She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Mark Dignam, Dorothy Tutin, and Angela Baddeley in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director.
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Dame Eileen Atkins
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In England, as here, there are always two kinds of audiences: the Royal Shakespeare and the West End. In the last 10 years, audiences have been changed by television. One can tell: people don't concentrate and they expect lighter fare - and I do hate disappointing the audiences. One lady came up to me afterwards here, very complimentary, and then she said 'Well, this is terrible heavy.' And I ...
She has no children. She claimed in an interview with the Radio Times that she has never had any maternal instinct and put that down to the fact that she did not get on with her mother