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