Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins

Highest Rated: 100% The Dresser (1983)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1934

Birthplace: Clapton, London, England, UK

Veteran British star of both stage and screen, Eileen Atkins rose from her working-class roots to become one of the most accomplished and decorated actresses to cross the Atlantic. Though not as well known across the pond as contemporaries Judi Dench or Helen Mirren, Atkins nonetheless thrived on the stage, earning numerous awards and nominations, especially for her several transformative performances as novelist Virginia Woolf. While acting remained her bread and butter, Atkins occasionally used her talents as a writer to create unforgettable television like the popular "Upstairs, Downstairs" (ITV, 1971-75), the acclaimed stage play "Vita & Virginia" (1994) and the well-regarded screenplay for "Mrs. Dalloway" (1997). All throughout her career, she remained in an unparalleled class, building a sterling résumé that eventually earned her a place in the Theater Hall of Fame in 1998. While her feature career remained relatively muted compared to her stage work - a few highlights like "Gosford Park" (2001) and "Cold Mountain" (2003) stood out - Atkins nonetheless established herself as an actress of unending verve and talent.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% 77% Nothing Like a Dame Herself (Character) $858.9K 2018
42% 61% Vita & Virginia Screenwriter $32.8K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Like a Dame Unknown (Character) - 2018
100% 88% Paddington 2 Madame Kozlova (Character) $38.4M 2017
13% 17% ChickLit Peggy Law (Character) - 2016
51% 45% Magic in the Moonlight Aunt Vanessa (Character) $10.5M 2014
47% 54% Beautiful Creatures Gramma (Character) $19.4M 2013
No Score Yet 78% The Scapegoat Lady Spence (Character) - 2012
43% 58% Robin Hood Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Character) $105.2M 2010
33% 56% Wild Target Mother (Character) $117.2K 2010
71% 53% Last Chance Harvey Maggie (Character) $14.9M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple Mystery: Towards Zero Unknown (Character) - 2007
100% 66% Ballet Shoes Madame Fidolia (Character) - 2007
50% 49% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Iris (Character) - 2006
35% 41% Ask the Dust Mrs. Hargraves (Character) $742.6K 2006
No Score Yet 73% The Feast of the Goat Aunt Adelina (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 26% The Queen of Sheba's Pearls School Matron (Character) - 2004
49% 50% Vanity Fair Miss Matilda Crawley (Character) $16.1M 2004
35% 62% What a Girl Wants Lady Jocelyn (Character) $36M 2003
71% 77% Cold Mountain Maddy (Character) $95.6M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Again Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Het Pesten Et Budan Egy Amanda (Character) - 2003
80% 84% The Hours Barbara (Character) $41.6M 2002
No Score Yet 50% Bertie & Elizabeth Queen Mary (Character) - 2002
83% 91% Wit Evelyn "E.M." Ashford (Character) - 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Mrs. Croft (Character) $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleeper Violet Moon (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 61% Madame Bovary Marie Louise (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 79% Women Talking Dirty Unknown (Character) - 1999
5% 15% The Avengers Alice (Character) $23.4M 1998
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Writer $3.3M 1997
74% 79% Jack & Sarah Phil (Character) $114.8K 1995
83% 82% Cold Comfort Farm Judith Starkadder (Character) $5.6M 1995
61% 42% Wolf Mary (Character) $65M 1994
84% 86% Let Him Have It Lilian Bentley (Character) $83.3K 1991
No Score Yet 79% The Lost Language of Cranes Rose Benjamin (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vision Helen Marriner (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roman Holiday Countess (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burston Rebellion Kitty Higdon (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Better Class of Person Nellie Osborne (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children's Rebellion Unknown (Character) - 1985
100% 87% The Dresser Madge (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nelly's Version Nelly (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Mrs. Mann (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Fell Among Thieves Vanity Fair (Character) - 1980
65% 78% Equus Hesther Saloman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raku Fire Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 14% I Don't Want to Be Born (The Baby)(It Lives Within Her)(Sharon's Baby) Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 13% Sharon's Baby Sister Albana (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inadmissible Evidence Shirley (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
82% 100% Doc Martin Ruth Ellingham (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2019 2017 2015 2013 2011
91% 89% The Crown Queen Mary (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Rosemary (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs Maud (Character) 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Deborah Jenkins (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2004 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Bovary Marie Louise (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of Eliott Writer 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990

QUOTES FROM Eileen Atkins CHARACTERS

Ridley says: And here comes our much beloved grandma

Ridley says: And here comes our much beloved grandma.

Gramma says: Let me have a look at you child

Gramma says: Let me have a look at you child.

Mother says: A Barrette for your seventh birthday. A Barrette the pistol of princes. No boy could have assed for more.

Mother says: A Beretta for your seventh birthday. A Beretta the pistol of princes. No boy could have asked for more.