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Dame
Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. In 2008, she won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and the Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Cranford. She is also a three-time Olivier Award winner, winning Best Supporting Performance in 1988 (for Multiple roles) and Best Actress for The Unexpected Man (1999) and Honour (2004).[1] She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1990 and Dame
Dame
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2001. Atkins joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
in 1957 and made her Broadway debut in the 1966 production of The Killing of Sister George, for which she received the first of four Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations for Best Actress in a Play in 1967. She received subsequent nominations for, Vivat! Vivat Regina! (1972), Indiscretions (1995) and The Retreat from Moscow (2004). Other stage credits include The Tempest (Old Vic 1962), Exit the King ( Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival
and Royal Court 1963), The Promise (New York 1967), The Night of the Tribades (New York 1977), Medea
Medea
( Young Vic
Young Vic
1985), A Delicate Balance (Haymarket, West End 1997) and Doubt (New York 2006). Atkins co-created the television dramas Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–75) and The House of Elliot
The House of Elliot
(1991–93) with Jean Marsh. She also wrote the screenplay for the 1997 film Mrs Dalloway. Her film appearances include Equus (1977), The Dresser (1983), Let Him Have It (1991), Wolf (1994), Jack and Sarah
Jack and Sarah
(1995), Gosford Park
Gosford Park
(2001), Evening (2005), Last Chance Harvey
Last Chance Harvey
(2008), Robin Hood (2010) and Magic in the Moonlight (2014).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Stage 3 Film and television 4 Radio 5 Personal life 6 Health 7 Honours 8 Awards & nominations 9 Filmography

9.1 Film 9.2 Television

10 References 11 External links

Early life[edit] Atkins was born in the Mothers' Hospital in Clapton, a Salvation Army maternity hospital in East London. Her mother, Annie Ellen (née Elkins), was a barmaid who was 46 when Eileen was born, and her father, Arthur Thomas Atkins, was a gas meter reader who was previously under-chauffeur to the Portuguese Ambassador. She was the third child in the family and when she was born the family moved to a council home in Tottenham. Her father did not, in fact, know how to drive and was responsible, as under-chauffeur, mainly for cleaning the car. At the time Eileen was born, her mother worked in a factory the whole day and then as a barmaid in the Elephant & Castle at night. When Eileen was three, a Gypsy woman came to their door selling lucky heather and clothes pegs. She saw little Eileen and told her mother that her daughter would be a famous dancer. Her mother promptly enrolled her in a dance class. Although she hated it, she studied dancing from age 3 to 15 or 16. From age 7 to 15, which covered the last four years of the Second World War
Second World War
(1941–45), she danced in working men's club circuits for 15 shillings a time as "Baby Eileen". During the war, she performed as well at London's Stage Door canteen for American troops and sang songs like "Yankee Doodle." At one time she was attending dance class four or five times a week. By 12, she was a professional in panto in Clapham
Clapham
and Kilburn. Once, when she was given a line to recite, someone told her mother that she had a Cockney
Cockney
accent. Her mother was appalled but speech lessons were too expensive for the family. Fortunately, a woman took interest in her and paid for her to be educated at Parkside Preparatory School in Tottenham. Eileen Atkins has since publicly credited the Principal, Miss D. M. Hall, for the wise and firm guidance under which her character developed. From Parkside she went on to The Latymer School, a grammar school in Edmonton, London. One of her grammar school teachers who used to give them religious instruction, a Rev. Michael Burton, spotted her potential and rigorously drilled away her Cockney accent without charge. He also introduced her to the works of William Shakespeare. She studied under him for two years. When she was 14 or 15 and still at Latymer's, she also attended "drama demonstration" sessions twice a year with this same teacher. At around this time (though some sources say she was 12), her first encounter with Robert Atkins took place. She was taken to see Atkins' production of King John at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. She wrote to him saying that the boy who played Prince Arthur was not good enough and that she could do better. Robert Atkins wrote back and asked that she come to see him. On the day they met, Atkins thought she was a shop girl and not a school girl. She gave a little prince speech and he told her to go to drama school and come back when she was grown up. Rev. Burton came to an agreement with Eileen's parents that he would try to get her a scholarship for one drama school and that if she did not get the scholarship he would arrange for her to do a teaching course in some other drama school. Her parents were not at all keen on the fact that she would stay in school until 16 as her sister had left at 14 and her brother at 15 but somehow they were convinced. Eileen was in Latymer's until 16. Out of 300 applicants for a RADA scholarship, she got down to the last three but was not selected, so she did a three-year course on teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. But, although she was taking the teaching course, she also attended drama classes and in fact performed in three plays in her last year. This was in the early 1950s. In her third and last year she had to teach once a week, an experience she later said she hated. She graduated from Guildhall in 1953.[2] As soon as she left Guildhall she got her first job with Robert Atkins in 1953: as Jaquenetta
Jaquenetta
in Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost
at the same Regent's Park Open Air Theatre where she was brought to see Robert Atkins' King John production years before. She was also, very briefly, an assistant stage manager at the Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
until Peter Hall fired her for impudence. She was also part of repertory companies performing in Billy Butlin's holiday camp in Skegness, Lincolnshire. It was there when she met Julian Glover. It took nine years (1953–62) before she was working steadily.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Stage[edit] She joined the Guild Players Repertory Company in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
as a professional actress in 1952. She appeared as the nurse in Harvey at the Repertory Theatre, Bangor, in 1952.[11] In 1953 she appeared as an attendant in Love's Labours Lost
Love's Labours Lost
at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Her London
London
stage debut was in 1953 as Jaquenetta
Jaquenetta
in Robert Atkins's staging of Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost
at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park.[12][13] Atkins has regularly returned to the life and work of Virginia Woolf for professional inspiration. She has played the writer on stage in Patrick Garland's adaptation of A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
and also in Vita and Virginia, winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for the former and screen (the 1990 television version of Room); she also provided the screenplay for the 1997 film adaptation of Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway, and made a cameo appearance in the 2002 film version of Michael Cunningham's Woolf-themed novel, The Hours. Atkins joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
in 1957 and stayed for two seasons. She was with the Old Vic
Old Vic
in its 1961–62 season (she appeared in the Old Vic's Repertoire Leaflets of February–April 1962 and April–May 1962). Her stage performances from 1957 include:[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

Cymbeline (unnamed parts) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2 July 1957 press night The Tempest (unnamed parts) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 13 August 1957 press night The Vigil (Magdalen) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 21 October 1957 press night The Tempest (unnamed parts) at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, 5 December 1957 press night Romeo and Juliet (unnamed parts) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 8 April 1958 press night Hamlet (Lady) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 June 1958 press night Pericles (Diana) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 8 July 1958 press night Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
(unnamed parts) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 26 August 1958 press night Romeo and Juliet (unnamed parts) and Hamlet (Lady) on Tour, 12 December 1958 – 5 January 1959 Roots (Beattie), Bristol Old Vic, February 1961 (for the Bristol Old Vic Company, with Stephanie Cole)[31] The Square (girl), Bromley Little Theatre, Kent, April 1961 (by Merguerite, for a professional company run by David Korda, with Prunella Scales, June Brown, Jeremy Brett
Jeremy Brett
and Windsor Davies) Twelfth Night (Viola), Old Vic, 2 October 1961 press night (scenes from this performance were featured in the March 1962 issue of Theatre World magazine) Richard III (Queen), Old Vic, 6 March 1962 press night (with Paul Daneman, she was on the cover page of the April 1962 issue of Plays and Players magazine for her performance here) The Tempest (Miranda), Old Vic, 29 May 1962 press night Semi-Detached (Eileen Midway), Saville Theatre, London, 5 December 1962 press night (with Laurence Olivier) The Provok'd Wife (Lady Brute), Georgian Theatre (Richmond, Yorkshire) and Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
(London), July 1963 (a play by Vanbrugh, for the Prospect Theatre Company) Exit The King (Juliette), Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival
and Royal Court Theatre, 1963 (with Alec Guinness, scenes from this performance were featured in the November 1963 issue of Plays and Players magazine with Alec Guinness on the cover page) The Sleepers' Den (Mrs. Shannon), Royal Court Theatre, 28 February 1965 opening night (directed by Peter Gill) The Killing of Sister George (Alice "Childie" McNaught), Bristol Old Vic, 1964–66; Duke of York's, 1965 (she was on the cover page of the September 1965 issue of Theatre World magazine for this performance); St. Martin's, 1966 (by Frank Marcus) The Killing of Sister George (Alice "Childie" McNaught), Belasco Theatre, New York, 5 October 1966 – 1 April 1967 (with Beryl Reid) The Restoration of Arnold Middleton (Joan Middleton, the wife), Royal Court, 1966–67 The Promise (Lika), Henry Miller's Theatre, New York, 14 November – 2 December 1967 (with Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
and Ian McShane; on opening night the audience was picketed by local Equity members chanting that only American actors should be allowed on Broadway. Their wish was soon granted as this play closed after 23 performances.[32] The Cocktail Party
The Cocktail Party
(Celia Coplestone), Chichester Festival
Chichester Festival
Theatre, 1968 (with Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
as co-performer and director) Vivat! Vivat Regina! (Elizabeth I), Piccadilly, 8 October 1970 (opening night) – 1971 (by Robert Bolt, with Sarah Miles) Vivat! Vivat Regina! (Elizabeth I), Broadhurst Theatre, New York, 20 January – 29 April 1972 (with Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
as Mary, Queen of Scots) Suzanna Andler (Suzanna Andler), Aldwych Theatre, London, 7 March 1973 press night As You Like It
As You Like It
(Rosalind), Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 12 June 1973 press night Heartbreak House (Hesione Husbaye), Old Vic, 20 February 1975 opening night The Night of the Tribades (Marie Caroline David), Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
Theatre, New York, 13–22 October 1977 (with Max von Sydow) St. Joan (St. Joan), Old Vic, tour and Liverpool Playhouse, 1977–78 (for the Prospect Theatre Company) The Lady's Not For Burning (Jennet Jourdemayne), 1978 (for the Prospect Theatre Company
Prospect Theatre Company
with Derek Jacobi) Twelfth Night (Viola), Old Vic, 1978 (for the Prospect Theatre Company) Passion Play (Nell), Aldwych Theatre, London, 13 January 1981 press night Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (Mrs. Hitchcock), Old Vic, 1983–84 (with Albert Finney
Albert Finney
as Sgt Musgrave, there was a performance on 23 May 1984 at the Old Vic) Medea
Medea
(Medea), Young Vic
Young Vic
Theatre, 1985–86 The Winter's Tale (Paulina, wife to Antigonus), Cottesloe Theatre, 5 February 1988 opening night Cymbeline (Queen, wife to Cymbeline), Cottesloe Theatre, 5 October 1988 opening night Mountain Language (Elderly Woman), Lyttelton Theatre, 17 October 1988 opening night Exclusive (Sally Kershaw), Theatre Royal in Bath, 1988–89 A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
(Virginia Woolf), adapted by Patrick Garland, Theatre Royal in Bath, 1990–91 The Night of the Iguana (Hannah Jelkes), Lyttelton Theatre, 31 January 1992 opening night Vita and Virginia (Virginia Woolf), Minerva Theatre, August–September 1992 (original production for the Chichester Festival Theatre, with Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
as Vita Sackville-West), Ambassador's Theatre, London, 1993–94, and Union Square Theatre (Off-Broadway), 1994 (with Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
as Vita) — this play was written by Atkins based on the letters and diaries of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West Indiscretions (Leonie), Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
Theatre, 27 April – 4 November 1995 (by Jean Cocteau, directed by Sean Mathias, with Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
and Broadway debutant Jude Law) John Gabriel Borkman
John Gabriel Borkman
(Mrs. Gunhild Borkman), Lyttelton Theatre, 15 July 1996 opening night Hermione Lee on Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
(Reader), Cottesloe Theatre, 18 October 1996 opening night A Delicate Balance (Agnes), Haymarket Theatre, 21 October 1997 – 4 April 1998 (with Maggie Smith, written by Edward Albee and directed by Anthony Page) The Unexpected Man (Woman), The Pit, London, 15 April 1998 press night (by Yasmina Reza, with Michael Gambon) The Unexpected Man (Woman), Duchess Theatre, London, 15 June 1998 press night The Unexpected Man (Woman), Promenade
Promenade
(Off-Broadway), New York, 24 October 2000 opening night (with Alan Bates) Honour (Honor), Cottesloe Theatre, 21 February 2003 opening night The Retreat From Moscow (Alice), Booth Theatre, New York, 23 October 2003 – 29 February 2004 (by William Nicholson, with John Lithgow
John Lithgow
and Ben Chaplin) The Birthday Party (Meg), Duchess Theatre, London, 20 April – 25 June 2005 (by Harold Pinter) Doubt (Sister Aloysius), Walter Kerr
Walter Kerr
Theatre, New York, 17 January – 2 July 2006 (by John Patrick Shanley, with Ron Eldard and Jena Malone; Atkins, who replaced Cherry Jones, was supposed to debut on 10 January but was down with flu and so the performance was delayed for a week) The Sea (Mrs Rafi), Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 21 January – 19 April 2008 (by Edward Bond, directed by Jonathan Kent) The Female of the Species (Margot), Vaudeville Theatre, 16 July – 4 October 2008 (by Joanna Murray-Smith; this play outraged the feminist Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer
because of its connection with an incident in her life. It was, however, generally very well received, with The Sunday Telegraph reviewer Tim Walker giving it five stars and describing it as "great theatre.") Harold Pinter: A Celebration, Olivier Theatre, 7 June 2009 (for the National Theatre) All That Fall
All That Fall
(Mrs. Rooney) by Samuel Beckett, Jermyn Street Theatre, 11 October – 3 November 2012, transfer to the Arts Theatre, 6–24 November 2012 (for this she won an Off West End theatre
West End theatre
best actress award in February 2013[33] All That Fall
All That Fall
(Mrs. Rooney) by Samuel Beckett, 59E59 Theatre, New York City, 12 November – 8 December 2013[34] Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins (Ellen Terry), Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 12 January – 23 February 2014[35] The Witch of Edmonton
The Witch of Edmonton
(Elizabeth Sawyer), directed by Gregory Doran, Swan Theatre, 23 October – 29 November 2014 [36] Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins (Ellen Terry), Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 11 January – 13 February 2016[37] The Height of the Storm (Madeleine), by Florian Zeller, in a translation by Christopher Hampton, Richmond Theatre
Richmond Theatre
(1 – 8 September 2018), Cambridge Arts Theatre
Arts Theatre
(10 – 15 September), Theatre Royal Bath (18 – 29 September), then Wyndham’s Theatre, London
London
(2 October – 1 December)

Film and television[edit] She appeared as Maggie Clayhanger in all six episodes of Arnold Bennett's Hilda Lessways
Hilda Lessways
from 15 May to 19 June 1959, produced by the BBC
BBC
Midlands with Judi Dench
Judi Dench
and Brian Smith.[38] In the 1960 Shakespeare production An Age of Kings
An Age of Kings
she played Joan of Arc. She helped create two television series. Along with fellow actress, Jean Marsh, she created the concept for an original television series, Behind the Green Baize Door, which became the award-winning ITV series Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–75). Marsh played maid Rose for the duration of the series but Atkins was unable to accept a part because of stage commitments. The same team was also responsible for the BBC series The House of Eliott
The House of Eliott
(1991–93). Her film and television work includes Sons and Lovers (1981), Smiley's People (1982), Oliver Twist (1982), Titus Andronicus (1985), A Better Class of Person (1985), Roman Holiday (1987), The Lost Language of Cranes (1991), Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm
(1995), Talking Heads (1998), Madame Bovary (2000), David Copperfield (2000), Wit (2001) and Bertie and Elizabeth (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), What a Girl Wants (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Ballet Shoes (2005) and Ask the Dust (2006). In the autumn of 2007, she co-starred with Judi Dench
Judi Dench
and Michael Gambon in the BBC
BBC
One drama Cranford playing the central role of Miss Deborah Jenkyns. This performance earned her the 2008 BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for best actress, as well as the Emmy Award.[39] In 2009 Atkins played the evil Nurse Edwina Kenchington in the BBC
BBC
Two black comedy Psychoville. Atkins replaced Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
as Eleanor of Aquitaine in the blockbuster movie Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, which was released in the UK in May 2010. The same year, she played Louisa in the dark comedy film, Wild Target. Atkins and Jean Marsh, creators of the original 1970s series of Upstairs, Downstairs, were among the cast of a new BBC
BBC
adaptation, shown over the winter of 2010–11. The new series is set in 1936. Marsh again played Rose while Atkins was cast as the redoubtable Maud, Lady Holland. In August 2011, it was revealed that Atkins had decided not to continue to take part as she was unhappy with the scripts.[40] In September 2011, Atkins joined the cast of ITV comedy-drama series Doc Martin
Doc Martin
playing the title character's aunt, Ruth Ellingham. She returned as Aunt Ruth for the show's sixth series in September 2013, the seventh in September 2015 and eighth in September 2017. Atkins starred as Lady Spence with Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys
in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat, shown in September 2012.[41] She has portrayed Queen Mary on two occasions, in the 2002 television film Bertie and Elizabeth
Bertie and Elizabeth
and in the 2016 Netflix-produced television series The Crown. Atkins portrayed graduate school professor Evelyn Ashford to Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) in the film Wit. Wit is a 2001 American television movie directed by Mike Nichols. The teleplay by Nichols and Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
is based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same title by Margaret Edson. The film was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 9, 2001 before being broadcast by HBO
HBO
on March 24. It was shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival
Edinburgh Film Festival
and the Warsaw Film Festival
Warsaw Film Festival
later in the year. Radio[edit] Atkins had a guest role in BBC
BBC
Radio 4's long-running rural soap The Archers in September 2016, playing Jacqui, the juror who persuades her fellow jurors to acquit Helen Titchener (née Archer) of the charge of attempted murder and wounding with intent of her abusive husband, Rob.[42] Personal life[edit] Atkins was married to actor Julian Glover
Julian Glover
in 1957; they divorced in 1966. (A day after his divorce, Glover married actress Isla Blair.)[43] She married her second husband, Bill Shepherd, on 2 February 1978. Shepherd died on 24 June 2016.[44] Atkins claims to have been propositioned by Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
on location in 2004, shortly before she turned 70; she said the incident helped her pass that milestone far more easily than she otherwise would have expected.[45] The Oldie
The Oldie
magazine awarded her the 'Refusenik of the Year' award for this incident. In 1997, she wrote the screenplay for Mrs. Dalloway, starring Vanessa Redgrave. It received rave reviews but was a box-office failure. It was a financial disaster for Atkins and her husband who had invested in the film. She said about this incident: "I have to work. I was nearly bankrupted over Mrs. Dalloway, and if you are nearly bankrupted, you are in trouble for the rest of your life. I don't have a pension. In any case, it doesn't hurt me to work. I think it's quite good, actually."[30] "All through my career, I have tried to do new work, but there is a problem in the West End as far as new work is concerned. As a theatregoer, I get bored with seeing the same old plays again and again. I felt terrible the other night because I bumped into Greta Scacchi and she asked me if I was coming to see her in The Deep Blue Sea. I said, 'Greta, I'm so old, I've seen it so many times. I've seen it with Peggy Ashcroft, with Vivien Leigh, with Googie Withers, with Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
and I played it myself when I was 19. I can't bring myself to see it again. She was very sweet about it."[30] Health[edit] In 1995, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, treated and has recovered.[46] Honours[edit] Atkins was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1990. She was made a Dame
Dame
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) on her 67th birthday, 16 June 2001. On 23 June 2010, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Oxford University. On 5 December 2005 she received the degree of Doctor of Arts, honoris causa, from City University London. She is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 1998.[47] Awards & nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

1967 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play The Killing of Sister George Nominated

1970 BAFTA TV Award Best Actress The Heiress ( BBC
BBC
Play of the Month) Double Bill (The Wednesday Play) The Letter (W. Somerset Maugham) Nominated

1972 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance Vivat! Vivat! Regina! Won

1972 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Vivat! Vivat! Regina! Nominated

1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play The Night of the Tribades Won

1978 Olivier Award Best Actress in a Revival Twelfth Night Nominated

1981 Olivier Award Best Actress in a New Play Passion Play Nominated

1983 BAFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actress The Dresser Nominated

1988 Olivier Award Best Supporting Performance Cymbeline The Winter's Tale Mountain Language Won

1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding One Person Show A Room of One's Own Won

1992 Olivier Award Best Supporting Actress The Night of the Iguana Nominated

1995 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Indiscretions Nominated

1997 Olivier Award Best Actress John Gabriel Borkman Nominated

2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play The Unexpected Man Nominated

2001 Olivier Award Best Actress An Unexpected Man Won

2001 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Cast Gosford Park Won

2004 Olivier Award Best Actress Honour Won

2004 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play The Retreat From Moscow Nominated

2004 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play The Retreat From Moscow Nominated

2008 BAFTA TV Award Best Actress Cranford Won

2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Cranford Won

2008 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film Cranford Nominated

2011 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Upstairs Downstairs Nominated

Note: Atkins also received an Honorary Drama Desk Award in 1995. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1966 Major Barbara Barbara Television movie

1968 Inadmissible Evidence Shirley

1974 The Lady from the Sea Ellida Wangel Television movie

1975 Sharon's Baby Sister Albana

1977 Equus Hester Saloman

1982 Oliver Twist Mrs. Mann Television movie

1983 Nelly's Version Nelly Television movie

1983 The Dresser Madge Nominated— BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1991 A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf Television movie

1991 Let Him Have It Lilian Bentley

1991 The Lost Language of Cranes Rose Benjamin Television movie

1994 Wolf Mary

1995 Cold Comfort Farm Judith Starkadder Television movie

1995 Jack and Sarah Phil

1998 The Avengers Alice

1999 Women Talking Dirty Emily Boyle

2001 Gosford Park Mrs. Croft Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

2001 Wit Evelyn Ashford Television movie

2002 Bertie and Elizabeth Queen Mary Television movie

2002 The Hours Barbara

2003 Cold Mountain Maddy

2003 What a Girl Wants Jocelyn Dashwood

2004 Vanity Fair Miss Matilda Crawley

2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls School matron

2005 The Feast of the Goat Aunt Adelina

2006 Ask the Dust Mrs. Hargraves

2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature Iris

2007 Evening The Night Nurse

2008 Last Chance Harvey Maggie

2010 Robin Hood Eleanor of Aquitaine

2010 Wild Target Louisa Maynard

2012 The Scapegoat Lady Spence

2013 Beautiful Creatures Gramma

2014 Magic in the Moonlight Aunt Vanessa

2017 Paddington 2[48] Madame Kozlova

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1959 Hilda Lessways Maggie Clayhanger 6 episodes

1960 An Age of Kings Attendant Lady Episode: "Richard II Part 2 – The Deposing of a King"

1960 An Age of Kings Joan la Pucelle Episode: "Henry VI Part 1 – The Red Rose and the White"

1965 Knock on Any Door Ruth Episode: "Close Season"

1970 Solo Mary Kingsley Episode: " Eileen Atkins as Mary Kingsley"

1975 Affairs of the Heart Kate Cookman Episode: "Kate"

1980 She Fell Among Thieves Vanity Fair BBC2 Play of The Week

1982 Smiley's People Madame Ostrakova 4 episodes

1985 The Burston Rebellion Kitty Higdon See Burston Strike School

1992 The Lost Language of Cranes Rose Benjamin BBC
BBC
Screen Two

1997 A Dance to the Music of Time Brightman Episode: "Post War"

1998 Talking Heads 2 Celia Episode: "The Hand of God"

2007 Cranford Miss Deborah Jenkyns 2 episodes BAFTA TV Award
BAFTA TV Award
for Best Actress Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Lady Tressilian Episode: "Towards Zero"

2009–2011 Psychoville Edwina Kenchington 8 episodes

2010 Upstairs Downstairs Maud, Lady Holland 3 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot Princess Natalia Dragomiroff Episode: "Murder on the Orient Express"

2011— Doc Martin Ruth Ellingham 23 episodes (as of 2015)

2014 This is Jinsy Miss Penny Episode: "Penny's Pendant"

2016 The Crown Queen Mary 5 episodes

2017 Carnage Dorothy Mockumentary

References[edit]

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Jonathan Ross
on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC1, 13 June 2008 ^ Richard Digby Day, "Delightful Insight Into Life of Actress," Newark Advertiser (23 October 2011, Palace Theatre, Newark) in www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2011 ^ "Eileen Atkins" in The Telegraph (16 June 2001) at www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2011 ^ Eileen Atkins profile, filmreference.com; retrieved 20 December 2011. ^ Eileen Atkins' profile, filmbug.com; retrieved 30 November 2011. ^ Atkins' profile, Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television (The Gale Group, Inc., 2004); retrieved 4 December 2011. ^ Royal Shakespeare Company
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Chichester Festival
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External links[edit]

Eileen Atkins on IMDb Eileen Atkins at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Eileen Atkins interviewed by Beth Stevens about performing in Doubt on Broadway Eileen Atkins interviewed on Theater Talk
Talk
about performing in Doubt on Broadway Performance details listed at the Theatre Collection archive, University of Bristol Zucker, Carole. "Eileen Atkins." In the Company of Actors: Reflections on the Craft of Acting. London: A & C Black, 1999, pp. 1–16. List of performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Archive Catalogue (calm.shakespeare.org.uk) List of performances at the National Theatre Archive Catalogue (worthing.nationaltheatre.org.uk) List of performances at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
(www.ibdb.com)

Awards for Eileen Atkins

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BAFTA TV Award
BAFTA TV Award
for Best Actress

Googie Withers
Googie Withers
(1955) Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna
(1956) Rosalie Crutchley
Rosalie Crutchley
(1957) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1959) Catherine Lacey (1960) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1961) Ruth Dunning (1962) Brenda Bruce
Brenda Bruce
(1963) Vivien Merchant (1964) Katharine Blake (1965) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1966) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1967) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1968) Wendy Craig (1969) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1970) Annette Crosbie (1971) Patricia Hayes
Patricia Hayes
(1972) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1973) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Annette Crosbie (1976) Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
(1977) Penelope Keith (1978) Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
(1979) Cheryl Campbell (1980) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1981) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1982) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1983) Coral Browne (1984) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1985) Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1986) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1987) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1988) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1989) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1990) Geraldine McEwan (1991) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1992) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1993) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1994) Juliet Aubrey (1995) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(1996) Gina McKee (1997) Daniela Nardini (1998) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1999) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2002) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2003) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2004) Anamaria Marinca (2005) Anna Maxwell Martin (2006) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Anna Maxwell Martin (2009) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2010) Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure
(2011) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(2012) Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2013) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2014) Georgina Campbell (2015) Suranne Jones (2016) Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola
Viola
Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1975) Rachel Roberts (1976) Rosemary De Angelis (1977) Eileen Atkins (1978) Pamela Reed
Pamela Reed
(1979) Lois de Banzie (1980) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1981) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1986) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1987) Christine Estabrook (1988) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(1989) Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
(1990) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1991) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Jane Adams (1994) Tara Fitzgerald
Tara Fitzgerald
(1995) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(1996) Dana Ivey (1997) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(1998) Anna Friel
Anna Friel
(1999) Marylouise Burke (2000) Viola
Viola
Davis (2001) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2002) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(2003) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2004) Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
(2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton
(2007) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(2008) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2009) Viola
Viola
Davis (2010) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2011) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2012) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2013) Celia Keenan-Bolger (2014) Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford
(2015) Saycon Sengbloh (2016) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985) Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian
(1986) Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
(1987) — (1988) — (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Eileen Atkins (1991) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(1992) Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith
(1993) Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith
(1994) James Lecesne
James Lecesne
(1995) Mary Louise Wilson (1996) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1997) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1998) David Hare (1999) Dame
Dame
Edna Everage (2000) Pamela Gien (2001) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2002) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2005) Antony Sher (2006) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2007) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(2008) Lorenzo Pisoni (2009) Jim Brochu
Jim Brochu
(2010) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(2011) Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
(2012) Michael Urie
Michael Urie
(2013) John Douglas Thompson (2014) Benjamin Scheuer (2015) Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
(2016) Ed Dixon (2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Olivia Cole (1977) Blanche Baker (1978) Esther Rolle
Esther Rolle
(1979) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1980) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1981) Penny Fuller
Penny Fuller
(1982) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1983) Roxana Zal (1984) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1985) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1986) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1987) Jane Seymour (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1990) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1991) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1992) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1993) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1994) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
/ Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
(1996) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1997) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1998) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Tammy Blanchard (2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2003) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2004) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(2005) Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
(2006) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2009) Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
(2010) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2011) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2012) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2013) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2014) Regina King
Regina King
(2015) Regina King
Regina King
(2016) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress

Yvonne Bryceland (1985) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(1986) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1987) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1989/1990) Kathryn Hunter
Kathryn Hunter
(1991) Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson
(1992) Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
(1993) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1994) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(1995) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
(1998) Eileen Atkins (1999) Janie Dee (2000) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2003) Eileen Atkins (2004) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2005) Eve Best
Eve Best
(2006) Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(2009) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2010) Nancy Carroll (2011) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2012) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2013) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2014) Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
(2015) Denise Gough (2016) Billie Piper
Billie Piper
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress

Yvonne Bryceland (1985) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(1986) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1987) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1989/1990) Kathryn Hunter
Kathryn Hunter
(1991) Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson
(1992) Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
(1993) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1994) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(1995) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
(1998) Eileen Atkins (1999) Janie Dee (2000) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2003) Eileen Atkins (2004) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2005) Eve Best
Eve Best
(2006) Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(2009) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2010) Nancy Carroll (2011) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2012) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2013) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2014) Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
(2015) Denise Gough (2016) Billie Piper
Billie Piper
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role

1977–1984

Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1977) Robert Eddison (1978) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(1979) David Threlfall (1980) Joe Melia (1981) David Healy (1982) Alan Devlin (1983) Edward Petherbridge
Edward Petherbridge
(1984)

Actress

Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1977) Elizabeth Spriggs (1978) Doreen Mantle (1979) Suzanne Bertish (1980) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1981) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1982) Abigail McKern (1983) Marcia Warren (1984)

1985–1990

Merged

Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(1985) Paul Jesson (1986) Michael Bryant (1987) Eileen Atkins (1988) Michael Bryant (1989/1990)

1991–1995

Actor

David Bradley (1991) Oleg Menshikov
Oleg Menshikov
(1992) Julian Glover
Julian Glover
(1993) Joseph Mydell (1994) Ken Stott
Ken Stott
(1995)

Actress

Sara Crowe (1991) Frances de la Tour (1992) Barbara Leigh-Hunt (1993) Helen Burns (1994) Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan
(1995)

1996–2002

Actor

Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve
(1997) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2000) Ben Daniels (2001) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2002)

Actress

Deborah Findlay (1997) Patricia Hodge (2000) Essie Davis (2001) Marcia Warren (2002)

Merged

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1996) Sarah Woodward (1998) Brendan Coyle (1999)

2003–2009

Merged

Essie Davis (2003) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(2004) Amanda Harris (2005) Noma Dumezweni (2006) Jim Norton (2007) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2008) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2009)

2010–present

Actor

Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) Adrian Scarborough (2011) Richard McCabe (2013) Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden
(2014) Nathaniel Parker
Nathaniel Parker
(2015) Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
(2016) Anthony Boyle
Anthony Boyle
(2017)

Actress

Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2010) Michelle Terry (2011) Nicola Walker (2013) Sharon D. Clarke (2014) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2015) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2016) Noma Dumezweni (2017)

Merged

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2012)

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Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

2008

Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010

The King's Speech Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

Authority control

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