Dame Eileen June Atkins (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She has been nominated for and received many professional awards and was created a CBE in 1990 and later a DBE in 2001. more »
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''It's a damn shame we have this immediate ticking off in the mind about how people sound. On the other hand, how many people really want to be operated upon by a surgeon who talks broad cockney?''Eileen Aitkins (b. 1934), British stage and screen actor. Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 5, 1992).