Eileen Atkins + Sian Philips at the Royal Academy of Arts

17 February 2017

Two of Britain’s most cherished actors, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Sian Philips, appeared at Pin Drop Studio at the Royal Academy of Arts during the landmark exhibition, Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. In this exclusive joint appearance, Siân Phillips and Eileen Atkins read a short story from 1919 called The Dictator: The Story of Ak and Humanity by Yefim Zozulya.

Eileen Atkins is an award-winning actress, known for her critically-acclaimed roles in film and television productions including Gosford Park, Cranford and The Crown. Siân Phillips has starred in era-defining film and TV including Beckett and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – and the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, for which she won a BAFTA for Best Actress. The performance was followed by a Q&A with Pin Drop Studio founder, Simon Oldfield