Eileen Atkins Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Net worth, Husband, The Crown, Movies and TV Shows

Who is Eileen Atkins? Biography and Wiki

Eileen Atkins is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She is best known for her role as Queen Mary in the series ‘The Crown’, and as  Edwina Kenchington in Psychoville. she has also played as Ruth Ellingham in the TV show Doc Martin.

Eileen Atkins Age and Birthday: What Age is Eileen Atkins?

Dame Eileen June Atkins is 86 years old as of 2020, she was born on June 16, 1934, in Lower Clapton, London, England. She celebrates her birthday on June 16th every year and her birth sign is Gemini.

Eileen Atkins Height

Atkins height of 5 feet 5 inches(1.65 m) and Weighs 58 kg(127 Ibs). She also appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos.

Education Background

She studied at Parkside Preparatory School in Tottenham. She then joined The Latymer School, a grammar school in Edmonton, London, and finally graduated in 1953, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

At the age of three, her mother enrolled her in a dance class after being told by a Gypsy woman who came to their door selling lucky heather and clothes pegs that, her daughter Eileen could be a famous dancer. She studied dancing from age 3 to 15 although she didn’t like it. From age 7 to 15, she danced in working men’s club circuits as Baby Eileen. During the second world war, she performed at London’s Stage Door canteen for American troops and sang songs like “Yankee Doodle.”

Eileen Atkins Family

She was born to Annie Ellen, a barmaid, and Arthur Thomas Atkins, a gas meter reader who was previously under-chauffeur to the Portuguese Ambassador. She was the third born in the family. Unfortunately, there is no information about her siblings

Eileen Atkins Husband: Children

She was first married to actor Julian Glover in 1957 at the age of 21,  the couple divorced in 1966. On 2nd February 1978, she got married to Bill Shepherd who later died on 24th June 2016. Throughout her marriage, She has never had any child.

Eileen Atkins Net worth

Working as an actress and screenwriter who has won great awards in her career, therefore, there is no doubt Eileen earns a good amount of money and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available

Eileen Atkins Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Eileen Atkins.

Eileen Atkins Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Eileen June Atkins
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: Actress
  • Nationality: English
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Eileen Atkins Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 86 years old(2020)
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
  • Date of Birth: June 16, 1934
  • Place of Birth: Lower Clapton, London, Englan
  • Birthday: 16th June

Eileen Atkins Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements:  Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 5 inches(1.65 m)
  • Weight: 58 kg(127 Ibs)
  • Eye Color: Hazel Blue
  • Hair Color: Grey
  • Shoe Size:  Not Available
  • Dress Size:  Not Available
  • Breast Size:  Not Available
  • Waist Size:  Not Available
  • Hip Size:  Not Available

Eileen Atkins Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Arthur Thomas Atkins
  • Mother: Annie Ellen Elkins
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters):  Not Known
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Ex-husband: Julian Glover( From 1957 to 1966), ( Bill Shepherd married 1978 until his death in 2016).
  • Children:  Not Known

Eileen Atkins Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: Under Review
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: Acting

Atkins House and Cars

  • Place of living: To be Updated
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Eileen Atkins Young

At the age of 12, she was professional in Clapham, panto, and Kilburn. One of her grammar school teachers from Latymer School spotted her potential and quickly drilled away her Cockney accent-free of charge, he then introduced her to the works of William Shakespeare, which she studied under him for two years.

She then attended drama demonstration sessions twice a year with this same teacher, she met Robert Atkins who asked her to study drama. She then joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a teaching course and drama classes for a three-year course. In her last year, she performed in three plays.

Eileen Atkins Career

After graduation at Guildhall, she got her first job with Robert Atkins as Jaquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost in 1953. She was also an assistant stage manager at the Oxford Playhouse for a short time until Peter Hall fired her for impudence. She met Julian Glover in repertory companies where she was performing in Billy Butlin’s holiday camp in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Since 1953, she began working in the film, theatre, and television frequently. In 1957, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and first joined Broadway in the 1966 production of The Killing of Sister George. She was the co-creator of the television dramas Upstairs, Downstairs which begun from 1971 to 1975, and The House of Elliot of 1991 to 1993 with Jean Marsh. She is also the writer of the screenplay film Mrs. Dalloway of 1997. Other film appearances include Equus of 1977, The Dresser of 1983, Let Him Have It of 1991, Wolf, Magic in the Moonlight of 2014, and others.

Eileen Atkins Movies


  • 2014: Magic in the Moonlight
  • 2014: Suite Française
  • 2016: ChickLit
  • Since 2016: The Crown


  • 2017: Carnage
  • 2007: Ballet Shoes
  • 2017: Paddington 2


  •  Robin Hood
  •  Wild Target
  •  Tell Me
  • 2010 – 2012: Upstairs Downstairs
  • 2012: The Scapegoat
  • 2013: Beautiful Creatures


  • 2008: Last Chance Harvey
  • 2007: Evening
  • Since 2007: Cranford
  • 2009 – 2011: Psychoville


  • 2004 – 2018: Doc Martin
  • 2004: The Queen of Sheba’s Pearls
  •  Vanity Fair
  • 2005: The Feast of the Goat
  • 2006: Ask the Dust
  • 2006: Scenes of a Sexual Nature


  • 2000: David Copperfield
  • 2000: Madame Bovary
  • 2001: Wit
  • 2001: Gosford Park
  • 2002: Bertie and Elizabeth
  • 2002: The Hours
  •  Cold Mountain
  •  What a Girl Wants
  •  A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda


  • Since 1964: The Massingham Affair
  • 1968: Inadmissible Evidence
  • 1970: The Three Sisters
  • 1971 – 1975: Upstairs, Downstairs
  • Since 1974: David Copperfield
  • 1975: I Don’t Want to Be Born
  • 1977: Equus
  • 1978: She Fell Among Thieves


  • 1983: The Dresser
  • 1982: Oliver Twist
  • 1983: Nelly’s Version
  • 1985: Titus Andronicus
  • 1985: A Better Class of Person
  • 1987: Roman Holiday
  • 1987: The Vision


— The Lost Language of Cranes
— Let Him Have It
— 1991 – 1994: The House of Eliott
— 1994: Wolf

— 1995: Cold Comfort Farm
— 1988 – 1998: Talking Heads
— 1995: Jack and Sarah
— 1997: Mrs. Dalloway

—  1999: Women Talking Dirty
— 1998: The Avengers
— The Children’s Rebellion
— Marple Mystery: Towards Zero

—  Burston Rebellion
— Vita and Virginia
— Madame Bovary
— Rosamunde Pilcher’s Shades of Love

Eileen Atkins The Crown

Most focus on an award-winning show (“The Audience”) by acclaimed film screenwriter Peter Morgan, this sumptuous, Netflix’s drama chronicles the story of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to current times. So, the show starts with an inside look at the beginning reign of the queen, who claims the throne at the age of 25 after the end of her father, King George VI. As the days pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political battles are revealed that played a notable role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

First episode date: 4 November 2016
Network: Netflix
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, MORE

Eileen Atkins Awards

−2002: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gosford Park.
−2004: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, Honour
−1999: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, The Unexpected Man.

—2008: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Masterpiece.
—2008: British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Cranford.
—1988: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Cymbeline.

— 2002: Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, Gosford Park.
— 1978: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, The Night of the Tribades.
— 1991: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, A Room of Oe’s Own.

—1995: Obie Award for Performance, Vita and Virginia.
—1972: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Vivat!Vivat Regina!
— 1995: Drama Desk Special Award

—1995: Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production, A Room of One’s Own
— 2004: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, The Retreat from Moscow
— 1995: Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Vivat!Vivat Regina!

— 1995: Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, A Room of Oe’s Own.
— 1993: Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress, The Night of The Iguana.
— 1991: New York Drama Critics’ Circle Special Citation, A Room of Oe’s Own.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eileen Atkins

Who is Eileen Atkins?

She is one of an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She is best known for her role as Queen Mary in the series ‘The Crown’, and as  Edwina Kenchington in Psychoville. she has also played as Ruth Ellingham in the TV show Doc Martin.

How old is Dame Eileen June Atkins,?

Cranford star actress Eileen is 86 years old as of 2020, born on June 16, 1934, in Lower Clapton, London, UK

How tall is actress Atkins?

The 2008 Emmy Award winner Eileen Atkins stands at a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches

Is Dame Eileen June Atkins, married?

Yes, of course, she was previously married to her late husband Bill Shepherd who died on the 24th of June 2016. Before that, she was married to actor Julian Glover but divorced after almost 9 years in marriage.

How much is Eileen June Atkins worth?

Atkins has not yet revealed her net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under her name.

Where does actress Atkins live?

Because of security reasons, she has not shared her precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.

Is Eileen June Atkins dead or alive?

She is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Eileen Atkins now?

Currently, she is portraying Ruth Ellingham in the TV show Doc Martin. So far so good, she has appeared in more than 39 episodes

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