She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with John Gielgud, Brian Bedford, Richard Johnson, Doreen Aris, Robert Harris, Toby Robertson, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill, Patrick Wymark, and Julian Glover in the cast. Peter Brook was director, designer, and ...
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Dame Eileen Atkins
5' 6½" (1.69 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 ...
Appearing in "The Birthday Party" at the Duchess Theatre, London.