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 ...
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Unexpected Man".