She acted in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Daneman, Maurice Denham, Robert Eddison, Maxine Audley, Robert Atkins, Maurice Good, John Gregson, Barbara Jefford, Alastair Sim, Catherine Lacey, Michael Goodliffe, Derek Smith, and Paul Eddington in the cast. Michael Benthall was ...
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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.