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  • Eileen Atkins

    Born on June 16, 1934 in Clapton, London, England

awards & nominations

Cranford (2007)

The idiosyncrasies and misfortunes of the Cranford townspeople are played out.

Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Won Actress

Gosford Park (2001)

Eileen Atkins as "Mrs. Croft"

Robert Altman, one of America's most distinctive filmmakers, journeys to England for the first time to create a unique film mosaic with an outstanding ensemble cast. Set in the 1930's, "Gosford Park" brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Dresser (1983)

Eileen Atkins as "Madge"

During World War II, an embittered actor known to others as Sir (Albert Finney) is well past his prime. Formerly a renowned performer, Sir must now settle for leading a shoddy troupe of aged actors and army rejects in performances of Shakespeare's greatest plays. His anxiety, regret and age begin to get the better of him, and his work starts to suffer. Only Norman (Tom Courtenay), a timid set dresser who is unfailingly devoted to Sir, can hold the show together as it threatens to collapse.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984) Nominated Supporting Actress

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