Eileen Atkins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Dec, 2019
Facts of Eileen Atkins
Name Eileen Atkins
Birth Name Eileen June Atkins
Father Arthur Thomas Atkins
Mother Annie Ellen Elkins
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Lower Clapton, London
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actress
Net Worth $2 Million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Grey
Married to Bill Shepard
Divorce Julian Glover
Movies Wolf, Gosford Park, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Robin Hood, Paddington 2
TV Show Doc Martin, The Crown, Psychoville,Breaking Up, Smiley's People
Sisters Judi Dench
Siblings Judi Dench
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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.

Eileen Atkins at the premiere of The Crown SOURCE: Getty Image

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.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
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.

Eileen Atkins picture of her young age SOURCE: Getty Image

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.

 

 

 

 

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