Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 16
Birthplace: London, England

Eileen Atkins is the creator of the original landmark series Upstairs Downstairs with Jean Marsh, but was unable to appear in the show due to stage commitments. She was finally granted the chance in the current Masterpiece version, as “Lady Maud Holland." Atkins won a Primetime Emmy® Award in 2008 for another Masterpiece production, Cranford. Her film appearances include Cold Mountain and Gosford Park.

Eileen Atkins is the creator of the original landmark series Upstairs Downstairs with Jean Marsh, but was unable to appear in the show due to stage commitments. She was finally granted the chance in the current Masterpiece version, as “Lady Maud Holland." Atkins won a Primetime Emmy® Award in 2008 for another Masterpiece production, Cranford. Her film appearances include Cold Mountain and Gosford Park. She has won numerous Laurence Olivier stage awards in England and has been nominated for four Tony® Awards. More about the show at the official Upstairs Downstairs site.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
  • Winner
  • Dame Eileen Atkins, as Miss Deborah Jenkyns
  • Cranford (MASTERPIECE)
  • PBS
  • A BBC and WGBH/Boston co-production
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