About Eileen Atkins
Three-time Olivier award-winner Dame Eileen Atkins will star in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles at the Old Vic Theatre, London.
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 and Florian Zeller’s stage play The Height of the Storm in London and on Broadway.
Eileen Atkins’ 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’ 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.
4000 Miles runs from 6 April 2020 until 23 May 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.