one unforgettable story of a shared life, and all of its complexities. The pair, along with the show's creatives, recently met the press, chatting with our own Richard Ridge about the production.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Ei VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2018

IFC Films has released the trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES, which is opening in theaters on September 21st and on demand September 27th. 

VIDEO: Netflix's THE CROWN 'Personal Relationships' Trailer Reveals Impact of Being Queen
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2016

With Great Britain reeling from the devastation of war, young Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen and finds relationships with her loved ones changing forever.  Netflix's THE CROWN exposes the complications of being Queen in this 'Personal Relationships'  trailer below.

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Netflix's THE CROWN in All-New Featurette
by - Oct 13, 2016

The cast and creators of Netflix's THE CROWN take you behind-the-scenes of the production, giving audiences a  never-before-seen look into the private lives of the infamous ?royal family? in 'The Weight Of The Crown' featurette, released by Netflix today. 

VIDEO: First Look at Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Netflix Drama THE GET DOWN
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 6, 2016

This morning at CES, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos premiered two First Look videos at upcoming Netflix original series, THE CROWN and THE GET DOWN.

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 24, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Mona Hennessy and Rachel Black Spaulding in Rehearsals for Luna Stage's VITA AND VIRGINIA
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2012

Luna Stage presents the New Jersey Premiere of 'Vita and Virginia' by Eileen Atkins, adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Directed by Jane Mandel, with previews running Sept 27-Oct 4 and opening night set for Oct 5. The show will play through Oct 28, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the rehearsals. Check out the video below.

BWW Video Show Preview: New Cast of Doubt
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2006

Catch scenes from the new cast of Doubt right now on BroadwayWorld.com!


Eileen Atkins Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eileen Atkins been in?
Eileen Atkins has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Eileen Atkins been in?
Eileen Atkins has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Eileen Atkins's first West End show?
Eileen Atkins's first West End show was The Height of the Storm which opened in 2018

What awards has Eileen Atkins been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Height of the Storm , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Honour , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Retreat from Moscow , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Retreat from Moscow , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Retreat from Moscow , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Unexpected Man , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for John Gabriel Borkman , Honorary Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Eileen Atkins , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Room of One's Own , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Vita & Virginia , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Indiscretions , Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Night Of The Iguana , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for A Room of One’s Own , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for A Room of One's Own , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Room of One's Own , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Room of One's Own , Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Cymbeline , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Passion Play , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Night of the Tribades , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Vivat! Vivat Regina! , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Vivat! Vivat Regina! and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Killing of Sister George .

What awards has Eileen Atkins won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Height of the Storm, Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Honour , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Retreat from Moscow , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Retreat from Moscow, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Man, Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for The Unexpected Man, Honorary Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Eileen Atkins, Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Room of One's Own, Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Vita & Virginia, Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for A Room of One’s Own, Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for A Room of One's Own, Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Room of One's Own, Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Cymbeline, Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Night of the Tribades, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Vivat! Vivat Regina! Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards)and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Vivat! Vivat Regina!.

How many shows has Eileen Atkins written?
Eileen Atkins has written 1 shows including Vita & Virginia (Playwright).