The Lost Prince: Who's Who

Eileen Atkins Eileen Atkins
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Eileen Atkins was born in June of 1934 in London and began her acting career with a role in the 1960 British mini-series An Age Of Kings. Her career took off in the 70s; she built an expansive career in TV productions, tossing in the occasional feature film -- including The Hours, Cold Mountain and Vanity Fair -- for balance. The multi-talented Atkins created the phenomenally successful mini-series Upstairs, Downstairs with her friend Jean Marsh and she wrote the screenplay for the 1997 film Mrs. Dalloway (starring Vanessa Redgrave and Natascha McElhone) for which she won the Best Screenplay award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards. She received a nomination for a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award in 1985 for her role in The Dresser and was a member of the Gosford Park cast which won the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2002.