Eileen Atkins

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Eileen Atkins: ‘There are plenty of parts if you’re willing to make yourself look lousy’
From council estate in Tottenham to West End stage, the veteran actor and screenwriter tells her life story in a funny and honest new memoir

Rachel Cooke

26, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins facing the anguish of dementia

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Twelfth Night; I’m Not Running; The Height of the Storm – review
A musical Twelfth Night flies, while David Hare’s party games never take off. Plus, a masterclass from Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce

Susannah Clapp

14, Oct, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Height of the Storm review – Pryce and Atkins are magnetic
Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins excel in Florian Zeller’s beautifully elusive play, translated by Christopher Hampton

Michael Billington

09, Oct, 2018 @8:00 PM

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Dazzling drama: the unmissable theatre, dance and comedy of autumn 2018
Gender-swapped classics, Hans Christian Andersen’s closet secrets, two giants of US comedy sharing a stage, plus Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as rulers in love

Michael Billington, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Nothing Like a Dame review – an actor’s life for the famous four
Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith take a trip down memory lane in this enjoyable documentary

Wendy Ide

06, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre's great dames | Michael Billington
Roger Michell’s film Nothing Like a Dame brings four legends together – and evokes decades of brilliant performances

Michael Billington

27, Apr, 2018 @2:42 PM

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Nothing Like a Dame review – Judi Dench and Maggie Smith trade brutal banter
Dench, Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright engage in a round-table war of theatrical anecdotes in this outrageously funny film

Peter Bradshaw

26, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Gemma Arterton and Eva Green cast in Virginia Woolf lesbian romance
Green is to play Woolf and Arterton is cast as Vita Sackville-West in Vita & Virginia, a film about the writers’ years-long relationship

Andrew Pulver

08, Feb, 2017 @3:01 PM

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ChickLit review – mummy-porn shenanigans fail to arouse
This Britcom about a bunch of locals trying to save their village pub by writing a Fifty Shades of Grey-style bestseller is hammily acted and clunkily scripted

Peter Bradshaw

01, Sep, 2016 @9:15 PM

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Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West romance set for big screen
Long-gestating adaptation of stage play Vita and Virginia by Eileen Atkins will be directed by Chanya Button

Catherine Shoard

04, Jul, 2016 @10:24 AM

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Shakespeare Solos: watch the first six films
Leading actors perform key Shakespeare speeches in a set of videos that capture the romance, tragedy, villainy and magic of his plays

01, Feb, 2016 @12:26 PM

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