She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Pericles," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Geraldine McEwan, and Zoe Caldwell in the cast. Tony Richardson 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 ...
Has been nominated for four Tony Awards: as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1967 for "The Killing of Sister George" and in 1972 for "Vivat! Vivat Regina!; and as Best Actress (Play), in 1995 for "Indiscretions" and in 2004 for "The Retreat from Moscow."