Eileen Atkins Biography
|Birth Name||Eileen June Atkins|
|Father||Arthur Thomas Atkins|
|Mother||Annie Ellen Elkins|
|Birth Place/City||Lower Clapton, London|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Married to||Bill Shepard|
|Movies||Wolf, Gosford Park, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Robin Hood, Paddington 2|
|TV Show||Doc Martin, The Crown, Psychoville,Breaking Up, Smiley's People|
Emmy Award winner Eileen Atkins is an English actress and screenwriter. She gained fame from her role in television series Cranford, The Unexpected Man and Honour. She has also created Upstairs Downstairs and The House of Elliot.
Study At Latymer's Grammar School
Eileen June Atkins was born on 16th June 1934 in Lower Clapton, London, England. She belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds English citizenship.
Eileen's father Arthur Thomas Atkins worked as a gas meter reader while her mother Annie Ellen Elkins was a barmaid. She was raised along with her sister Judi Dench.
In 1945, she joined in Latymer's Grammar School where she graduated in 1950. She then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she completed her graduation in 1953.
Won Primetime Emmy Awards From Her Role
Before coming in television and films, Atkins worked in a theater company called in Guild Players Repertory Company in 1952. While working in the stage, she got her debut role in the television series Hilda Lessways in 1959.
In 1968, she got her first role in a movie titled Inadmissible Evidence. For her performance in the 2007 BBC drama series, Cranford, Atkins was nominated for numerous awards including Gloden Globe Awards, winning a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie.
The actress has also worked in numerous series like Pscyhoville, The Crown and Upstairs Downstairs. She last appeared in the 2017 movie Paddington 2. She continued to play the role of Ruth Ellingham in the 2019 television series Doc Martin.
Has a Huge Net Worth of $2 Million
Eileen Atkins has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2019. She mostly earns money from her acting career.
She has appeared in many commercially hit movies and here are the budgets and box office collections of those films.
|Wolf||1994||Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer||$70 million||$70 million|
|Gosford Park||2001||Bob Balaban and Alan Bates||$19.8 million||$87.8 million|
|The Hours||2002||Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore||$25 million||$108.8 million|
|Cold Mountain||2003||Jude Law and Nicole Kidman||$79 million||$173 million|
|Last Chance Harvey||2008||Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson||$5 million||$32.56 million|
|Robin Hood||2010||Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett||$200 million||$321.7 million|
|Magic in the Moonlight||2014||Colin Firth and Emma Stone||$16.8 million||$51 million|
|Paddington 2||2017||Sally Hawkins and Brendan Gleeson||$40 million||$227.3 million|
She appeared in dozens of successful movies from which she has earned thousands of dollars.
Living Her Life Single
Eileen Atkins is living her life single after the death of her husband Bill Shepard who was a producer by profession.
The former couple had tied the knot on 2nd February 1978, and they were in a happy marital relationship until the producer passed away on 24th June 2016.
Before marrying Bill, she was married to actor Julian Glover. The two exchanged wedding vows in 1957 but nearly after a decade of marriage, they got divorced in 1966.