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Eileen Atkins

 
Date of Birth: June 16, 1934 (88)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Sondheim's ASSASSINS Announced as Part of the New Chichester F Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Sondheim's ASSASSINS Announced as Part of the New Chichester Festival Theatre Season
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 16, 2023

Chichester Festival Theatre‚Äôs Festival 2023 ‚Äď the final season programmed by outgoing Artistic Director Daniel Evans ‚Äď has been announced by Daniel and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.

The 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Names 10 Finalists Including Zadie Smith, Franci Photo The 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Names 10 Finalists Including Zadie Smith, Francisca Da Silveira & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2023

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

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway Photo HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2022

To celebrate Daniel Radcliffe's return to theatre in the Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, we are taking a look back at the stage careers of he and his fellow Harry Potter film cast members. Keep reading to find out times you may have seen Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, and more onstage!

BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints Photo BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Twenty one limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld ‚Äď signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image ‚Äď are being auctioned online to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, in partnership with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world.

VIDEO: Acorn TV Shares Final DOC MARTIN Trailer Photo VIDEO: Acorn TV Shares Final DOC MARTIN Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2022

Returning for the final season are Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, Jessica Ransom and Selina Cadell. The guest stars in the final season of Doc Martin include: Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), David Hayman (Landscapers), Ben Miller (Professor T, Bridgerton), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), and ore. Watch the video trailer now!

Acorn TV'S DOC MARTIN Closes With Season 10 in October Photo Acorn TV'S DOC MARTIN Closes With Season 10 in October
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2022

Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes as the grumpy, iconic title character, Dr. Martin Ellingham, packs it up next month as the long-running British series comes to an end after 18 years on-air. Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streamer devoted to British and international television, will premiere the tenth and final season of the dramedy.

Paul Roberts Joins Miranda Wilford in S'WONDERFUL: The Great American Songbook at Lon Photo Paul Roberts Joins Miranda Wilford in S'WONDERFUL: The Great American Songbook at London's Crazy Coqs
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

Former lead singer of The Stranglers (1990 ‚Äď 2006), songwriter and actor Paul Roberts, and renowned West End singer, actor, choreographer and resident director Miranda Wilford, alongside a swinging trio of musicians, are bringing their nostalgic and toe-tapping sell-out show back to London for the first time in over 10 years, as they feature the world's greatest music and lyrics of legendary songwriters at the Crazy Coqs in London, from August 22nd.

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.

BWW Review: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Home Premiere Photo BWW Review: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Home Premiere
by Jonathan Marshall - Jun 1, 2020

In a world of remakes, reboots and recycled stories, inimitability is hard to find. Woody Allen is a prolific playwright, comedian, actor, screenwriter and director who has carved out a cohesive career in film. Although many have drawn influence from the auteur, no one can replicate the authentic, witty voice we've heard over the last five decades.

Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collect Photo Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collection
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees! Photo VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees!
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2020

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

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