Dame Eileen Atkins

She is well known as one of British theatre’s grande dramatic dames. What is less well known is that she is also a great cat lover, hence her willingness to support CAT 1977.

Dame Eileen studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after which she made her first appearance as Jaquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost, then went on to repertory theatre and two years with the RSC.

She has appeared opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Alec Guinness, and in 1965 won the Evening Standard Best Actress Award for her breakthrough role as Childie in The Killing of Sister George, which she took to Broadway.

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