She acted in T.S. Eliot's play, "Murder in the Cathedral," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Alec Guinness, Michael Aldridge, and Pauline Jameson in the cast. Alec Guinness was director.
Dame Eileen Atkins
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Did You Know?
There's no such thing as a legend. Nearly everyone has forgotten Laurence Olivier
. What's that dreadful word - 'dynasty', as in the Redgraves and Foxes? Acting is not in the blood - otherwise what are Judi Dench
, Maggie Smith
and I doing here? I'm the least well known, for a very good reason. Judi's an incredible actress who wouldn't be so popular if she hadn't been in As Time Goes By
She was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in A Delicate Balance.