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 was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1990 Queen's Honours List and awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.