About Eileen Atkins
Three-time Olivier award-winning Dame Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the internationally acclaimed writer of The Father.
Eileen is best known for her major roles on stage in The Unexpected Man and Honour, and on screen in Upstairs Downstairs and Doc Martin. Her recent work includes appearing as Queen Mary in the Netflix series The Crown.
Eileen Atkins’s previous theatre roles
Atkins joined the 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 nominations for Best Actress in a Play in 1967.
Dame Eileen Atkins’ many stage appearances in the West End include Honour, Ellen Terry, Three Tall Women and The Female of the Species.
She has also played starring roles on Broadway in Retreat from Moscow with John Lithgow, and All that Fall with Michael Gambon and Indiscretions with Jude Law.
Eileen Atkins’s film and tv roles
Dame Eileen Atkins is well known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning screen performance in Cranford, in addition to major roles in Upstairs Downstairs and Doc Martin.
She has also appeared in over 30 films including Gosford Park, The Hours, Cold Mountain, The Dresser, Magic in the Moonlight and Paddington 2 and over 25 television dramas, most recently playing Queen Mary in the Netflix series The Crown.
What role does Eileen Atkins play
Dame Eileen Atkins plays Madeleine, the wife of André who she has been in love with for over fifty years.
What is The Height of the Storm about
The Height of the Storm is about married couple, André and Madeleine, who have been in love for over fifty years. This beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller is set over a weekend during a visit from the couple’s daughter, but all is not as it ought to be.
The Height of the Storm is booking from 2 October 2018 until 1 December 2018 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.