Eileen Atkins

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Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the actress Eileen Atkins. From dancing in working men's clubs as a child to portraying Virginia Woolf on Broadway and the snobbish Celia for Alan Bennett's Talking Heads monologue, she traces her life as performer and writer.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Get off of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones
Book: Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf
Luxury: An Atkinson Grimshaw painting

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Dec 1998 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestEileen Atkins
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