Eileen Atkins

Actor, Writer

  • Birth name
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Eileen June Atkins
  • 1934-06-16
  • Clapton, London, England, UK

Dame Eileen Atkins


Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of Sister George" took her to Broadway.